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Private banking takes off in Thailand

January 2, 2020

Thailand’s private banking sector has come out into the open for the first time following changes to banking regulations. The Banker reports on its early progress.

Is the FSOC underestimating risks to US financial stability?

January 2, 2020

Mortgage origination and cyber attacks are among the top concerns of the US Financial Stability Oversight Council but, surprisingly, the rapid growth in collateralised loan obligations is not seen as one of them. 

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Business as usual for Hong Kong?

January 2, 2020

The civil unrest in Hong Kong occupied international headlines for much of 2019, yet there has been little impact on the city’s position as a business hub in Asia. 

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Are Fed latest regulations a change for the better?

January 2, 2020

The Banker recently assembled an expert panel to give their reaction to the US Federal Reserve's latest batch of regulations, issued in late 2019. 

FCA takes Brexit opportunity to rethink rules

December 2, 2019

UK regulators see Brexit as an opportunity to review the country’s regulatory regime and shift the focus to an outcomes-based approach. 

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NPLs cast a shadow over Bangladesh's boom

December 2, 2019

Bangladesh’s phenomenal economic growth is obscuring the fact that parts of its banking sector are suffering with persistent NPLs.

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Bangladesh feels the strain of economic boom

December 2, 2019

Bangladesh's economy is growing fast but its cities face huge air pollution challenges, and the country’s weak infrastructure is buckling under the strain of this economic growth. 

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Uncertainty: the only certainty for 2020

December 2, 2019

Uncertainty continued to plague the world economy in 2019 and there is not much optimism among economists that it will fare much better in 2020. 

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Asia-Pacific's uneven Basel III mix

December 1, 2019

The Basel III rules on capital are supposed to ensure stronger banking – but in Asia's less developed markets, meeting the requirements is creating challenges. 

How uneven regulation and financial innovation fuel tax abuse

November 1, 2019

Aggressive tax planning costs governments billions of dollars a year, not helped by an uneven regulatory playing field.

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