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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.

US muni market muddles on

US municipal bond market resists the crunch

November 1, 2012

Two years ago fears abounded that the US municipal bond market was on the brink of a surge of defaults. While those fears proved to be misplaced, local and state governments are still struggling amid a weak economy.

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Regulatory torpor keeps US housing market in state of paralysis

November 1, 2012

The housing market in the US appears to have turned a corner since the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008. But until the government puts clear regulatory guidelines in place, uncertainty surrounding the precise nature of capital rules on mortgages will remain for market participants.

Banks wake up to intraday liquidity challenge

Banks wake up to intraday liquidity management challenge

October 1, 2012

Market reforms are flooding the financial sector and banks are facing the challenge of managing their liquidity more efficiently. But the industry remains divided on best practice approaches to intraday liquidity management.

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Established centres keep hold of asset management survey top spots

October 1, 2012

With the recent Libor scandal failing to shake asset managers' confidence in London, emerging centres will have to work hard if they are to overtake the UK capital as the world's leading asset management centre.

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