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Basel III must not ignore emerging banks

October 29, 2012

New international liquidity requirements favour banks based in countries with highly developed capital markets. This is harsh on well-capitalised emerging market banks.

London retains top position in financial centre ranking

October 22, 2012

London has been named the world's leading financial centre by The Banker's 2012 global asset management survey, beating off competition from leading Asian financial centres Hong Kong and Singapore.

Qatari banks lead Arab banks' Tier 1 growth

October 17, 2012

The Banker's top Arab banks ranking showed impressive Tier 1 growth among Middle East and north Africa's banks, with the Qatari banking sector leading the way, accounting for three of the top five Arab banks by Tier 1 growth.


The Banker's Investment Banking Awards 2012

October 5, 2012

The Banker celebrates the most innovative players in the investment banking field over the past 12 months, handing out 31 awards to the industry’s great and good, from global behemoths to boutiques.

Wanted: co-operative investment bankers

September 24, 2012

If the largest investment banks can emulate the structure of boutiques, they can adapt to the toughest market conditions.

Regional regulation is anti-globalisation

September 24, 2012

Increasingly strict, region-specific regulation is making it increasingly complex, not to mention costly, for transaction bankers to operate on a global scale.

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.

Libor’s here to stay

July 24, 2012

The benchmark needs to be reformed, not scrapped.

Spain shows the cost of postponing pain

July 2, 2012

Allowing crippled banks to fudge their loan losses is not the way to deliver a healthy banking market.

Eurozone crisis: a case of failure by design

May 28, 2012

A critical design flaw in the euro project meant that problems were inevitable.

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