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US’s regional and community banks prepared for headwinds

September 26, 2022

While aware of the challenges ahead, the country’s huge network of small and mid-sized banks believe they are in a strong position and remain optimistic about the long-term outlook.

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Risk of recession high, chance of a soft landing low for the US economy

April 25, 2022

The US Federal Reserve has a full agenda as it engages in battle with rising inflation. 

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Turning of the tide on US antitrust

November 11, 2021

A renewed interest in antitrust could mean greater scrutiny ahead of mergers – including banking consolidation – and even the prospect of curbs on US tech giants.

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Ambitious US infrastructure programme offers boost for banks

June 22, 2021

There are opportunities for banks in president Joe Biden’s $1.7tn infrastructure plans, but also challenges.

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US fiscal measures could help community banks most

April 21, 2021

The fiscal stimulus package looks like good news for US banks, particularly smaller community lenders. 

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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.

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David Malpass on debt, China and climate

January 4, 2021

World Bank president on effective development finance and the need for debt transparency, particularly from China.

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The role banks can play in easing social tensions in the US

September 29, 2020

US banks can work to ease rising social tensions, with or without help from the incoming president.

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Why has US finance relief struggled to help small businesses?

June 3, 2020

US coronavirus rescue programme for small businesses has attracted controversy.

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Will Morgan Stanley’s E-Trade move pay off?

April 8, 2020

Morgan Stanley’s purchase of online brokerage E-Trade came just weeks before Covid-19 began its global spread. How will the resulting operations be affected? 

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