Latest articles from Farah Khalique

Vladis Dombrovskis

EU equivalence reforms meandering towards a common ground

Reforms of the EU’s equivalence rules have been considerably complicated by Brexit. However, there is some hope in the industry that technical considerations will eventually triumph over politics

Pentti Hakkarainen

Concern lingers that eurozone may not be ready for another crisis

With a possible recession on the horizon, Europe’s banks are in a stronger position than they were in the run-up to the 2007-9 global financial crisis. Nonetheless, there are still worries about too many weak banks, doubts over stress tests and the failure to complete Europe’s banking union. By Farah Khalique.

Sahu Rita

Fed’s stress test reforms proving to be controversial

To critics, reforms of the US stress testing regime are a worrying diluting of the exercise, whilst bankers see them as a very necessary exercise in simplification and transparency. However, stress tests maybe less important than they once were. By Farah Khalique.

Anna Kulik

CSDR: the forgotten reporting regime

Not only do many market participants not realise that they’re in scope for CSDR, but the regulation itself has a number of issues in its drafting that make it difficult to comply with

Dubai

Dubai’s banks adapt to tougher economic and regulatory environment

Tougher economic conditions and more intrusive supervision is forcing banks in Dubai to consolidate to preserve margins and profitability

Bill Stenning

Dealers versus clearers: a battle of living wills

A recent consultation by the Financial Stability Board has further highlighted a deep schism in the industry over the procedures for resolving a failing clearing house

Chris Childs

FSB urges jurisdictions to remove legal barriers and share more derivatives data

The FSB is keen to see financial centre share more data about derivatives trades to drive greater transparency, but this does mean tackling legal barriers in individual jurisdictions  

Isabelle Vaillant

Breakthrough on stalled EU banking package

November 2018 saw some important movement among EU law-makers on the banking package, which should help pave the way for the block's long delayed banking union. By Farah Khalique.

Eric Pan

Finding common ground gets harder for regulators

Equivalence reform is needed in the EU but is unlikely to happen soon, as regulators engage in a war of words that suggests divergence, rather than convergence, is on the cards. By Farah Khalique.

Mike Crapo

US deregulatory moves could be challenged after mid-term elections

US mid-term elections could throw a spanner in the works of president Donald Trump’s deregulation agenda if the Democrats were to gain enough seats