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Lloyd Blankfein - Comment

December 23, 2009

Heavy-handed regulatory reform in response to the financial crisis runs the risk of damaging the economy further. A measured response that accepts a certain level of risk makes good fiscal sense and will be a more sensible outcome.


Reform is a work in progress

November 27, 2009

Policy reforms in Indonesia's banking sector have transformed shareholding structures and foreign investors have scooped up local banks. But further change is needed to enable the country to cope with an anticipated economic explosion, say local bankers. Writer Michelle Price

Hybrids: The capital conundrum

November 27, 2009

Danièle Nouy, secretary-general of the Banque de France's Banking Commission

Distinguishing between banks' funds and shareholders' equity has become increasingly difficult as the rise of hybrid capital instruments has introduced grey areas to the financial sector. Writer Charles Piggott

Competitive natures

November 27, 2009

The competitive landscape has been redrawn by the crisis, with collapsed firms being snapped up and others retrenching. Commercial banks are taking a larger piece of the pie, writes Suzanne Miller.

Commodities: Banks brace for commodities rules

November 27, 2009

As US regulators set about tightening the rules on commodity derivatives trading, banks fear the changes may do more harm than good. Geraldine Lambe reports.

Regulatory bodies must not go too far chasing the wrong priorities

October 28, 2009

Anthony Belchambers
CEO, Futures & Options Association

Regulatory bodies are directing their might at systemic weaknesses within the financial system, but there is a chance that they might go too far in chasing the wrong priorities.

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

Jacques de Larosière

October 5, 2009

There is a meeting of minds around the world on how best to reform the financial system, but enforcing these principles in a consistent way will still be difficult.

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Measuring up

October 5, 2009

Widely criticised after the subprime crisis as part of the problem, it seems that credit ratings agencies are still regarded as part of the solution by the market and regulators alike. Writer Philip Alexander

Reg Rage: UK financial system set for reform

September 2, 2009

The UK government has just published proposals for wide-ranging changes to financial regulation. Although the measures will be intrusive, bankers are generally supportive. Writer Michael Imeson

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