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Risk weights – use them (wisely) or lose them

March 24, 2014

With investors claiming that Basel explanations of risk weighting models are indecipherable, confidence in these measures has been lost. If it is not restored, capital may have to be regulated using much harsher methods.

The top five banks in Kuwait

March 10, 2014
Top five banks in Kuwait

The Banker's top banks in Kuwait ranking shows that NBK is the largest bank in the country by Tier 1 capital.

MINT banks face fresh challenges

MINT banks face fresh challenges

March 3, 2014

If the early 2000s were all about the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, now attention is shifting to the up-and-coming countries of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey – the MINTs. And with rapid economic growth predicted, retail banks in these countries will be under enormous pressure to keep up.

Time to clarify fines

February 24, 2014

Another day, another huge fine for banks. But is it justified? 

Regulators lost for words

February 24, 2014

Regulators struggling to define what activities are covered by hugely detailed new rules governing financial markets might do better by returning to first principles.

Cold shoulder for IMF in US agreement

January 27, 2014

The bipartisan agreement struck by the US government to avert threats of a shutdown undermines the International Monetary Fund’s status as a truly multilateral institution. 

Sense and sensitivity on the leverage ratio

January 27, 2014

Revisions to the leverage ratio will help trade finance, but could introduce the same kind of regulatory arbitrage as the risk-weighted Basel ratio.

Africa's most profitable banks

January 13, 2014
Top African banks by pre-tax profit

South African lenders occupy the top four positions in The Banker's top 10 African banks by pre-tax profits ranking.

Central Banker of the Year awards

Central Bank Governor of the Year 2014

January 2, 2014

The Banker’s Central Bank Governor of the Year awards celebrate the officials who managed to restore economic stability and even growth to their countries following a turbulent few years.

Trade is no longer a one-way system

December 23, 2013

As new trade flows emerge, the global economy could start to balance out.

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