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The new bridges of world trade

The new bridges of world trade

January 2, 2014

Trade is changing. Flows between emerging markets continue to develop, high wages are sending some production back to Europe and the US, meanwhile Africa is making a bid to stem its reliance on raw commodities.

2013 review the start of the US revival

2013 review: the start of the US revival?

December 2, 2013

Many investors are confident that 2013 will be remembered as the year the US economy finally started its recovery. For other parts of the world, not least the eurozone and most major emerging markets, the memories are likely to be a lot gloomier. Paul Wallace reports.

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.

US regulators put the squeeze on liquidity

November 25, 2013

The US Federal Reserve’s proposals to implement the liquidity coverage ratio component of Basel III involves hitting their deadline sooner than Basel's recommendations and tighter definitions of liquid assets.

Can regulators rebuild Humpty Dumpty?

November 25, 2013

Regulators will need closer co-operation on resolution regimes to avoid further fragmentation of the global banking sector.

Tougher banking regulation needed for mortgages

November 25, 2013

Central banks around the world should take note of the United Arab Emirates' new regulations on mortgage lending. 

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Private bond market proves its mettle

November 1, 2013

The US private placement bond market is proving popular with mid-sized European companies and those that lack credit ratings. American investors, starved of supply, hope the trend lasts a while longer. 

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What does the future hold for Yellen's Fed?

October 28, 2013

With Janet Yellen set to assume the position of head of the US Federal Reserve, her defining challenge will be tapering the Fed’s huge quantitative easing programme. Jane Monahan looks for clues as to her likely stance.

The Fed is not the world’s central bank

October 28, 2013

Emerging markets should focus on building their own resilience to rising US interest rates, rather than blaming the Federal Reserve for their woes.

Making a show of crisis management

October 11, 2013

While the likelihood of a US default remains low, banks are still having to go to great lengths to show that they are prepared for a possible default scenario.

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