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Who pays when banks fail?

February 22, 2011

A wave of regulations to force creditors to share the pain when 'too big to fail' banks run into trouble will panic investors, say the bankers. But some investors argue the proposals need to go even further.

What the world's banks will be doing in 2011

January 6, 2011

The past few years have been as unpredictable as they have been torrid within the banking world. Those who have survived the crisis in good health - the heads of the banks that were winners in our Bank of the Year Awards - tell The Banker of their plans and expectations for 2011. Edited by Anindita Ghosh

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Standard Chartered's Peter Sands on the value of universal banks

December 23, 2010

Well-run and regulated international universal banks have an essential role to play in both the global recovery and the financial system at large.

Temporary blip or long-term shift?

December 8, 2010

The third quarter of 2010 was a dismal time for banks' trading businesses. Virtually all of them saw precipitous falls from the third quarter of 2009. While most believed this year would not be as good as the last, does this slump suggest a more long-term decline for one of investment banks' stellar business lines? Writer Joanne Hart

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Banks fight for position in Latin America

November 24, 2010

The banking landscape in Latin America has changed considerably in recent years as local banks have strengthened while some foreign groups have been in retreat. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Wells Fargo takes business banking to 2.0

September 29, 2010

Wells Fargo's head of wholesale services has presided over the bank's commercial banking portal since it was launched in 2000 and has been instrumental in launching a number of Web 2.0 and social networking-inspired features and tools. Writer John Beck


Bank crisis: Payback time

August 30, 2010

The world has come a long way since the lurid headlines of 2008 warning that support for the banking sector would cost governments around the world trillions of dollars. While dangers still persist, money is steadily starting to return to government coffers. Writer Geraldine Lambe

FIG markets adjust to new realities

August 30, 2010

In markets beset by uncertainty over new Basel regulations, bank balance-sheet quality and the sovereign debt overhang, The Banker invited the heads of financial institutions groups at major banks to discuss how issuers can respond. Writer Philip Alexander

Russia's second-tier investment banks have ambitious plans

May 28, 2010

As Russian capital markets activity revives, second-tier investment banking groups have ambitious plans to share a larger slice of the business. But competition is tough. Writer Philip Alexander

The new line up: investment banks battle for position

May 5, 2010

There are two clear leaders at the front of the investment banking pack, but a battle is being waged immediately behind them - and there is everything to play for. Geraldine Lambe reports.

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