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Australia's Biggest Banks May Face Tougher Capital Requirement  

October 31, 2013

The country's biggest banks may be required to deepen their capital reserves, potentially raising costs for their customers and reducing the scope for dividend increases that have historically attracted investors.

 

Four Intriguing Ideas for How to Fix the Banks  

October 31, 2013

A lot of people have the sneaking suspicion that the 2008-09 financial crisis could repeat itself because reform efforts—such as the Dodd-Frank Act—haven’t gone far enough.

 

Spanish banks to get 28 billion euros capital boost from state - sources  

October 30, 2013

Spain will give its banks a 28 billion euro ($38.6 billion)capital boost by allowing them to transform so-called deferred tax assets into tax credits backed by the state and count them as core capital under new Basel III rules.

 

Moscow Exchange debuts cleared OTC derivatives market  

October 29, 2013

Moscow Exchange has opened its new cleared OTC derivatives market, marking a major step towards Russia’s G20 commitments. 

 

Banks, Led By Citi, Lobby House (Successfully) To Limit Dodd-Frank On Derivatives  

October 29, 2013

Later this week, the House of Representatives will be voting on a bipartisan bill to repeal financial bailout protections that Congress passed in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. 

 

Mandatory SEF trades could transform OTC market  

October 28, 2013

The effects of mandatory trading rules for swap execution facilities could potentially alter the course many expected SEFs to follow, but bilateral OTC derivatives trading will remain a constant for the buy-side in particular.

 

Trading Room home page Fed proposes tougher bank liquidity rules  

October 25, 2013

The Federal Reserve has proposed new liquidity rules for banks that are tougher than the international Basel III standards, aiming to address industry weaknesses exposed by the financial crisis.

 

The future of futurisation  

October 22, 2013

Many end-users are concerned that OTC execution will become too expensive as a result of mandatory clearing, and are looking at futures as a viable and cost effective alternative. 

 

Yellen undermines quest for financial stability  

October 22, 2013

For the past five years the Democratic Party has been committed to stronger financial regulation. This peaked in 2010 with the passage of Dodd-Frank, a direct response to the market meltdown of 2008.

 

U.S. Treasury Seeks Chief Risk Officer as Part of Strategic Plan  

October 21, 2013

The U.S. Treasury Department wants to hire someone to help manage risks and protect against losses on federal programs, according to an internal memo.

 
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