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An unnecessary blunt instrument

July 28, 2010

The European Parliament's new law capping bankers' bonuses has met with a resigned acceptance in the banking community. But most bankers privately agree that national efforts are adequate already and that the EU's interference will only sow confusion and could lead to an exodus of talent. Writer Charlie Corbett

Nowhere to hide from Uncle Sam

July 6, 2010

The overhaul of US withholding tax legislation will have a dramatic impact on how US corporations raise funds abroad, as well as the way foreign investors invest in US securities. Writer Charlie Corbett

Reassessing clients' rights

May 5, 2010

Almost two years since the fall of Lehman Brothers, the UK regulator is assessing proposals that could see a major shake up of the way prime brokers handle their clients' assets. Writer Charlie Corbett

Reg Rage: Will it be third time lucky for Basel?

March 31, 2010

Change to the Basel framework must, and will, happen. But many bankers question whether version III will be any more successful than efforts I or II. Writer Geraldine Lambe

MiFID review makes bond dealers nervous

March 3, 2010

MiFID is moving up the agenda, with a major review due this year that is likely to see its post-trade transparency regime for equity markets extended to non-equity markets. Bond dealers are understandably nervous. Writer Michael Imeson

Adoption proves costly for New Zealand's banks

February 1, 2010

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has strengthened its liquidity requirements for banks. It will be expensive, but at least they'll be operating on a sounder footing. Writer Michael Imeson

Canada's banks hit by insurance sales rule change

December 30, 2009

Is a bank website the same as a bank branch? Canada's finance minister thinks so, which means that banks, which are not allowed to sell insurance through branches, are to be banned from selling it online too. Writer Michael Imeson

Devil in the detail as EC prepares for next banking crisis

November 27, 2009

The next time economic disaster strikes, the EC wants an EU-wide way of dealing with the fallout. But the framework it suggests is highly complex. Writer Michael Imeson

German frenzy over capital requirements

October 28, 2009

Global regulators are drawing up tougher capital adequacy standards, but German banks do not like what they are seeing. Writer Michael Imeson

Reg Rage: Irish government backs banks with bad loan purchase

October 5, 2009

By the end of the year, Ireland's government will start buying up €90bn of highly risky land and property loans, much to the relief of the country's struggling banks. Writer Michael Imeson

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