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As pandemic recedes, NPLs surge in southeast Asia

March 23, 2021

Central banks in southeast Asia are grappling with a rise in non-performing loans across the region.

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Hong Kong SFC clamps down on market manipulation schemes

March 23, 2021

Fifteen brokers have been ordered to freeze client accounts linked to a suspected social media ramp-and-dump scam.


BPI calls on Fed to extend leverage ratio exclusions

March 18, 2021

Ratio applied to eight G-SIBs needs to be recalibrated, says the Bank Policy Institute.


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Banks’ cloud push ‘hindered by fragmented global regulations’

March 17, 2021

Consistent regulatory approach to use of cloud by financial firms required, argues ASIFMA.

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Review proposes radical shake-up of UK’s listing regime

March 15, 2021

Lord Hill listing review aims to boost London's competitiveness in the post-Brexit era.

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Fed governor calls for lessons to be learned from Covid shock

March 15, 2021

Covid turmoil underscores need to ensure financial sector can withstand a range of shocks, says Lael Brainard.


Risk and performance: beware traditional indicators

March 15, 2021

Traditional risk and performance assessment tools can fail badly when analysing investments with asymmetric risks.

Greensill failure highlights shadow banking risks

March 11, 2021

From a distant corner of the financial system comes another failure, hot on the heels of Wirecard’s collapse. The latest saga involves Greensill Capital, which also slipped through the regulatory net. 

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Europe’s cum-ex probes heat up with focus on London

March 10, 2021

More banks likely to be drawn in as fraud investigations increase across the EU.

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Banking lessons from the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak

March 5, 2021

Amid the fallout from Covid-19, what can we learn from parallels with the Spanish flu pandemic a century earlier?

What impact did the global pandemic have on banks?

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