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Why Companies Shouldn't Hide The Financial Risks Of Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business

The threats posed by climate change could become as ubiquitous in companies' financial reports as their earnings and sales information, if Michael Blo...

Is Europe Undermining Its Insurance Companies?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 06.04.2016 | Business
Georges Ugeux

As well intended as it could be, the regulator seems to ignore that none of the European insurance companies needed any rescue during the financial crisis and they even contributed to the haircut of Greek debt.

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, ...

It Can Happen Here: The Confiscation Scheme Planned for US and UK Depositors

Ellen Brown | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
Ellen Brown

When Americans realize that the alternative is to have their ready cash transformed into "bank stock" of questionable marketability, moving failed mega-banks into the public sector may start to have more appeal.

A Tale of Titans: The Too Important to Fail Conundrum

Aditya Narain | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business
Aditya Narain

We need look no further than the example of Lehman Brothers to understand how one financial institution's failure can threaten the global financial system and create devastating effects to economies around the world.

European Institutions Scramble To Quickly Fill Top Roles

Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

LONDON (Huw Jones) - Filling a trio of top regulatory jobs will be crucial for maintaining momentum in global reforms with the chances of emerging mar...

'Too Big To Fail Bank' Plans May Be Softened

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(By Gilbert Kreijger and Huw Jones) THE HAGUE/LONDON - Plans to impose extra safeguards on the world's top banks may be softened, a senior regulator s...

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...

'Too Big To Fail' Plan Delayed Until 2011

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(SEOUL/BRUSSELS By Rachel Armstrong and John O'Donnell) - Steps to avoid "too big to fail" banks from destabilising markets and the world economy will...

Financial Reform: What Must Be Done

José Viñals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
José Viñals

Though pressure is building from the financial industry to slow reform efforts -- and concerns about fiscal conditions risk drawing public and political energies away from the need to act -- we must seize this moment and implement broad financial reform soon.

New Bank Rules Won't Affect World's Biggest Economies Anytime Soon | SEWELL CHAN and JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Giant banks, while bracing for a wave of tougher regulation in Washington, will not have to face a new set of global rules on capital and liquidity an...

A Key Part of Wall Street Reform Contains What the Republicans Want: Death Panels

Rep. Barney Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barney Frank

If a Wall Street bank begins to fail, threatening the safety of the financial system, it will be put to death. End of story. Republicans -- the ones who bailed out Wall Street -- just don't want to believe it.

Bankers, Regulators and Governments: the Difficult Consensus

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The recent crisis was a failure of risk management -- a diagnosis widely shared among the members of the IIF. But we are also starting the next crisis: the public finance crisis in Europe, the United States and Japan.

Bonuses 2009: Why US Banks Deserve the Taxation Prepared by Obama

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Instead of trying to come up with a constructive solutio, the banks failed to accept that their exceptional earnings did not come to them.

Time to Stop the Regulatory Circus and to Steer the Ship to Safe Ground

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georges Ugeux

The real issue for regulators around the globe is a serious definition of the financial world we want to live in. The current focus nearly exclusively on the banking sector could cause authorities to miss the broader picture.

Inside the Wall Street Journal's Future of Finance Initiative

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

We, the middle aged financiers, are responsible for taking action on the issue of massive financial fraud. If we don't, we will never restore trust in the financial system.

Economic 9-11: Did Lehman Brothers Fall or Was It Pushed?

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

Why was Bear Stearns saved from bankruptcy but Lehman Brothers was not? How could the decision makers not realize the dire consequences of letting Lehman go down?