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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.

PSD2: playing with firewalls

February 24, 2014

The European Commission's proposed update to the Payment Services Directive will allow third parties to penetrate banks' security firewalls, which is leaving banks understandably nervous.

Transaction bankers look beyond regulation

Transaction bankers look beyond regulation

February 3, 2014

The key talking points this year for transaction bankers are likely to be more varied and more positive than in previous years, when regulation has largely dominated discussion.

Big data helps tackle big regulation

Big data helps tackle big regulation

January 2, 2014

Regulatory demand for greater insight into banks has pushed financial institutions to seek out scalable and low-cost data processing. 

Banks try to stay ahead of regulatory tide

January 2, 2014

Senior executives are changing the way their organisations work in an effort to move from merely complying with new regulations to defining how the bank of the future will look.

Fixing the resolution problem

January 2, 2014

European regulators have been trying to create resolution and recovery frameworks that will enable them to wind down failed banks without using taxpayers’ money. So far, they have not succeeded. But few bankers are quibbling with the progress made. 

Why it is time to kill the Basel illusion

November 25, 2013

Banks, regulators and consultants are all trying to preserve a Basel capital measurement that relies on a discredited process of risk-weighting assets.

Addressing the imbalance in the Chinese bond market

Addressing the imbalance in the Chinese bond market

October 1, 2013

The Chinese bond market must achieve greater diversity – of issuers and investors – if it is to facilitate the successful internationalisation of the renminbi, which requires the government to relax its rules on foreign participants, something it is already starting to do.

The need for a regulatory referee

September 23, 2013

Regulators' national focus risks hurting global financial markets.

Sanusi delivers shock therapy to Nigerian banks

September 23, 2013

The Central Bank of Nigeria shocked the market in July when it hiked cash reserve requirements for public sector deposits, a move it says is already paying off.

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