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Be Unreasonable About the New Climate Economy

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 12.24.2014 | Green
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

The MENA region has timidly begun on a path to making its societies climate-ready and its energy policies climate-friendly. Given its resources, it can play a central role in moving to the new climate economy. And yet despite progress, there is still a long way to go.

Shahien Nasiripour

Federal Reserve Toughens Requirements For Biggest Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Five years ago, the nation’s largest financial institutions faced what amounted to a mass bank run that forced all of them to seek emergency cash an...

Move Your Money Lives On; Teaching Bank Transparency

Dennis Santiago | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
Dennis Santiago

Ordinary people are still just important to being the driving force for free market discipline today as they were in 2009. You can never have too much transparency when looking at "boring banks."

Bank Leverage Now in EU's Hands

Chris Brummer | Posted 09.17.2013 | Business
Chris Brummer

The ball is in the EU's court to show just how much international financial coordination will be a race to the top, or to the bottom.

Shahien Nasiripour

Biggest Banks Have 'Little To Cheer' As U.S. Tightens Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Senate Bill Would Rein In Too Big To Fail Banks

Quartz | Tim Fernholz | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

Quartz: Senate staff are reviewing a draft of banking legislation that would raise equity funding requirements for financial institutions, pull the...

Bank Takes Big Loss To Get Its Act Together

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business

* Beats capital goal, shares close to one year high * Q4 pretax loss 2.6 bln euros due to charges * Takes goodwill impai...

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...

Bad News For European Bankers

Reuters | John O'Donnell | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries will consider a proposal this week for an absolute cap on the total bonus paid to bankers, EU officials ...

Horrifying Cost Of Bank Regulation: 0.28 Percent Higher Interest Rates

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.14.2012 | Business

To hear banks tell it, new regulations designed to keep them from wrecking the global economy again are themselves going to wreck the global economy. ...

The Long-Term Price of Financial Reform

André Oliveira Santos | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business
André Oliveira Santos

In response to the global crisis, policymakers around the world are instituting the broadest reform of financial regulation since the Great Depression.

Catherine New

Look What's Headed For Extinction

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.11.2012 | Money

The local savings-and-loan bank -- a bastion of lending for homeowners -- is well on its way to becoming extinct, according to a report from a financ...

Fed Shows Big Banks 'No Mercy'

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business

* Basel III calls for 7 pct ratio for top-level capital * Each country finalizing their version of global pact * Fed pro...

Fitch: World's Biggest Banks May Need To Raise Billions To Comply With New Rules

AP | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Fitch Ratings said Thursday that the world's 29 biggest banks together may have to raise $566 billion by the end of 2018 to meet ne...

Banks May Be Hundreds Of Billions Short Of Complying With New Rules

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2012 | Business

* Big capital hole for top 103 banks if Basel III applied -BIS * Average core capital would sag to 7.1 pct vs 10.2 pct ...

Beating Global Regulators to the Finish Line

John Bates | Posted 01.17.2012 | Business
John Bates

Banks and financial services firms are not far away from realizing that they need to think like regulators, taking control of internal surveillance and compliance before regulators make them do it.

The European Agreement Offers Other People's Money

Georges Ugeux | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The simple notion that China might be part of that new fund is sending waves throughout Europe. Does Europe need the IMF and China to resolve a $500 billion problem?

How Did European Banks Trap Themselves in a Replay of the 2007 Crisis?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

At a conference in New York at the end of 2008, Obama's economic advisor, Larry Summers made a prophetic remark at an event organized by the Economist.

European Endgame

Johan Norberg | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Johan Norberg

If you owe your bank a hundred dollars, you have a problem. But if you owe it a million, it has a problem, the saying goes. Today we can add that if the governments of Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Ireland owe your banks one trillion dollars, we're all dead.

Shahien Nasiripour

Financial Reform Destined To Fail, Top Federal Reserve Official Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Reforms instituted after the financial crisis to prevent future taxpayer-funded bailouts are bound to fail and will likely be weakened w...

Nocera: Capital Requirements Fight 'Most Important' For Bank Reform

The New York Times | JOE NOCERA | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

Capital matters. Let me put that another way. The current fight over additional capital requirements for the banking industry, eye-glazing though it i...

Simon Johnson: The Big Banks Fight On

The New York Times | SIMON JOHNSON | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

The bank lobbyists have a problem. Last week, they lost a major battle on Capitol Hill, when Congress was not persuaded to suspend implementation of t...

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.