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Gauging the cost of regulatory reform

July 6, 2010

New US regulation aimed at separating the derivatives business of investment banks from the parts of the bank that enjoy a deposit guarantee could have unintended consequences for the banks' clients. Writer Suzanne Miller

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A tough call

May 28, 2010

Regulators are intent on reforming the role that derivatives play in bankruptcies, with the aim of preventing a future AIG or Lehman Brothers. But some are warning that, without a direct ban of these controversial financial instruments, this will be no easy task. Writer Suzanne Miller

Metals volatility sparks opportunity

May 28, 2010

When iron ore pricing moved in March from its historic benchmark pricing structure to the spot market, users warned that prices could double. As steel and auto companies accused mining companies of unfair pricing practices, banks moved to develop new hedging products to help them manage price volatility. Writer Suzanne Miller

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Amid an FDIC clean-up, the US bank landscape has changed for good

May 5, 2010

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, under the tutelage of chairwoman Sheila Bair, has been spearheading a banking clean-up on a massive scale. And while the sector faces much uncertainty, one thing is sure: the US banking landscape is set to change for good. Writer Suzanne Miller

The US ponders a private route for infrastructure

March 31, 2010

Following the recession, investors have steered clear of US transport projects, while the federal and local governments have shied away from increasing toll revenues, despite the country's lack of investment in its roads and bridges. But now the US infrastructure market is slowly embracing a European solution: private capital. Writer Suzanne Miller

Regulation looms over ABS market

March 3, 2010

With a few deals signalling the resuscitation of the global asset-backed securities market, bankers say it is gingerly getting back on its feet. But it faces a barrage of political, regulatory and accounting constraints that will make any recovery slow and painful. Writer Suzanne Miller

Still bursting with ideas

November 27, 2009

Product innovation may have stalled under the threat of tougher regulations from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, but the major players still have plenty of good ideas to offer, writes Suzanne Miller.

Competitive natures

November 27, 2009

The competitive landscape has been redrawn by the crisis, with collapsed firms being snapped up and others retrenching. Commercial banks are taking a larger piece of the pie, writes Suzanne Miller.

Distressed debt: banking on bad news

November 27, 2009

Moody's says defaults will peak this year, but distressed debt investors say the default trend has only just begun. Writer Suzanne Miller

Greg Fleming

February 3, 2004

The president of Merrill Lynch’s global markets and investment banking division tells Suzanne Miller about Merrill’s new regime of profitability as it focuses on rebuilding business following the brutal bear market years.

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