Ghazi Abu Nahl

Smaller emerging market banks face marginalisation from global financial system

Banks based in some smaller developing countries are being steadily frozen out of the global financial system due to rules for curbing money laundering and funding terrorism – an unintended consequence, which needs addressing according to two recent reports

Scott O'Malia

Derivatives industry seeks solutions to mitigate regulatory burden

As the derivatives industry suffers an onslaught of regulatory deadlines, firms must consider greater standardisation and more automation of their processes to keep costs down and to make compliance easier. Justin Pugsley reports.

Samim Ghamami

Regulatory reforms sucking liquidity out of derivatives markets

Regulatory reforms designed to push over-the-counter derivatives through clearing houses have thrown up a number of potentially serious unintended consequences.  

Tower Bridge and the City of London

Fintech's passport to nowhere?

Fintech firms face a risk from Brexit on two fronts; revenues and capital raising. Yet the scale of the risk depends on several dynamics. 

People's Bank of China

China’s shadow banks still manageable – for now

The expansion of China’s shadow banking system has been spectacular – but attempts by the authorities to rein it in have so far only slowed the pace of that growth. Justin Pugsley reports.

European Central Bank

Progress on European banking union painfully slow

The European Banking Union is slowly inching forward, but some political and technical hurdles remain before it can be completed and provide another crucial prop for the embattled eurozone. Justin Pugsley reports.

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