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Asia Pacific Economics

Death of a salesman – China attacks private debt

As China’s transitions from prioritizing economic growth to maintaining economic stability, the government has begun levying steep penalties on high-debt private companies for “economic crimes.” Kiana Mendoza looks at several recent examples of these trials, and examines what this could mean for the future.

Europe Finance

Financial markets look to European policymakers

European policymakers are initiating a smoothing of regulatory burdens on investors. But political risks like the Brexit and a politically motivated Tax on Financial Transactions threaten to counter this tantalizing

Europe Finance

No reset in sight for EU-US financial services cooperation

Last month a US government delegation once again made its way to Brussels for the semiannual shouting match with the European Commission over transatlantic financial sector regulation: the Financial Markets

Finance International

Forex scandal exposes difficulty of financial regulation

The latest foreign exchange fixing (forex) scandal, which led to a $4.3 billion bank settlement with American, British, and Swiss regulators reinforces the difficulties of effectively regulating the financial markets.

Finance North America

US credit rating reform comes up short

US legislators have proposed several reforms of the US credit rating system. Yet, incentives for credit agencies remain misaligned, while a new subprime market begins to grow. Financial regulation in

Finance North America

Why Stan Fischer’s next job matters to global finance

The US Federal Reserve is getting a new face: Stan Fischer will likely become the body’s new vice chairman. All eyes are on where he stands on the Fed’s increasingly regulatory