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Caught in the middle

February 2, 2009

In the US’s multi-layered banking sector, the credit crisis is being felt on all levels. But as the Treasury launches wave after wave of initiatives to protect the larger banks, and the smaller community banks stand firm due to their low exposure to subprime, it is the medium-sized banks that face the greatest threat. Writer Jane Monahan in Washington, DC.

America’s deep divide

November 3, 2008

As US regulators and government work together to increase liquidity and help stabilise the economy, mixed opinions abound on just how much public money should be used to alleviate the problems stemming from the country’s banking sector. Writer Jane Monahan.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin

October 6, 2008

Douglas Holtz-Eakin tells how a McCain presidency would react to foreign bids for US firms. Writer Courtney Fingar.

Dan Tarullo

October 6, 2008

Dan Tarullo explains the impact an Obama presidency would have on foreign investment. Writer Lara Williams.

Carlos M Gutierrez

October 6, 2008

In the final months of the Bush administration, there is to be no slacking off with the president pushing for trade agreements with the likes of Colombia, says the US commerce secretary. Writer Courtney Fingar.

Archibald Cox

July 1, 2008

No stranger to the banking world, Archibald Cox has been inspired to return to the sector as chairman of Barclays Americas. He tells Katherine Tully of his intent to expand the bank’s share of the market and build its position in the US as an international platform.

US banks reeling from regulatory review

May 5, 2008

The proposed radical shake-up of financial regulation in the US has rattled the banking industry, writes Michael Imeson.

Competitive clearing

May 5, 2008

Competition and consolidation among exchanges, on both sides of the Atlantic, is reshaping the clearing models for exchange-traded derivatives, reports Frances Maguire.

IFRS makes a transatlantic crossing

March 4, 2008

US acceptance of International Financial Reporting Standards is a breakthrough, but UK bankers foresee a discrepancy between rules-based and principles-based systems, writes Michael Imeson.

Big five US banks record fourth-quarter downturn

March 4, 2008

Any hopes of Q4 results helping to restore the battered fortunes of the top five US banks were dashed as a further wave of bad news from the economy and escalating fall-out from the subprime crisis hit confidence.

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