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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 ...

New Bank Rules Won't Affect World's Biggest Economies Anytime Soon

nytimes.com | 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...

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.

Financial Reform Could Hurt Growth, Cost MIllions Of Jobs, Banks Warn

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

VIENNA — Regulatory reforms for banks are generally moving in the right direction but could negatively impact growth and job creation, members o...