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Banking crisis: who guards the guardians?

June 6, 2023

The root cause of the latest banking crisis was central bankers, not banks.

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Bank runs in the digital age

June 2, 2023

Bank runs will always happen, but there are ways lenders can limit the damage.

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JPMorgan rescues First Republic, but what next for US banking stocks?

May 3, 2023

Can US regional banks put their problems behind them now that First Republic has been bought by JPMorgan Chase?

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How does UBS’s takeover of Credit Suisse stack up financially?

May 2, 2023

The first quarter results for both banks are in, but the value of what UBS has acquired remains to be seen. 

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Behind the banking crisis: the invisible hand of shadow banking

April 21, 2023

Professor John Zhang examines the spectre of shadow banks, how they contributed to the banking crisis, and how to avoid repeating past mistakes.

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Joy Macknight

A time for reflection after banking sector strife

April 18, 2023

The question of global financial stability has come to the fore following the demise of Silicon Valley Bank and Credit Suisse in quick succession. Where are the emerging points of weakness in the banking system?

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Offshore banking has had its day in the sun

April 14, 2023

Premier offshore banking centres are having difficulty reducing investor panic. What does this mean for smaller and newer locations such as Singapore or Dubai?  

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Unravelling the Credit Suisse merger

April 13, 2023

Historic failings may exacerbate the banking sector’s crisis of faith and inspire new legal claims.

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Too early to declare victory on market turmoil

April 13, 2023

Economic sentiment has been shaken by the recent bank funding turmoil, making the task of maintaining economic growth and bringing inflation down even harder.

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The failures of the bank resolution framework

April 5, 2023

Regulators’ murky, undefined ‘point of non-viability’ has led to instability.

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