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A fine frenzy
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A fine frenzy! How banks are paying the price for the subprime crisis

Over the past two years banks have been hit by a huge wave of litigation relating to residential mortgages, interbank rates, consumer insurance and money laundering. Though lenders have largely managed to absorb the costs fairly easily, it seems that the regulators are not quite finished when it comes to dishing out fines.

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Time to clarify fines

Another day, another huge fine for banks. But is it justified? 

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US banks closing the GAAP

US banks closing the GAAP

The Basel Committee has decided that banks can net certain transactions when calculating the leverage ratio. This will bring the regulatory requirement closer to US rather than to European accounting standards.

Jim O’Neill
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Is more moderate growth in China good for everyone?

The days of double-digit growth in China may be over, but the rest of the world has little reason to fear, says Jim O’Neill.

The new bridges of world trade
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The new bridges of world trade

Trade is changing. Flows between emerging markets continue to develop, high wages are sending some production back to Europe and the US, meanwhile Africa is making a bid to stem its reliance on raw commodities.

2013 review the start of the US revival
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2013 review: the start of the US revival?

Many investors are confident that 2013 will be remembered as the year the US economy finally started its recovery. For other parts of the world, not least the eurozone and most major emerging markets, the memories are likely to be a lot gloomier. Paul Wallace reports.

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Why it is time to kill the Basel illusion

Banks, regulators and consultants are all trying to preserve a Basel capital measurement that relies on a discredited process of risk-weighting assets.

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US regulators put the squeeze on liquidity

The US Federal Reserve’s proposals to implement the liquidity coverage ratio component of Basel III involves hitting their deadline sooner than Basel's recommendations and tighter definitions of liquid assets.

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Can regulators rebuild Humpty Dumpty?

Regulators will need closer co-operation on resolution regimes to avoid further fragmentation of the global banking sector.

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Tougher banking regulation needed for mortgages

Central banks around the world should take note of the United Arab Emirates' new regulations on mortgage lending. 

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