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The Basel Committee’s net stable funding ratio takes is taking aim at the market for securities financing and lending.
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The ongoing dispute over the sovereignty of the Ukrainian republic of Crimea, which is currently occupied by Russian forces, has wreaked havoc in its financial sector, with many banks pulling out of the region and depositors unable to access their funds.
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A novice European parliament will be scrutinising how untested European regulators implement far-reaching new rules for the financial sector
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