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An unhappy 60th birthday

In March the EU celebrated its 60th birthday while the UK served notice to leave the club. The European Commission is now in a rush to alleviate the EU’s dependence on the City of London, raising the prospect of fragmented capital markets.

G20 stands by Basel reforms

The G20 may have abandoned its cast iron pledge to stand by free trade, but it did make a strong commitment to finalise the Basel III framework, as Justin Pugsley reports. 

Paul Tang

Securitisation: upgrade essential, but 'moribund'

In an exclusive interview with GRR, MEP Paul Tang and European Parliament rapporteur explains the hold up with approving the EU's securitisation initiative advocating quality over speed

James Greig, partner at White & Case

Banks ponder motives behind EU holding companies initiative

The European Commission's proposals to regulate foreign banks in the EU through intermediate holding companies has upset non-EU banks, particularly US ones. Many see it as a political rather than a purely regulatory move

Basel grants banks five-years transition period for IFRS 9

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has granted a five-year transition period for banks to adjust to new IFRS 9 accounting standards.

Colin Lawrence - Parker Fitzgerald

ECB aims to raise credibility of internal models

The European Central Bank (ECB) aims to boost market confidence in the internal models used by banks to calculate risk-weighted assets, by reducing variability and potentially forcing some banks to carry more capital. By Justin Pugsley.

European repo market may not be functioning properly

ICMA expresses concern over European repos and knock-on effects on smaller banks, insurance companies and pension funds.

Committee determined to finalise Basel III rules

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is still trying to finalise the Basel III framework amid European pushback and changes in key US personnel.

FDIC ponders interest rate risks for banks

FDIC is concerned over impact of rising interest rates on the quality of bank loans.

Time to change Volcker Rule says BoA CEO

Bank of America CEO calls for Volcker Rule revisions

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