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Top 1000 shows risk of top-heavy giants persists

July 7, 2009

The financial crisis introduced the idea of banks that are not only too big to fail but, in some ways, too big to save. When their assets become multiples of the gross domestic product of even an advanced country, and when guaranteeing their liabilities threatens to bankrupt the nation, there is a legitimate political debate about the size of banks.

We've seen it all before...

June 4, 2009

Its longevity is as unique as its global appeal and from its very first issue to this, its 1000th, The Banker has remained true to the vision set out by its founder, Brendan Bracken. The international outlook and forward thinking that has made The Banker such a success over the past 83 years is a course that will be steadfastly continued. Writer Stephen Timewell

Banks must not shirk sovereign bonds obligation

March 10, 2009

Bankers must prepare to buy more sovereign bonds and grapple with the difficulty of making any kind of return out of them. In some ways, the new business of international banks is going to resemble the old business of emerging market banks.

Latin America’s lesson for a banking world in crisis

March 10, 2009

Latin Americans know all about financial crises – they have suffered some of the worst. But this time they have had the satisfaction of seeing a financial crisis originate in the mature countries and not in their region.

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