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International Natural resources and energy

Risky Fumes: The coming diesel regulatory shakeup

The VW emission-cheating scandal has drawn a great deal of media attention, sparking public outrage and casting all sorts of doubts about the once promising greener nature of Diesel engines

Finance North America

Walmart financial services hampered by regulation

Walmart offers a range of financial services and could offer even more to underbanked households. So why does current regulation and public sentiment stand in the way of that expansion?

Finance International

Crowdfunding loans put new pressure on banking regulation

Lending Club’s IPO in December 2014 drew so much interest because it’s crowdfunding model flips the traditional loan market on its head: that could create conflict with existing banking regulations. Even

Asia Pacific Politics

What does China’s 4th Plenum mean for investors?

As China implements rule of law with Chinese characteristics, the main question is whether it will shift to a more economically liberal investment environment, or whether little will change. When China’s Fourth

Europe Finance

EU banking union at risk from uneven regulation

After years of painful adjustment, Western European banks now hope to enter a period of relative calm. Yet, their exposure to uneven regulation and financial instability in the Balkans and elsewhere threatens

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Compliance risks challenge business in the Middle East

Some markets have avoided rigid laws and regulations as a comparative advantage. But that has changed lately. Compliance has gained in importance worldwide as laws approved in one corner of the

Europe Finance

European Banking Union comes with fiscal discipline

By end 2014, the European Banking Union will be a reality. Aside from being aimed at restoring banking sector stability, there are far-reaching implications for fiscal discipline. The long-awaited European

Finance North America

“Too Big to Fail” banks enjoy lower funding costs despite stronger regulations

Implicit subsidies for large systemic banks has come down since the crisis but it is still higher than before, reflecting an ongoing perception of government support for the largest banks. While

Asia Pacific Finance

China’s internet banking faces tightened regulations

China’s central bank is considering regulations that would curb the development of China’s internet banking innovation. Facing rising domestic financial risks, Chinese policy makers seem to be liberalizing the financial

Latin America Politics

Peru proposes deregulation for extractive industries

The Peruvian government recently proposed reforms to deregulate its extractive industries. The proposed deregulatory framework shows Peru’s desperation to sustain high levels of foreign investment. Since 2000, Peru’s economy has grown the