Latest articles from The Banker Editorial

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.

Ethanol shakes up the energy mix

May 28, 2012

With oil prices rising ever higher, interest in ethanol as a green fuel is growing, with the world's largest economies – Brazil, China and the US – already involved in production.

Argentina takes another backwards step

April 23, 2012

Latin America seems to have finally freed itself from its failing patterns of populism with impressive economic results, but Venezuela and, more evidently, Argentina remain reluctant to play ball.

Missed opportunity at the World Bank

April 23, 2012

The appointment of a US academic to head the world Bank instead of Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala shows how out of touch the institution is.

Shedding light on shadow banking

March 26, 2012

The rise of non-bank intermediaries in Europe is an opportunity, not a threat

Will North Korea change course?

March 21, 2012

Already North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-un has taken a step forward and a step back in cooperating with the international community. Will his reign mark the beginning of a more diplomatic North Korea or just more of the same?

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