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Friday, 15 December 2017

Huw Jones' s stories

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  • Bond market liquidity a concern, watchdog says

    People & Markets | 04 March 2016

    Bond markets may not be able to cope with the stress of many investors trying to cash in at the same time but data remain too patchy to support new rules, a global financial watchdog said.

  • A sign for Bank Street in Canary Wharf

    UK regulators say won't apply EU bonus cap to all banks

    Ticker | 29 February 2016

    (Reuters) - British financial regulators have said they won’t apply the European Union’s cap on banker bonuses to smaller lenders because they pose fewer risks to the financial system.

  • UK fines former JP Morgan manager for 'London Whale' failings

    People & Markets | 12 February 2016

    Britain’s financial watchdog has slapped a £793,000 fine on a former senior executive at JP Morgan, saying he failed to be “open and co-operative” over the US$6.2bn loss racked up in the “London Whale” trading scandal.

  • JP Morgan offices in Canary Wharf

    UK watchdog fines ex-JP Morgan banker over "London Whale" trades

    Capital City | 09 February 2016

    Britain’s financial watchdog has fined a former senior official at US bank JP Morgan £793,000 (US$1.15m) for failing to be “open and co-operative” over the US$6.2bn losses racked up in the “London Whale” trading scandal.

  • European Union flag

    Stalled EU bank trading plan could end up on scrap heap

    Capital City | 09 February 2016

    (Reuters) - A European Union draft law to curb risky trading at banks could be scrapped unless there is consensus on it among the main parties, a senior European Parliament member said on Tuesday.

  • UK bank watchdog slammed for dropping culture probe

    People & Markets | 22 January 2016

    Britain’s financial watchdog looks like a “road accident” after a botched decision to scrap a review into banking culture, a senior lawmaker said last week.

  • The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel

    Tougher capital rules add to pressure on trading books

    People & Markets | 15 January 2016

    Some of the world’s biggest banks will have to hold a combined US$77bn in extra capital from 2019 under new trading book rules, though the changes are less harsh than in previous plans set out by regulators.

  • A sign is seen beside the entrance of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel

    Tougher rules on trading books target global banks

    Capital City | 14 January 2016

    (Reuters) - Some of the world’s biggest banks will have to set aside a combined US$77bn in extra capital from 2019 under new trading book rules unveiled on Thursday by global regulators hoping to prevent another financial crisis.

  • Mario Draghi

    Global regulators agree two-tier leverage ratio for banks

    Capital City | 11 January 2016

    (Reuters) - The world’s top 30 banks face a higher minimum requirement for their broadest measure of capital, global regulators said on Monday as they flagged a two-tier leverage ratio regime for the first time.

  • Logo of the European Banking Authority

    EU watchdog backs lower capital charges on some synthetic securitised debt

    Capital City | 18 December 2015

    (Reuters) - The European Union’s banking watchdog has backed an amendment to a draft law to encourage the use of a more complex version of securitisation for funding companies and freeing up bank balance sheets to lend more.