Central Banking | 05 Jun 2015
Outgoing African Development Bank president Donald Kaberuka says good policy crucial to development; World Bank vice-president Makhtar Diop says financing costs unfairly high
Central Banking | 18 Mar 2015
The fines being hammered out would nearly double the total already paid to regulators during the currency probe
Central Banking | 07 Aug 2014
Research by economists from Central Bank of Ireland, New York Fed and Barclays Capital finds some substitution effect between official auctions and repo market activity
Central Banking | 17 Sep 2013
Market participant survey gives Fed highest score for policy and communication in the wake of the financial crisis; ECB scores worse in the absence of published minutes
Central Banking | 28 Nov 2012
The HKMA is unconvinced about banks issuing contingent convertible instruments, according its deputy chief executive, Arthur Yuen
Central Banking | 16 Jul 2012
Former chief operating officer of Barclays Bank says he was told instruction to submit lower Libor rates came from Bank of England; directly contradicts Bob Diamond’s testimony
Central Banking | 10 Jul 2012
Chairman of Barclays recounts meeting with Mervyn King during which he was told Bob Diamond had lost the confidence of the regulator; following day the bank’s chief tendered his resignation
Central Banking | 03 Jul 2012
Email relaying conversation between Bob Diamond and Paul Tucker raises questions over BoE deputy’s role in rate-setting scandal; Diamond set to explain further before parliamentary committee tomorrow
Central Banking | 01 Dec 2011
House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report shows UK’s biggest banks believe recommendations to ring-fence retail operations underestimate costs of reform but agree measures are a “done deal”
Central Banking | 22 Aug 2011
Gideon Gono says no intention to withdraw foreign banks’ licences; rebukes Zimbabwean government for issuing warning of nationalisation
Central Banking | 09 Jun 2011
Controversial proposals for reform of UK banking system spark dispute among representatives of ‘big four’ banks; disagree over ring-fencing option
Central Banking | 25 May 2011
Former Federal Reserve director of monetary affairs Brian Madigan appointed senior policy adviser at Barclays Capital
Central Banking | 04 Apr 2011
Report by parliamentarians says pre-conditions for effective competition in retail banking market "not present”; calls for test for proposed future divestments of government-held stakes in banks
Central Banking | 30 Mar 2011
Determining how best to step in when markets struggle to price assets fairly remains a key unanswered question from the crisis
Central Banking | 22 Mar 2011
Reports that Barclays may consider an offer for residential mortgage-backed securities held in New York Federal Reserve’s Maiden Lane II portfolio could thwart AIG bid
Central Banking | 09 Feb 2011
UK’s chancellor George Osborne strikes deal with Britain’s largest banks to lend £10 billion more in funds to SMEs; Bank of England to report on banks’ contribution in next Trends in Lending report
Central Banking | 11 Jan 2011
Barclays' chief executive Bob Diamond adamant bank’s model funds cheaper lending and is less risky
Central Banking | 26 Jul 2010
Stress tests show which banks are heavily exposed to riskiest sovereigns
Central Banking | 20 Jul 2010
Bank of England’s July lending report shows further declines in bank loans as demand continues to weaken
Central Banking | 07 Dec 2009
Kuwait Investment Authority announces sale of its Citigroup share; follows Singapore GIC’s sale of Citi stake in September
Central Banking | 18 Sep 2008
After months of speculation of its weakest elements, the global banking sector has undergone what many are calling a long overdue consolidation within the space of a few days. Here's a summary of what has happened, its happening - and may happen next.
Central Banking | 17 Sep 2008
As part of the dramatic and rapid alteration of the financial industry in recent days, Barclays has announced that it is interested in buying part of Lehman Brothers' investment banking business, while Lloyd's is in talks with HBOS about acquiring the embattled UK lender.
Central Banking | 15 Sep 2008
Ten of the world's biggest banks have joined forces to create a $70 billion liquidity fund intended to mitigate the impact of the latest round of financial turmoil.
Central Banking | 25 Jun 2008
Two sovereign wealth funds will invest a combined amount of almost £2 billion (£3.93 billion) in Barclays, the bank said on Wednesday.
Central Banking | 04 Sep 2007
Banks borrowing sterling over a three-month period yesterday found the cost at a near-ten-year high as the major UK financial institutions sought medium-term funding to help them survive the financial volatility in the credit markets.
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