Latest articles from Farah Khalique


Qatari banks weathering heat of Gulf sanctions

In the face of sanctions by other Gulf states - Qatari banks have demonstrated remarkable resilience. But as the spat drags on it could start to weaken them over the course of 2018 even as the state is more than capable of providing strong support if necessary

Tom Curry web

Banks in the US pondering charter changes to escape regulatory sanctions

The Trump administration’s deregulation agenda could be providing an incentive for banks facing regulatory sanctions to swap their banking charters from state to federal ones. However, switching banking charters is not necessarily a regulatory panacea for banks

Edward George web

Technology could alleviate bank de-risking nightmare

De-risking has hit some emerging market countries hard, but clever technological solutions could help countries that have been frozen out of the global financial system. By Farah Khalique. 

Jackie Mesa web

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.

Bob Mudhar

Mind the gap: the growing EU-US gulf

Regulators forging rules in isolation or focusing too much on domestic issues, alongside the EU’s highly prescriptive approach to regulation, risks deepening a rift with their US counterparts. By Farah Khalique.


Hong Kong cracks down on senior managers' conduct to boost its reputation

To boost the reputation of Hong Kong as an attractive financial centre, its securities and futures regulator is increasingly focusing on conduct issues, with the Managers in Charge regime having gone live in October. By Farah Khalique


Cryptocurrencies: putting together the ICO puzzle

The soaring popularity of crypto-currencies has predictably attracted regulatory attention. But defining whether they are securities or commodities or should have their own special rules remains a divisive issue for regulators. By Farah Khalique.

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Asia takes swipe at London's derivatives crown

Asia’s bid for London’s derivatives crown is picking up pace as the UK’s attractiveness comes into question due to tough EU regulation and the country’s departure from the Union. 

Steve Waygood

Green bond definitions steadily tightened to avoid greenwashing

As the green bond movement gains momentum, it is attracting greater attention from regulators, trade associations, corporates and investors with moves to refine and tweak definitions to ensure the sector fulfils its aims 

Roger Storm

Clearing houses uneasy over aspects of proposed global stress tests

Overall, clearing houses have cautiously welcomed the idea of global stress tests laid out in a CPMI-IOSCO consultative paper, but some still feel queasy over the prospect of sharing sensitive data. By Farah Khalique.