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Financial Times (June 5)

2018/ 06/ 07 by jd in Global News

“A clear lesson from last week’s sharp sell-off in Italian bond markets: the ‘doom loop’ that creates a direct link between eurozone countries and their banking systems is still a powerful force.”

 

Institutional Investor (March 20)

2017/ 03/ 21 by jd in Global News

“For years, asset management firms have benefited as the banking industry was dragged down by quantitative easing and increasing regulation. The one-two punch spurred a more than $100 billion divergence in revenues since 2011, with asset managers up $65 billion and wholesale banks down $45 billion at the end of 2016…. But now, with asset managers facing ‘intense’ pressure on fees and with economic policy shifting in favor of banks,” there are growing predictions for “a ‘reversal of fortunes’ for the two sectors.”

 

Wall Street Journal (April 13)

2015/ 04/ 13 by jd in Global News

“We need to get used to slower Chinese growth,” writes former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson. He adds that “if, as Beijing has promised, the slowdown is accompanied by deep and serious structural reform that opens up new growth opportunities, such as allowing the private sector to compete against state monopolies in service sectors like banking and telecommunications, then China will still grow robustly compared with all other major economies.”

 

Institutional Investor (December 17, 2013)

2013/ 12/ 19 by jd in Global News

With the introduction of a new single supervisory mechanism, the European Central Bank (ECB) is positioned to play a integral role. “The coronation of the ECB as banking supervisor will make the central bank an even more powerful institution, along the lines of the Fed, which emerged from the crisis as the dominant U.S. financial regulator.”

 

Financial Times (June 24)

2013/ 06/ 25 by jd in Global News

“It is too early to say, but with the credit intensity of China’s slowing economic growth surging back this year to levels last seen in the 2009 credit boom, a severe credit squeeze could precipitate a big drop in investment, accentuate the downturn in growth and lead to financial and banking sector instability.”

 

The Economist (July 7)

2012/ 07/ 09 by jd in Global News

The latest banking scandal may have been a tipping point in the court of public opinion. “The attempts to rig LIBOR (the London inter-bank offered rate), a benchmark interest rate, not only betray a culture of casual dishonesty; they set the stage for lawsuits and more regulation right the way round the globe. This could well be global finance’s “tobacco moment”.

The latest banking scandal may have been a tipping point in the court of public opinion. “The attempts to rig LIBOR (the London inter-bank offered rate), a benchmark interest rate, not only betray a culture of casual dishonesty; they set the stage for lawsuits and more regulation right the way round the globe. This could well be global finance’s “tobacco moment”.

 

Economist (September 16)

2010/ 09/ 21 by jd in Global News

Since the economic crisis began, “it is remarkable how little has changed” in banking. A new set of rules, Basel 3, aims to bring greater order to the banking sector. As one example, the tier 1 capital ratio will rise to 7%, providing banks with greater ability to survive the next crisis and recover from bad debts. The phase-in sets a final deadline of 2019. While critics say this is too slow, the Economist writes that all in all, “the new Basel rules make sense.”

 

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