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Regulation drives alternative lenders out of the shadows

January 2, 2013

Non-bank organisations are increasingly engaged in bank-like activities, filling the gaps that banks are leaving and finding entirely new opportunities, which has led authorities to take note and tighten up the regulatory and supervisory framework for the shadow banking system. 

Global banks wait for regulatory stars to align

Global banks wait for regulatory stars to align

January 2, 2013

Banks that operate across borders must tackle differences between jurisdictions in a context where most regulators are intensifying the scrutiny of both balance sheet and strategy.

US regional banks find different paths to growth

US regional banks find different paths to growth

January 2, 2013

While many of the US's local lenders were hit by the subprime crisis, most of the larger regional banks are now back in growth mode. The Banker profiles four such banks.

Outcome of Basel III’s LCR and NSFR still uncertain

January 2, 2013

Banks have struggled with the implementation deadline of Basel III regulations, due to differing approaches to the two key liquidity and capital measurements. So, what is the outlook for the implementation of Basel III?

Global banking five years from now

January 2, 2013

Cross-border universal banks will have to decide not only which countries and product segments to operate in, but also how to build the management structures to deliver the best return on capital under increased regulatory constraints.

Dodd-Frank puts swap execution facilities in the firing line

January 2, 2013

Swap execution facilities are supposed to be central to the efforts of the Dodd-Frank Act to make the derivatives industry safer, but delayed rule-making has thrown their very existence into doubt.

A dictionary of difficulties from 2012

December 3, 2012

If 'algorithms, bail-ins and cajas' were the ABC of banking in 2012, what will be the new buzzwords? Philip Alexander looks at the phrases that defined 12 months of pain, and suggests some words to watch in 2013.

TEASER-Green energy feels the chill

Green energy feels the chill

December 3, 2012

Tighter bank financing, falling government subsidies and rising US shale gas production are all putting the squeeze on the renewable energy industry.

Rethinking the US debt markets

US opens up to European risk

November 1, 2012

Yankee bond issuance by European names has been setting all-time records in 2012, and in addition to well-known investment-grade names, the market has been showing a tremendous appetite for high-yield offerings.

Rethinking the US debt markets

Bull market waiting to turn in debt capital markets

November 1, 2012

Demand for credit has been very strong in the US this year, opening opportunities for high-yield, European and emerging market issuers. But there are risks on the horizon at home and abroad.

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