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GSIBs

BPI calls on Fed to extend leverage ratio exclusions

March 18, 2021

Ratio applied to eight G-SIBs needs to be recalibrated, says the Bank Policy Institute.

 

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Mexican banks: liquid but cautious

March 1, 2021

Despite being flush with cash, Mexico’s banks have taken a conservative approach to lending during the pandemic.

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How technology can help women and minority-led businesses

February 25, 2021

Piermont Bank founder Wendy Cai-Lee talks about the digital lender she set up to serve small US entrepreneurs.

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What do boards know about ESG? Not much, says study

February 24, 2021

Boards left exposed by lack of substantial ESG experience, according to New York University research.

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Non-bank risk joins China and climate on Yellen’s to-do list

February 24, 2021

On top of climate concern and rivalry with China, the new US treasury secretary has the wider financial sector in her sights.

OCC

OCC pauses controversial ‘fair access rule’ pending further scrutiny

February 15, 2021

New US president Joe Biden has frozen implementation of new rules pending a review. 

Gary Gensler

Gensler's SEC nomination paves way for tougher oversight

February 11, 2021

Regulatory veteran may seek greater disclosures and investor protection measures and clamp down on SPACs.

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Wild volatility in Gamestop shares attracts regulators

February 8, 2021

Frenzied trading certain stocks has caught the attention of regulators and Janet Yellen.

US-China clash

Biden presidency will be defined by Chinese challenge

February 4, 2021

The new US president has a bulging in-tray, but the relationship between Washington and Beijing is the most important.

illicit finance

A new era for combatting illicit finance

January 27, 2021

Sweeping changes to the US’s anti-money laundering laws will modernise the fight against dirty money.