The BIS has released provisional data for the end of the fourth quarter of 2005 for both its locational and consolidated banking statistics. The locational statistics provide an insight into the aggregate international claims and liabilities of all banks...
The Institute of International Finance (IIF) today proposed an eight-point integrated package of actions designed to forge a new partnership between the IMF, capital markets and countries in order to strengthen the global financial system. The IIF's proposals...
The Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) today announced the appointment of its governing board. Jean-Francois Lepetit, Robert O’Sullivan, Brian Quinn and Andrew Sheng will support chairman and CEO Phillip Thorpe.
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has today released its quarterly review, International Banking and Financial Market Developments. The report found that emerging markets have reached record highs earlier this year, a direct result of the steady...
As UK gas prices soared at the start of the year, market watchers struggled to explain why cheaper European gas didn't flood into the UK. But as the UK becomes a net importer of gas, these sorts of market inefficiencies will become more prominent, writes...
Doing business in a country with a poor human rights record can be costly, thanks to the changing landscape of corporate liability and human rights. Maria Kielmas reports
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The provision of credit research to clients is undergoing sweeping reform, as regulatory concerns grow over potential conflicts of interest and banks reassess the value of giving out freebies. Philip Moore examines what this all adds up to for investors
the future of credit research
LOSSES & LAWSUITS
LOSSES & LAWSUITS
Leading banks have yet to develop a solid framework for credit risk stress tests that deals with all the likely effects stress events would have on their businesses, according to the latest report by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
The emerging markets might find compliance with the new Basel Accord a struggle, but ambitions are high. And the pressure is on for regulators to be seen to be adopting Basel II within the international community.
Basel II emerging markets