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Disasters: Why experts fail to predict them

February 3, 2004

Why do experts fail to predict company failures such as Parmalat, Enron and WorldCom? To find out, The Banker invited credit and rating analysts and auditors to a roundtable discussion to explore the issues. The discussion got quite heated as the finger was pointed at the various parties and a proposal to change the way underwriters get paid was put up for debate

New EC law raises hackles

June 9, 2003

Susana Fernández Caro reports on negative responses to the European Commission’s draft legislation promoting ‘responsible lending’.

Banks under legal siege

March 2, 2003

Wall Street banks are facing damages to the tune of $25bn but are reluctant to set aside reserves as they fear it may encourage new claims. Suzanne Miller reports on the legal battle that threatens to spread overseas.

Can Basel II be made to work?

August 2, 2002

Latest developments in the progress of the Basel II Capital Accord have raised concerns by both US and European parties that its complexity will lead to unequal treatment. 

Spotlight on a shady world

July 2, 2002

Melvyn Westlake says the legal row between Nomura and CSFB could result in more transparency in the world of credit derivatives.

Enron fallout: why insurers fail banks

March 2, 2002

JP Morgan Chase thought it had its Enron risks insured. Now it is fighting a legal battle to reclaim the money. The case raises wider questions about the effectiveness of credit insurance and the much-heralded convergence between banking and insurance.

Why banks don't know their clients

November 2, 2001

Since September 11, the finance sector has come under the spotlight for its role as a conduit for terrorist funds. Politicians are making great speeches and blaming the banks. But to stop the abuses would require no less than a politically unacceptable clampdown on minorities, the curtailing of civil liberties and the halting of world trade.

All power to the super regulator

February 2, 2001

Karina Robinson talks to the FSA’s Sir Howard Davies.

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