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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.

SAP and Swift: vying for connectivity

SAP and Swift: vying for connectivity?

September 2, 2013

Technology provider SAP has built a single-channel, multi-service cloud network that already has the endorsement of numerous large banks. With Swift also exerting its presence in the market, the two business models are not so much mutually exclusive, but supplementary. Welcome to the era of co-operative competition.

The end of the emerging markets bull run

The end of the emerging markets bull run?

September 2, 2013

Emerging market bond investors, having enjoyed good returns for several years, were jolted in May when the chairman of the US Federal Reserve hinted that the days of quantitative easing were numbered, sparking a mass sell-off of their assets. Was it a temporary blip, or is the emerging market party finally over?

A brave, new Bitcoin world

A brave, new Bitcoin world?

August 1, 2013

Bitcoin – an audacious, innovative and 'mathematically fantastic' virtual currency, or an unregulated, volatile and opaque money channel? The Banker puts that question to banks, regulators and technology experts to get their take. 

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