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The reauthorisation of the US regulator should be a formality, but the combination of Dodd-Frank implementation and the MF Global failure have made for a deeper discussion of the agency’s future.
Mobile money, including banking and payments, is encroaching into the everyday life of the consumer. Monetising the business is still proving difficult, but thanks to the abundance of products available already, tangible business models are slowly emerging.
Personalised and location-based marketing tactics could be a catalyst for higher usage of mobile payments and could, in turn, unlock new business approaches.
Trinidad and Tobago’s central bank governor discusses the population’s low financial literacy, movement in the country’s financial sector and the plans to stimulate the country’s stock exchange.
Jamaica has turned a corner since its recession in 2010, say finance minister Peter Phillips and central bank governor Brian Wynter, thanks in no small part to its plans to restructure the country’s public debt and attract more cross-border investment.
The Senate report into JPMorgan's 2012 losses on credit derivatives suggests new capital regulations are just making investment banking groups even more complicated to oversee. But perhaps regulatory confusion will eventually shrink 'too big to fail' banks.
On the eve of his re-election, Ecuador's president Rafael Correa spoke exclusively to The Banker about why his new economic model is giving the country a more sustainable alternative to the "social holocaust" unleashed by capitalism.
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