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The self-inflicted weight of financial regulation risks crushing New York's star status

August 27, 2012

New York's Department for Financial Services' recent intervention in Standard Chartered's affairs in Iran were intended to show the city's might as a financial centre. However, this action may well have the opposite effect to that which was desired, and play directly into China's hands.

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On the brink: the banks just outside the Top 1000

August 1, 2012

While The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking published every July gives an insightful and unique snapshot of the state of the global banking market, our ranking of those banks featuring just below the ranking gives an excellent indication of the way in which the market is heading, and which countries and regions are on the rise.

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New risk regime drives credit derivatives business

August 1, 2012

Blamed for magnifying the effects of the financial crisis, credit derivatives may be given a boost by the post-crisis regulatory changes.

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How do you solve a problem like Libor?

August 1, 2012

Libor has come under huge scrutiny since Barclays was fined for manipulating it. While few bankers believe it can be replaced, even its staunchest supporters say it needs to be reformed. But it is not obvious how. 

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Philip Morris breaks a Eurobond record

July 2, 2012

Even with good ratings and a global brand, US tobacco company Philip Morris was taking a risk issuing in the unpredictable Euromarket. It paid off, however, when the company recorded the lowest coupon for a corporate deal.

Can US equity On-Ramp get investors on board?

July 2, 2012

The US JOBS Act is intended to boost access to public equity markets for emerging growth companies. But it has yet to win the trust of investors.

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Will the renminbi fill the euro gap?

July 2, 2012

With the future of the euro being called into question and many developed economies struggling to grow, transaction banks are looking to take advantage of the opportunities arising from the internationalisation of the renminbi.

Collateral becomes a competitive edge

July 2, 2012

Derivatives collateral management used to be a purely operational matter, but post-crisis regulation and sovereign downgrades have made it into a strategic priority for every bank.

US banks continue to dominate North American ranking

July 2, 2012

While the charge of the Chinese banks grabs the headlines, the big names from the US still lead The Banker's Top 1000 ranking as well as dominating the North American list.

Trading incomes drop heavily at world’s biggest banks

July 1, 2012

Many of the world's largest banks have seen their trading income fall in 2011, with only two – Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan – avoiding this fate.

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