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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Huw Jones' s stories

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  • 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.

  • The Bank of England is seen in the City of London

    BoE gives banks until 2020 to build crisis funds

    People & Markets | 11 December 2015

    Britain’s banks will have until 2020 to build crisis funds to shield taxpayers from having to bail out failed lenders again, the Bank of England said on Friday.

  • An European Union flag flutters outside of the European Parliament in Brussels

    EU extends capital grace period for banks using US clearers

    Capital City | 11 December 2015

    (Reuters) - The European Union’s executive body has postponed for the fourth time imposing tougher capital requirements on banks from the EU that pass derivatives through non-EU clearing houses.

  • The Bank of England is seen in the City of London

    Bank of England gives banks until 2020 to build crisis funds

    Capital City | 11 December 2015

    (Reuters) - Britain’s banks will have until 2020 to build crisis funds to shield taxpayers from having to bail out failed lenders again, the Bank of England (BoE) said on Friday.

  • Bank of England governor and Financial Stability Board Chairman Mark Carney

    Bank of England's Carney says UK banks' job almost done on capital

    Capital City | 01 December 2015

    (Reuters) - British banks including HSBC and Lloyds have almost completed the job of building up their defences against a future financial crisis, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday as he set out details of new capital requirements.