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Loans growth expected to decrease further next year: Banking analysts  

December 30, 2015

With a cloudy economic outlook for next year, Singapore banks are likely to see a squeeze on their earnings. According to banking analysts, loans growth is expected to decrease even further as a result, and credit risk may go up.


Why taking risks may save us from the next financial crisis  

December 29, 2015

Nobody wants bad things to happen, whether it's natural disasters or financial ones, but what happens when crisis prevention takes risk right out of the equation? 


Chinese Bond Defaults Seen Rising as Borrowing Costs Climb  

December 29, 2015

Chinese corporate defaults will likely spread next year as borrowing costs climb, financial companies surveyed by Bloomberg said.


Dow at risk of first down year since 2008  

December 29, 2015

The up-and-down year on Wall Street has put the Dow Jones industrial average at risk for its first year of negative returns since the financial crisis in 2008 as Wall Street attempts to boost the blue-chip index back in to the black in the last few days of trading in the year


Fitch: Banks May Need More Capital to Cover Basel Step-In Risk  

December 24, 2015

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's proposals concerning step-in risk are most likely to have an impact on banks with large asset and wealth management, investment fund, and securitisation origination and sponsorship activities, says Fitch Ratings.


Esma publishes MiFID II cross-selling guidelines  

December 23, 2015

The European financial regulator has published guidelines about how firms cross-sell products, in a bid to handle conflicts of interest and other issues.


Liquidity — A Key Concern For 2016?  

December 23, 2015

Liquidity remains a concern across all markets, according to Goldman Sachs’ special, end of the year, “Top of Mind” Global Macro Research report.


Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Reports Third Quarter Trading Revenue Of $5.3 Billion  

December 23, 2015

Insured U.S. commercial banks and savings associations reported trading revenue of $5.3 billion in the third quarter of 2015, a drop of 4 percent or $200 million from the previous second quarter, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported today in the OCC's Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activities.


Year in data 2015: Basel III Common Equity tier 1  

December 22, 2015

2015 began and ended with big banks raising equity capital. In the first full working week of January, Santander completed an $8.9 billion accelerated bookbuild, in what proved to be the largest deal from any bank in 2015. 


Fed rate rise is first step to rebalance US financial system  

December 22, 2015

All eyes are focused on the US Federal Reserve. By announcing a 25 basis point rate rise, Janet Yellen, Fed chair, has started weaning the American economy from its addiction to cheap money.

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