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EU benchmarks regulation risks further fragmentation

November 21, 2018

Third-country benchmark administrators are struggling to comply with the EU’s benchmarks regulation, potentially threatening to cut off some EU entities from non-EU financial markets.

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A Russian resolution: are the country's banks back on track?

November 1, 2018

Following crises, poor management and bailouts, is Russia's banking sector on the road to recovery?

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Rescuing Argentina: will the rope snap after IMF bailout?

November 1, 2018

Argentina’s currency crisis has triggered an IMF bailout, which the government believes will spark a recovery. Those who recall the IMF’s last intervention less favourably will be hoping the government is right. 

Why cognitive technologies are a double-edged sword

October 20, 2018

Cognitive technologies could provide banks with new efficiencies, capabilities and innovations. But they could also cause a future crisis if not properly controlled.

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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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