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US sanctions are the start of a slippery slope

The US sanctions regime will drive business into the shadows and accelerate the growth of alternative trading currencies.

Investors face fresh interest rate challenge
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Investors face fresh interest rate challenge

Since interest rates dropped to record lows in both the US and UK, investors have been anticipating their rebound and picking their investments accordingly.

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Community spirit keeps small US banks afloat

New regulatory pressures and slow economic growth have been taking their toll on the US's small regional lenders, leading to worries that many of them will be squeezed out of the market. But results from the first quarter of 2014 show that these smaller players are actually performing better than the country's larger lenders. 

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: here to stay
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: here to stay?

Since their federal takeover in 2008, the fate of US mortgage underwriters Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has hung in the balance. Politicians have jostled back and forth on the issue of winding them down, but without any workable and politically agreeable way to fill the void they would leave in the US housing market, it seems that the two institutions may be here to stay.

John Moore
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An established team helps Morgan Stanley hunt for new opportunities

John Moore, the head of Morgan Stanley’s Americas equity capital markets business, explains why identifying innovators is a key part of the job

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Size matters in assessing systemic risk

​For years the conventional thinking was that economies where banking assets fell below the level of GDP were emerging whereas economies with banking assets two or three times the size of GDP were acknowledged as advanced. That was before the crisis.

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A comparative look at the China banking boom

US and China pre-tax profits

Chinese bank assets are now larger than those in the US. A comparison of the two countries over time may give clues to the sector’s sustainability in China.

The future of FX regulation
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The future of FX regulation

With the foreign exchange market reeling from global investigations into the possible manipulation of trading, Frances Faulds looks at the impact more onerous regulation might have on the market.

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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