Tag Archive for global financial regulation

real reform in britain?

This morning the British Independent Banking Commission (ICB) released its long-awaited Final Report. Given the clear direction signalled by the ICB in its Issues Paper: Call for Evidence released a year ago, the recommendations in the report had already been…

not so fast

Yesterday I noted that the Basel Committee and the Financial Stability Board had issued reports challenging the complaints of bankers that stricter bank capital and liquidity rules and demonstrating the the proposed rules would make for healthier economic growth. I…

wolves, limericks, and financial reform

Readers may have noticed today’s WSJ article on a set of studies suggesting that the relationship between capital levels and the costs of loans is less significant than the banking industry contends.   (Naturally, the Journal provides no links.  I’m assuming…