Progress made since European banking supervision started - Draghi

Much progress has been made since the ECB took on a greater role in supervising the eurozone’s largest banks, with the financial system now looking more resilient. Justin Pugsley reports.

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Regulators confront the SLR ‘slaughterhouse’

The CFTC has denounced the ‘horror show’ of the Basel III leverage ratio rules, as the chorus of resentment in certain quarters of the US towards blanket international banking standards grows louder each day. By Farah Khalique.

Basel III may have been agreed

There is speculation the Basel Committee has finalised the Basel III framework, following an announcement from oversight body the Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS) of a press conference in early December. Justin Pugsley reports.

Barney Frank weighs in on Senate reform bill

Barney Frank, the co-author of the Dodd-Frank act, is concerned about a Senate proposal to raise the threshold to $250bn in assets for banks to come under FSOC oversight

European Commission seeks to push banking union forward

European Commission has come up with a series of recommendations it hopes will break the deadlock that is holding back the completion of the European Banking Union.

APRA chair sees Australian financial system as sound, but with challenges

The chair of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority says the country's financial system is basically sound, but notes that there are challenges around bank profitability.

Banks must become more resilient to global regulatory divergence

Growing signs of regulatory divergence between jurisdictions threatens to raise costs for global banks, but there are some measures they can take to help mitigate those impacts and possibly even turn into a competitive advantage. By David Strachan and Scott Martin from Deloitte’s Centre for Regulatory Strategy.

Indian recapitalisation of state banks welcomed by credit rating agencies

Credit rating agencies welcomed India’s move to recapitalise state banks

Competition "may make banks safer"

There’s been much debate over whether competition undermines or boosts bank stability. An academic from Goetz University believes competition can be good for bank stability

OFR: size is not is not the only factor for identifying systemic importance

The OFR is suggesting a new approach to identifying systemically important financial institutions, which would see more second tier US banks being subject to enhanced regulation

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