News analysis

  • Philippines’ deregulation drive lacks steam

    23 February 2016

    The government has acted to boost the country’s financial services industry with the lifting of a 17-year moratorium on new bank licenses, as it seeks to revive its lending sector

  • Examination cycle extension for small banks

    22 February 2016

    Federal banking agencies have increased the number of institutions eligible for an 18-month, rather than 12-month, evaluation period

  • CRAs linchpin of Italy’s NPL scheme

    09 February 2016

    A decree implementing the guarantee mechanism has been postponed, leaving the market to speculate over how the fine print will address state aid concerns and entice investors

  • Basel leverage ratio impacts derivatives

    08 February 2016

    The Committee won’t raise the level of the leverage ratio, but it's still pushing banks out of derivatives clearing, according to counsel in the US

  • Italian plan: the market responds

    08 February 2016

    It doesn't come close to bad bank deals struck by Ireland and Spain, but some have questioned the level of government involvement



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