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The EC's capital market union is vital for growth

Venture capital for small businesses, long-term investors for infrastructure and new funding channels for banks will be the priorities for the next stage of the European Commission's capital markets union plans, says European commissioner Jonathan Hill.

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Japan’s mega-banks: a different kind of growth story

Japan's mega-banks – Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Mizuho Financial Group – have faced a number of challenges over the past few years, from the country's low-interest-rate environment to its ageing population. However, by diversifying their revenue sources and geographical portfolios, these lenders are managing to defy stagnant domestic conditions.

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Will China's New Silk Road progress smoothly?

China's One Belt, One Road initiative – building a new Silk Road between western Europe and China's east coast as well as improving the Maritime Silk Road – will be a major game changer for international trade. Stefania Palma assesses its possible impact.

Europe needs a proportionate rethink on bank regulation

EU bank regulation should be applied consistently on a proportionate basis that reflects the size and business model of the banks being regulated.

Shadow banking rules prompt gloom in Europe

End-users fear the European Banking Authority’s attempt to control shadow banking via bank exposure limits could backfire.

Round table: TLAC and risk-weights top regulatory concerns

Participants in The Banker's round table of regulation specialists at leading cross-border banking groups identify the key challenges they are facing and the impact these will have on business models.

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Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission chairman sees reforms starting to pay off

Tseng Ming-chung, chairman of Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission, is seen by many as the bringer of long-awaited deregulation and reform. Two years into his mandate, Mr Tseng gives The Banker an update on his strategy, which is already bearing fruit.

No such thing as simple banking in Basel

Proposed rules to impose a capital charge on interest rate risk on the banking book could make managing core lending much more complicated.

AML focus turns to financial inclusion

AML focus turns to financial inclusion

Increased regulation and staggering fines have put reducing risk at the top of the agenda for many banks, but often at the expense of financial inclusion. How can financial institutions ensure they walk the line between compliance while ensuring sectors of society are not excluded?

Argentina continues to walk a default tightrope

Argentina continues to walk a default tightrope

It is becoming less and less likely that Argentina will resolve its dispute with international investors over its 2002 default before its presidential election in October. The question is, will the country drift further apart from the international investor community, or will the next government bring about the structural reforms markets are impatient to see?

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