In their latest stress tests of systemically important banks, US regulators are reinforcing their focus on risk management, controls and governance, while differentiating more between complex and non-complex large firms. Justin Pugsley reports.
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China is pulling ahead of Europe when it comes to investing in green projects, while president Donald Trump's scepticism towards climate change is risking the US's status in the field, author and professor Mariana Mazzucato tells Stefania Palma.