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Social finance suffers EU setback

September 9, 2022

The quest to create global standards for ‘social’ investing took a blow recently when the European Commission decided to kick the EU’s social taxonomy into the long grass. A fragmentation of standards is now likely to proliferate.

Is UK regulation about to be politicised?

August 15, 2022

It was supposed to turbocharge the City of London’s fortunes, but in the end the government’s long-awaited financial services bill was a bit of a damp squib. It will, however, entrench tensions between the government and regulators with potentially dangerous consequences.

Gensler takes on US stock market interests

July 12, 2022

Certain entrenched interests in the US stock market face a bruising battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission — one that will be played out in the courts and the media.

Golden chance to globalise ESG

June 23, 2022

The recent launch of the ISSB and a series of consultations offer a golden opportunity to drive common global ESG standards.

Banks menaced by the Horsemen of the Apocalypse

May 13, 2022

Swathes of global banking business could be under threat as geopolitical instability looks set to become the norm. 

The beginning of the end of the US dollar?

April 14, 2022

The demise of the US dollar as the world’s top reserve currency has been endlessly debated, but some observers believe that the recent sanctions against Russia might be a real turning point.

How the Ukraine war could go badly for banks

March 14, 2022

Russia has effectively been ejected from the global economy by the West — a move that will stress its banks and could have frightening unintended consequences.  

CBDCs moving to the next stage

February 10, 2022

January saw a rush of announcements about central bank digital currencies, as they enter their next phase of development.

Regulators to peer into the cloud

January 19, 2022

Just three leading cloud providers pose a growing challenge in terms of the operational resilience of banks and this worries financial regulators. 

EU's diverging interpretation of Basel III

December 16, 2021

The European Commission’s approach to implementing Basel III into the EU’s banking framework attempts to be faithful, but is filled with divergences and delays.

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