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FCA grants another Libor reprieve to fend off potential market disruptions

November 24, 2021

The decision is part of a long series of delays and exemptions to help the industry transition to alternative interest rate benchmarks. 

2022 year ahead

Will the world return to 'normal' in 2022?

November 22, 2021

What ‘normal’ will look like post-pandemic is not easy to predict, as inflation, rising interest rates and quantitative easing tapering lead to greater uncertainty in the year to come. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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EU finalisation of Basel III leaves banks concerned

November 15, 2021

European Commission’s proposals to better insulate EU banks from shocks have been met by the industry with concerns.

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US and UK banks bask in stellar third quarter results

November 12, 2021

Surge in profits driven by pandemic rebound and M&A bonanza unlikely to last, say analysts.

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Turning of the tide on US antitrust

November 11, 2021

A renewed interest in antitrust could mean greater scrutiny ahead of mergers – including banking consolidation – and even the prospect of curbs on US tech giants.

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The developing art of measuring ESG performance

November 10, 2021

Across the public and private markets, significant efforts are underway to crack the complex and multifaceted challenge of quantifying companies’ environmental, social and governance performance. 

US regulators are coming for stablecoins

November 9, 2021

Issuers of US dollar-backed stablecoins could be nearing an existential threat as regulators clearly want to subject them to tough banking rules. 


Central banking beyond the pandemic

November 9, 2021

Central banks around the world are contending with stark choices around how to unwind their Covid stimulus packages in the face of turbulent markets. 

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Natwest vs the FCA: are retail banks fighting a losing battle?

November 3, 2021

UK financial watchdog has shown it will use criminal rather than just civil regulatory powers to go after a bank that has fallen short on compliance.

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2022: a tech boom and a greenwashing backlash?

November 3, 2021

Forrester’s annual predictions report forecasts an array of new digital offerings next year and that regulators will get tough on ESG classifications.

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