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Is cross-border resolution too big to solve

Is cross-border resolution too big to solve?

August 1, 2014

A growing number of countries have introduced resolution regimes for their systemically important banks, but making sure they work together globally is a larger challenge.

Does financial regulation have to be global?

July 28, 2014

Cross-border regulation of banks is proving increasingly difficult, despite the call for global regulation of the financial system. 

ECB leaves eastern Europe feeling stressed

July 1, 2014

Austrian banks are complaining that the eurozone stress test is biased against central and eastern Europe.

The London Gold Fix: crossing the regulatory Rubicon?

May 27, 2014

A regulatory over-reaction to allegations of gold market manipulation could deal a fatal blow to the commodities trading desks of investment banks that are already in retreat.

The Financial Stability Board goes snark hunting

April 28, 2014

Regulating specific risky activities in the financial sector is more useful than trying to identify systemic non-bank, non-insurance institutions.

Dos and don'ts of fraud

Dos and don’ts of preventing fraud in a bank

April 1, 2014

The damage that a fraud investigation can wreak on a bank is already well documented, but what measures can banks take to protect themselves against such incidents and minimise the repercussions if a fraudster does slip through the net? 

Nigerian banks shrug off regulatory headaches

April 1, 2014

Nigeria’s banks may be suffering the impact of regulatory changes and monetary tightening, but the country’s robust growth and economic reforms are taking away the sting.

Risk weights – use them (wisely) or lose them

March 24, 2014

With investors claiming that Basel explanations of risk weighting models are indecipherable, confidence in these measures has been lost. If it is not restored, capital may have to be regulated using much harsher methods.

A fine frenzy

A fine frenzy! How banks are paying the price for the subprime crisis

March 3, 2014

Over the past two years banks have been hit by a huge wave of litigation relating to residential mortgages, interbank rates, consumer insurance and money laundering. Though lenders have largely managed to absorb the costs fairly easily, it seems that the regulators are not quite finished when it comes to dishing out fines.

EU tightens grip on national financial regulation

February 24, 2014

The Court of Justice of the EU's rejection of British attempts to appeal against a European short-selling ban could signal a new degree of harmonisation on financial regulation.

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