The Great Debate UK

from Breakingviews:

UK banks have much to fear from latest probe

July 18, 2014

By Chris Hughes

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The Banking Standards Review Council has the potential to make a difference

By Guest Contributor
June 12, 2014

–Tim Dolan is a Partner in the Financial Markets team in King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s London office. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Regulatory convergence is inevitable for global markets

By Guest Contributor
November 11, 2013

–Gregg Beechey is a Partner in the Financial Institutions Group at law firm King and Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin. The opinions expressed are his own.–

“Tobin Tax” is a step backward for financial markets

By Guest Contributor
March 12, 2013

–Tanuja Randery is the CEO of trading services firm MarketPrizm. The opinions expressed are her own.—

Is the U.S. picking on our banks?

August 8, 2012

By Kathleen Brooks. The opinions expressed are her own.

Standard Chartered is the latest UK-based bank that seems to be getting it in the neck from our friends across the water. Firstly, there was Barclays and the Libor scandal, then there was HSBC which was fined for allowing drug-trafficked money from Mexico to go through its system and now there is Standard Chartered which is charged with “wilfully misleading” the New York Department of Financial Services and clearing $250 billion of Iranian transactions through its U.S. operation.

from The Great Debate:

The Trojan Horse of cost benefit analysis

January 3, 2012

By John Kemp
The writer is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

RBS shows watchdogs need power to stop M&A

December 12, 2011

By Peter Thal Larsen
The author is a Retuers Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from FaithWorld:

Pope slams selfish food speculators, urges curbs on world commodity markets

July 1, 2011

(Traders in the Corn options pit at the CME Group signal orders shortly before the closing bell in Chicago, February 11, 2011/Frank Polich )

Mansion House Hangover

June 16, 2011

Last night’s two big Mansion House speeches were impressive when they dealt with the macroeconomy, but depressing (if unsurprising) on the subject of reforming the banks, representing final confirmation of the gloomy conclusion of a blog I posted here in September 2009: It’s All Over – the Banks Have Won.

Matthew Elderfield on re-shaping Ireland’s regulatory system

April 4, 2011

Matthew ElderfieldMatthew Elderfield, Head of Financial Regulation at the Central Bank of Ireland, will lay out his vision for a new Irish regulatory landscape at a Thomson Reuters Newsmaker on Wednesday 6 April.