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Basel III's LCR requirements eased to facilitate recovery of global banking system
Date: Jan 09, 2013The Clearing House, a US-based banking body, has noted weaknesses in Basel III’s LCR recommendation and has pushed for revisions, in view of the industry’s struggle to achieve Basel III compliance.
Author: Esther Tan
Categories: Basel III, Regulation, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: The Clearing House, BCBS, Liquidity Coverage Ratio, BIS, Bob Chakravorti, Federal Home Loan Bank, European Central Bank, Liquidity Risk, Mervyn King, GHOS
Chinese bank results indicate weaker growth, but megabanks remain highly profitable
Date: Aug 29, 2012China’s big four banks are expected to post weaker results on the back of rising NPLs and a slowdown in economic growth.
Author: Baron Laudermilk
Categories: China, Government Finance, Rmb, Wealth Management, Capital Markets
Keywords: CCB, ABC, ICBC, PBoC, SMEs, Europe, United States, 2008 Financial Crisis, Liquidity, NBS, PMI, NPL, SME, SOE
JEG could help kick-start Japan’s stagnant financial system
Date: Aug 28, 2012On track to form the world’s third largest bourse, the TSE-OSE merger is also expected to result in cost savings of $89 million a year.
Author: Levina Lim
Categories: Exchanges, Markets & Exchanges
Keywords: OSE, TSE, JEG, NYSE Euronext, Nasdaq OMX, JFTC, Atsushi Saito, SGX, ASE, Deutsche Boerse AG, SEHK
The Eurozone crisis and its implications for Asian banks
Date: Jun 11, 2012The proceedings of the teleconsultation session, “Should Asia be greatly concerned?” held on June 6, 2012, on present developments of the Eurozone crisis and its implications for Asian banks.
Author: Levina Lim
Categories: Regulation, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Eurozone Crisis, Francois Hollande, Iain Anderson, Francois Hollande, Eurobond, G20, Bank Reform Bill, Austerity Policy
Why Asia’s SMEs should plan for Euro turbulence
Date: Apr 30, 2012Tim Hinton, global head of SME banking at Standard Chartered Bank feels that Asian SMEs should assess their FX, interest rate and commodity exposures and review options available in mitigating these risks.
Author: Tim Hinton
Categories: Retail Banking, SME Banking
Keywords: Tim Hinton, Standard Chartered Bank, MNC, European Trade, Cash Flow
Post-crisis liquidity risk management: Beyond the two ratios in Basel III
Date: Apr 18, 2012Tsuyoshi Oyama, partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, feels that the new liquidity ratios introduced in Basel III should be enhanced by systemic measures proven to withstand appropriate stress testing.
Author: Tsuyoshi Oyama
Categories: Basel III, Capital & Strategic Issues, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Tsuyoshi Oyama, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Euro Crisis, Liquidity Risk, Ratios, Systematic Factors, Market Dynamism, Risk Tolerance
Asia outlook stable even as China faces limited economic growth
Date: Mar 05, 2012Mark Matthews, head of research Asia, Bank Julius Baer, feels that Asia has a good chance of surviving the current financial crisis nicely, despite dim outlooks for the West.
Author: Mark Matthews
Categories: China, Databook, Industry Outlook
Keywords: Mark Matthews, Bank Julius Baer, Eurozone, Italy, Economic Cycle Research Institute, Hussman Econometric Advisors, Roubini Global Economics
Beijing cautious on EFSF bonds, focuses on buying European businesses
Date: Feb 29, 2012China has been burned in the past investing in Western financial businesses and prudence now leads to purchasing real assets that will benefit their own businesses.
Author: Baron Laudermilk
Categories: China, Government Finance, Capital Markets
Keywords: China Investment Corporation, European Financial Stability Facility, State Administration of Foreign Exchange, People’s Bank of China
Greece gets second bailout, faces years of economic stagnancy
Date: Feb 22, 2012European Union allies bolster Greece with $172 billion rescue package, but possibly cripple Greek economy for years to come.
Author: Timothy Shim
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, Government Finance, Risk and Regulation, Aid Disbursement
Keywords: Greece, Euro Crisis, IMF, ECB, European Union