News analysis

  • Covered bonds accelerate in Canada

    31 Jan 2008

    Bank of Montreal's covered bond programme, established last week, shows that new regulation is spurring a trend in Canada

  • Lax underwriting and fraud to blame for credit crisis

    31 Jan 2008

    As regulators search for the roots of the credit crunch, loose underwriting standards and "soft fraud" by originators have been highlighted by the UK's Financial Services Authority

  • Another code of conduct, for Sivs

    23 Jan 2008

    Hedge funds and private equity already have one and sovereign wealth funds are being pressured to get one. Now structured finance could be next in line for an industry-wide code of conduct

  • Tweaks to a sound system

    21 Jan 2008

    The Basel Committee’s proposed adjustments are in stark contrast to the Commission’s hurried additions

  • Legal threats could just be posturing

    10 Jan 2008

    As the blame game begins and the first litigation proceedings are launched by those worst hit by the credit crunch, lawyers are divided about whether such actions will reach trial

  • Basel cracks whip at banks

    09 Jan 2008

    With banks struggling to limit damage from the credit crunch, Basel II couldn't have been introduced at a worse time. Banks have felt compelled to put off-balance sheet vehicles back onto their books, but under Basel II this could be penalised

  • US project finance

    01 Jan 2008

    Penn turnpike will lead the way

  • Europe leveraged finance

    01 Jan 2008

    Power to the banks, for now

  • Islamic finance

    01 Jan 2008

    Projects to grow

  • Europe credit crunch reaction

    01 Jan 2008

    Something will be regulated