European banks are being pushed to improve disclosures on troubled loans and liquidity in their 2013 accounts as regulators prepare for critically important health checks on the region’s financial sector.
Five years ago, Charles Morris, a banker-turned-writer, produced a compelling and highly prescient book. It pointed out all the problems with subprime mortgages and credit derivatives several months before the crisis at Lehman Brothers.
Deficit continues to be a dirty word in the US (despite *those* findings about the holier-than-thou Clinton surpluses not being all that great), whilst the idea that the US is an unsustainable deficit spender increasingly propagates in mainstream...
Markets moved in the wrong direction for the UK’s monetary policy makers, after the Bank of England unexpectedly brought forward by 18 months its forecast for when unemployment would fall to 7 per cent – the BoE threshold for considering a rise in...
The bond market has been buzzing this week following the publication of two papers* from staff at the Federal Reserve that could provide officials with a possible way out of their quantitative easing box.
“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations A tender medallion of steak, a foaming pint of bitter and a...
So it’s official: there’s no bubble in share prices. Janet Yellen, the chairman-nominee of the US Federal Reserve, told senators on Thursday that shares have “risen pretty robustly” but these are not “bubble-like conditions”.
The Federal Reserve is considering a delay in the compliance date for the highly anticipated Volcker regulation, giving banks additional time to conform with its provisions, according to people familiar with the matter.
The study of economics, JK Galbraith once observed, involves the co-mingling of “hope and faith” with a good deal of “scientific pretension”. The famous economist was of course speaking with his tongue in his cheek.
The Federal Reserve will include the prime lending rate as one of the factors banks must consider in crisis situations, in a move that addresses concerns rising rates need to be part of bank stress tests.
Governments must fix financial imbalances MacroBusiness (blog) Above is an interesting interview aired last night on ABC's The Business with Ann Pettifor, who is a renowned international finance expert and Director of Policy Research for...
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