Basel Committee keen to revisit treatment of sovereign exposures

The Basel Committee’s latest work programme priorities include revisiting the treatment of sovereign exposures, revisions to the market risk framework, the Pillar 3 disclosure framework and accounting provisions.

France enacts counter-cyclical buffer as ECB looks to exit ultra-lose monetary policy

French regulators tell banks to enact counter-cyclical buffer to meet potential threats to the economy

China winning battle against financial risks

China’s regulators appear to be winning their multi-year battle to curb risks to their financial system, according to a leading credit rating agency.

Rory Flynn

Streamlining Volcker Rule will prove challenging

The Volcker Rule was hastily drafted after the global financial crisis and it soon emerged that it was significantly flawed. The five US agencies that oversee it are now revising it so it works better, which is no easy task. By Justin Pugsley.

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Risk-sharing: the EU headache that won't go away

Risk reduction is high on the banking agenda within the EU, but despite ministers agreeing on a package of reforms, a lack of trust is hindering much-needed progress on risk sharing. By Farah Khalique.

Foreign bank US dollar funding sources worry IMF

IMF highlights that foreign banks are vulnerable to funding problems on their US dollar books in the event of severe financial market stress.

China’s banks continue global rankings dominance

China’s banks remained the largest in the world by assets in 2017 following strong asset growth over the last decade. Justin Pugsley reports.

Fed consults on Volcker 2.0

The five agencies that oversee the Volcker rule have proposed a range of changes that would significantly reduce the regulatory burden for banks forced to comply with it. Justin Pugsley reports.

News report claims FDIC put Deutsche Bank unit on problem list

News report suggests FDIC has placed Deutsche Bank’s US unit on a problem watch list

Banks recover 75% of defaulted debts from large corporate borrowers

A new report based on comprehensive bank data-sets finds that banks tend to recover 75% of debts from defaulting larger corporate borrowers

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