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.
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.
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.
EU bank regulation should be applied consistently on a proportionate basis that reflects the size and business model of the banks being regulated.
End-users fear the European Banking Authority’s attempt to control shadow banking via bank exposure limits could backfire.
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.
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.
Proposed rules to impose a capital charge on interest rate risk on the banking book could make managing core lending much more complicated.
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?
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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