As investors shy away from equities, the creators of structured products are trying to replicate exposure to different markets using foreign exchange and attract a wider pool of investors who want to invest...
A Financial Stability Board peer review finds the Australian financial system remains strong but banks face Basel III liquidity and wholesale funding challenges
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The Australian banking regulator has proposed the country’s banks meet new Basel III capital and liquidity rules two years ahead of G-20 commitments. The proposal has drawn immediate criticism from the Australian Bankers’ Association
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