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Supervisors or enforcers: who steers AML in Europe?

October 1, 2018

Even after several revisions, the EU’s anti-money laundering directive does not definitively answer the question of whether a unified EU approach to AML is needed and politically achievable. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

The EU's AML report card: Must do better

October 1, 2018

Despite the rhetoric in Europe on tackling money laundering, cases continue to come to light. Politician should act together now, says Stefanie Linhardt. 

Bankers fret over part two of EU securities lending rules

September 19, 2018

Bankers are becoming increasingly anxious over the second stage of the EU’s securities financing transaction regulation, which involves greater granularity of reporting around securities lending. By Justin Pugsley.

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What will US policy mean for emerging markets?

September 3, 2018

Changes in US monetary policy are likely to push emerging markets to look for other alliances. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Redefining GDP

August 31, 2018

Is it time to rethink gross domestic product as a measure of a country’s economic vitality? Joy Macknight investigates.

FSB pivot from policy-making is good news for banks

August 23, 2018

The Financial Stability Board is moving away from policy-making towards assessing the implementation and impact of global rules – potentially good news for bankers.

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Libor: can the benchmark stay afloat?

August 1, 2018

Regulators have called time on Libor, the world’s most-cited reference rate. But its demise is not a sure thing. Danielle Myles assesses Libor’s chances of survival, and looks at what could take its place.

Will UK's SM&CR bring a wider culture shock?

July 26, 2018

There is early evidence that banks are changing their corporate cultures in light of regulatory initiatives such as the UK’s Senior Managers & Certification Regime. It is no surprise, therefore, that other regulators are taking a greater interest in it. By Justin Pugsley.

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China's largest lenders shrug off regulatory and trade obstacles

July 4, 2018

How are Chinese banks reacting to sustained regulatory tightening and potential new risks such as household debt growth and the Sino-US trade dispute? Stefania Palma reports.

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Can anything derail China's economic growth?

July 4, 2018

A downturn in China's economic growth has been 'imminent' for much of the past decade, according to many experts. However, the country keeps on posting impressive figures. Peter McGill looks at the possible impact of its current challenges, including US tariffs, ballooning debt and shadow banking.

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