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Big Bank Surcharge Not 'Anti-American,' Top European Regulator Says

Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

FRANKFURT, Sept 19 (Reuters) - A proposed capital surcharge for big banks is not anti-American and will help reduce the risk of big bank failures, a t...

Too-Big-To-Fail Banks Face New Limits Under EU Plan

Bloomberg | Ben Moshinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The European Union may give regulators powers to block new products and limit trading risks at banks deemed too big to fail, as part of plans to prote...

Banks Beat Regulators: New Rules Diluted Or Postponed

Bloomberg | Yalman Onaran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than 500 representatives from 27 nations, including top regulators and central bankers, met dozens of times this year to hammer out 440 pages of ...

Jamie Dimon: Becoming Too Big To Save -- Creating Fiscal Disaster

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon is very good at getting what he wants. And now he wants to run a bigger, more interconnected, and more global bank that -- if it were to fail -- would cause great chaos around the world.

How Wall Street Can Win

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess and Lagan Sebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the battle over Wall Street reform shifts venues - from Capitol Hill to federal agencies - industry lobbyists who oppose some new regulations outnu...

SIMON JOHNSON The Bank Lobbyists Are Wrong: Why Higher Capital Standards Are Needed

New York Times | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At one level, the pursuit of higher and more robust capital requirements for banks is not going well. The United States Treasury insisted, throughout ...

Paul Volcker, Elizabeth Warren, Ted Kaufman: We Need New Law

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

(From the author of the book 13 Bankers, out tomorrow) Some people at the top of the administration begin to understand that it makes both economic ...