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Bank Capital and Monetary Policy

Stephen G. Cecchetti | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Stephen G. Cecchetti

Capital--the excess of assets over liabilities--determines solvency, so policymakers are used to thinking of it as a tool for keeping banks and the ba...

Ben Walsh

JPMorgan's $22 Billion Shortfall Is Basically An Illusion | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business

$22 billion sounds like a lot, but in the context of J.P. Morgan’s hugely profitable business, it’s not a high hurdle for the bank to overcome.

Zach Carter

Progressives Rally To Representatives' Call For Tougher Bank Rules | Zach Carter | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three members of Congress this week sent a letter to top federal regulators urging them to adopt tougher capital requirements for big ba...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Treasury Department Targeted Over Too-Big-To-Fail | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A rift has emerged over “too-big-to-fail” between the Treasury Department and the regulators who oversee financial groups, a top Dem...

Mark Gongloff

No, Making Whiny Banks Hold More Capital Is Not Going To Wreck The Economy | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

Uh-oh, everybody: Bankers are warning that the U.S. economy could be in deep trouble. Not because bankers wrecked it again, like that last time, but b...

Shahien Nasiripour

Biggest Banks Have 'Little To Cheer' As U.S. Tightens Rules | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

Big banks were warned of further government-inflicted pain, small banks won concessions and mortgage lenders were granted a reprieve as the Federal Re...

Shahien Nasiripour

Leading Fed Official Says Tougher Rules Needed To Curb Too Big To Fail | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

BOSTON -- The spate of post-financial crisis rules intended to end the perception that the largest financial institutions are “too big to fail” ma...

Shahien Nasiripour

Top Fed Official Warns Of Tougher Requirements For Biggest Banks | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business

BOSTON -- A top Federal Reserve official has raised the specter of higher capital requirements for leading banks beyond those agreed internationally, ...

Zach Carter

Senate 'Break Up The Banks' Bill Draws Wall Street Scorn | Zach Carter | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Momentum to break up the nation's largest banks is building quickly on Capitol Hill, just weeks after a unanimous, symbolic vote in the ...

Big Banks Big In All The Wrong Places

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

The Banks Win Again

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Look What Market Is Getting Manipulated Now

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Strong Policy Action -- The Essence of Restoring Global Economic Hope

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

The global economy has entered a dangerous new phase. The recovery has weakened considerably, and downside risks have increased sharply. Strong policies are urgently needed to improve the outlook and reduce risks.

Simon Johnson: Low Bank Capital Is Next U.S. Fiscal Crisis

Bloomberg | Simon Johnson | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

The summer debate that has dominated Washington seems straightforward. Under what conditions should the U.S. government be allowed to borrow more mone...

The Truth About Bank Capital

Robert Teitelman | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Both Dodd-Frank and the bank capital standards are classic economically driven arguments that will be judged by future performance and consequences that, unfortunately, we have no way to predict. It's like voting for a president.

Shahien Nasiripour

Mortgage Debt Relief For Distressed Homeowners Won't Hurt Big Banks, IMF Says | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- A broad mortgage debt-relief program for distressed homeowners would not significantly impact the nation's four biggest banks, according t...

Time Waits for No Man: How to Secure Financial Stability in 2011

José Viñals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
José Viñals

In emerging markets, policymakers must act now to avoid future crises. It is important to maintain the appropriate mix of macroeconomic and prudential financial policies to deal with the challenges posed by capital inflows.

New House Financial Services Chief: '..Regulators Are There To Serve Banks' | NANCY FOLBRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Remember that time-honored inversion of the Golden Rule: He who has the gold makes the rules. Representative Spencer T.  Bachus, Republican of Alabam...

Top U.S. Banks Face A $100 Billion Shortfall After New Rules

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON: The new Basel III banking rules will leave the biggest U.S. banks short of between $100 billion and $150 billion in equity capital, with 90 pe...

Just Do It--Shaping the New Financial System

José Viñals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
José Viñals

Fearful financial markets, an uncertain growth outlook, fiscal anxieties, long unemployment other financial crisis since the Great Depress...

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase Shareholders Still Waiting To Cash In

Yahoo! Finance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Shareholders may have to wait for months to retrieve capital after U.S. regulators told banks not to increase dividends or buy back shares amid politi...

Sam Stein

White House Expecting Banks Will Need More Money, But Not From Government | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama White House acknowledged on Monday that the forthcoming stress test reports on the nation's largest banks will likely reveal that several of...

Ambac Bailout Hits Snag

CNBC | Charles Gasparino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The bailout of troubled bond insurer Ambac has hit a significant snag, after rating agencies demanded more capital from the consortium of banks involv...