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China's shadow banking risk shifts to booming bond market  

November 30, 2015

A year after China's financial regulators squared up to the systemic perils of "shadow banking", the threat is shifting to a booming corporate bond market, and risky borrowers' debt is finding its way into products aimed at retail investors.


What Is the Credit Cycle Telling Us About 2016?  

November 30, 2015

First, let’s briefly define what the credit cycle is. The credit cycle illustrates how easy, or how difficult, it is for borrowers to access credit. It’s driven by how companies are behaving toward their creditors, and how fundamental credit metrics are evolving.


Policy moves trump geopolitical risk for investors  

November 30, 2015

The shooting down of a Russian jet that ventured briefly into Turkish airspace this week has aroused fears over international security and warnings from President Vladimir Putin of “consequences”.


Losing the risk management war  

November 27, 2015

It’s no secret that past risk management practices and regulatory frameworks failed with respect to the global financial crisis. 


Leverage and liquidity are risks to watch  

November 26, 2015

Seven years after the Lehman debacle, the world is still unsure whether market reforms have contained systemic risk sufficiently to maintain global financial stability


Europe’s Mifid markets rules set for year’s delay  

November 25, 2015

Europe’s flagship markets legislation is set to be delayed in full by a year after parliamentarians softened their opposition to postponing implementation of the overhaul of European trading.


FDIC Says Bank Profits Rose in Third Quarter, Warns of Credit Risk  

November 25, 2015

Profits of banks insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation rose in the third quarter, but the regulator warned the industry to pay attention to growing credit risk.


Basel Committee downplays impact of banking reform package  

November 25, 2015

Changes to the capital framework for market risk proposed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision will have a minimal impact on the majority of banks, the rule-making body has said.


A stronger Banking Union: New measures to reinforce deposit protection and further reduce banking risks  

November 25, 2015

Today, the Commission has proposed a euro-area wide insurance scheme for bank deposits and has set out further measures to reduce remaining risks in the banking sector in parallel.


Low rates have risk-averse investors on hunt for income  

November 24, 2015

It's not called financial repression for nothing. The Federal Reserve's ultra-low interest-rate policy since the financial crisis may have lent support to a listless economy and made the government's massive debt a lot easier to finance, but it's been more than hard on retirees and conservative savers.

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