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Goldman Sachs Is Not So Stressed Over Dodd-Frank Tests  

September 19, 2013

Goldman Sachs hit the ground running on Monday. Shares of the financial institution — which is due to join the Dow Jones Industrial Average in just a few days — advanced as much as 2.33 percent in afternoon trading.


Dodd-Frank Tests Show BofA Can Survive Prolonged Stress  

September 19, 2013

Bank of America is not so cautious that it could not survive another period of severe and prolonged market stress as it experienced between June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2008 — the worst of the financial crisis.


S&P Says Refinancing Risks Weakening Danish Banks: Nordic Credit  

September 18, 2013

Banks issuing bonds in Denmark’s $500 billion mortgage market face possible downgrades as refinancing remains concentrated in too few auctions, according to Standard & Poor’s.


Promontory’s Role In The Dodd-Frank Game  

September 17, 2013

More than three years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, only one third of the rules it said were needed to strengthen the financial system and prevent another crash have been implemented.


Emerging markets need to fill the debt breach  

September 17, 2013

When Lehman Brothers collapsed five years ago, emerging market economies did not hold many of the toxic financial assets that fuelled the subsequent global financial crisis.


Five years after Lehman, Wall Street risk remains high  

September 17, 2013

Five years ago this Sunday, Lehman Brothers went bankrupt after its huge bets on subprime mortgages went bad. Days later, insurance giant AIG plunged into crisis due to its own bets on risky mortgages in the form of complex financial instruments like credit default swaps.


SMEs ready to face Basel III challenges  

September 17, 2013

Concerns that the implementation of Basel III may reduce capital resources for SME loans or may result in higher capital costs being passed to SMEs via higher credit cost are mitigated by various factors that support continued access to financing for SMEs


Asia-Pacific Bond Risk Falls After Summers Drops Out of Fed Race  

September 17, 2013

The cost of insuring corporate and sovereign bonds from non-payment in the Asia-Pacific region fell today after former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers dropped out of contention to head the Federal Reserve.


Frank Says Global Regulation Lacking Since 2008 Crisis  

September 16, 2013

International financial regulators have failed to enact a coordinated plan since the 2008 credit market meltdown, former congressman Barney Frank said today.


Fannie Mae to roadshow its debut “risk-sharing” mortgage bond  

September 16, 2013

Government-supported mortgage giant Fannie Mae will begin marketing its debut “risk-sharing” mortgage-backed security (MBS) over the next two weeks.

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