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Currency settlement mechanism strengthens Korea’s financial system
Date: Mar 30, 2016   |   Author: David Puth | Opinion
David Puth, Chief Executive Officer at CLS, welcomes the Bank of Korea’s call to expand protection from settlement risk in foreign exchange and highlights the efficiency and operational benefits of CLS to non bank financial institutions.
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Half successful and half failed: The $1 billion cyber hacking attempt on Bangladesh Bank
Date: Mar 15, 2016   |   Author: Editorial | News Analysis
An anti-money laundering law that did not cover casinos. A weekend and a holiday in the targeted banks in at least three countries. A Swift system that worked. And human slip-ups that rang alarm bells but also consummated the biggest documented cyber heist and money laundering in the Philippines.
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Interview Transcript: “The finance industry has created an environment so complex and beyond their cleverness to run”
Date: Mar 07, 2016   |   Author: The Banking Conversation | Interviews
Finance has failed because of its self-referential world where people are merely trading existing assets, rather than creating new assets. And regulation is failing by making things ever more complex and less related to the real interests of the public. Author and economist John Kay says regulation of banking is not about writing more rules but changing the structure of the industry.
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Interview Transcript: “The finance industry has created an environment so complex and beyond their cleverness to run”
Date: Mar 07, 2016   |   Author: The Banking Conversation | Interviews
Finance has failed because of its self-referential world where people are merely trading existing assets, rather than creating new assets. And regulation is failing by making things ever more complex and less related to the real interests of the public. Author and economist John Kay says regulation of banking is not about writing more rules but changing the structure of the industry.
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As China slows down, where would its next round of growth come from?
Date: Jan 22, 2016   |   Author: Research | News Analysis
China attributes its slowest growth in a quarter century to uncertainties in the international economic environment, and to weak real estate investment and poor imports and exports at home. Should it export its way back to growth, or take a different tack?