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EU’s relaxed approach opens transatlantic liquidity gap

The EU has introduced a liquidity coverage ratio for banks that is noticeably weaker than its US equivalent.

From World / Americas / US

Why real-time payments are not yet a reality

The US is working towards real-time payments, but will they actually be an improvement for banks?

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Bringing Jamaica back from the brink

Jamaica’s minister of finance Peter Phillips is working with the International Monetary Fund to implement reforms and stimulate economic growth in the Caribbean country.

Peru picks up
From World / Americas / Peru

Peru bounces back from 'tapering tantrum'

Peru's stellar economic performance over the past decade hit a bump in 2013 as a result of the US quantitative easing programme. However, the country's central bank governor sees this as a temporary setback, and reports that the Peruvian economy is back on the track towards long-term growth.

From World / Americas / US

US asset-backed securities rules reassure issuers, but not investors

The US Securities and Exchange Commission altered new rules for asset-backed securities to ease privacy concerns, but investors want more disclosure.

Icelands tale of two banking stories

Iceland's tale of two banking stories

Iceland's banking sector has recovered impressively from its 2008 collapse, and the banks formed from the ashes of that period are performing well. However, the clouds of the past still linger, and the winding-up processes of the failed Kaupthing, Glitnir and Landsbanki are still to be resolved.

Constantin Niţă

Romanian minister of economy seeing benefits of EU membership

Romania's minister of economy, Constantin Niţă, talks about the country's economic outlook, the impact of EU membership and the challenges posed by the crisis between neighbouring Ukraine and Russia.

Has Islamic banking finally cracked Pakistan?

After a false start, Islamic banking has become the fastest growing segment of the Pakistani banking industry, with the full support of the government. Apart from the ever-present challenge of liquidity management, most local Islamic bankers agree that their most important task now is to build awareness in the country.

CFTC offers olive branch to Europe
From World / Americas / US

CFTC offers olive branch to Europe

The new commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has pledged to replace existing regulation with more cross-border friendly rules. Will it be enough to reverse the fragmentation of the global market? 

Sukuk sheds its niche status

The growth of 'hard' currency sukuk issuance is pushing the market to the next level, as new issuers and new investors flock to the sharia-compliant finance space to capitalise on the growth prospects of emerging economies in the Gulf and Asia. 

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