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Europe needs to flex its muscles with banks  

January 30, 2012
Mario Draghi, in his former capacity as chairman of the Financial Stability Board, called the loopholes in Basel II “one of the major factors of the crisis”. We must ensure that their successive banking capital rules do not make the same
 

Banks Fight to Exempt Half of Swaps Books  

January 30, 2012
More than half of the derivatives- trading business of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), Morgan Stanley and three other large banks could fall largely outside the Dodd- Frank Act if they succeed in lobbying regulators to exempt their overseas operations, government records show.
 

Barclays PLC : New EU capital requirements risk jeopardising trade finance for SMEs  

January 27, 2012
The European Union implementation of "Basel III" rules on capital requirements risks jeopardising the provision of trade finance with the greatest impact on Europe's SMEs, according to Barclays.
 

Top Central Banker Urges No Delay to Basel III  

January 27, 2012
DAVOS, Switzerland — A top central banker on Friday damped the hopes of some in the banking industry that they might get more time to comply with new regulations.
 

ECB's Draghi: credit crunch averted, bond spreads overshooting  

January 27, 2012
The European Central Bank's new round of loans to banks have averted a major credit crunch but credit remains seriously impaired in parts of the euro area, ECB President Mario Draghi said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday.
 

Swedish bank crackdown sends corporates to bond market  

January 26, 2012
Sweden’s tough regulations on its own lenders, regarded as even more stringent than the Basel III bank capital rules, could fire up the Nordic country’s corporate debt market in 2012, as small and mid-cap borrowers in particular rush from hard-to-get loans to readily available bonds.
 

Dodd-Frank eases restrictions on bank expansions  

January 26, 2012
Dodd-Frank. It’s the massive federal banking law that was supposed to make it tougher on banks, right?
 

Geithner says most important Dodd-Frank rules to be in place by year’s end  

January 26, 2012
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defended recent Obama bank reforms and regulations on Wednesday, adding that the most important financial rules of the Dodd-Frank will be in place by the end of the year.
 

Deutsche Bank's Incoming Co-CEO Says Financial Regulation Will Have A Specific Unintended Consequence For Banks  

January 26, 2012
Deutsche Bank's incoming co-CEO Anshu Jain expects "powerful consolidation" in the banking, he told Bloomberg TV's Erik Schatzker in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
 

Quantifi Wins Risk Magazine's Coveted Risk Management Technology Product Of The Year Award  

January 25, 2012
Quantifi announced that Quantifi has achieved one of the industry’s highest accolades having won ‘Risk Management Technology Product of the Year’ in Risk Magazine’s 2012 Risk Awards.
 
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