December 31, 2013
December 30, 2013
Since risk-weighted capital requirements are still in place, nothing is really new on the dangerous bank regulatory front
December 29, 2013
December 28, 2013
December 27, 2013
Ms Tett. Not having a clue, “conventional blissful ignorance”, should not be confused with having an idea, “conventional wisdom”.
December 24, 2013
December 21, 2013
QE is a drug that has been applied by the Fed in an emergency without going through any FDA type testing procedures
December 20, 2013
Europe, you have been placed in a death spiral by dangerously mistaken risk-adverse bank regulations. Get out! Fast!
FT, Martin Wolf, be brave, dare pickup the lessons of the crisis’s keys lying there under the lamppost.
December 19, 2013
“Little people”, do not listen to Chris Giles, if they finance you at a too high rate, try to keep your consumption low
December 18, 2013
You, not so old journalist of @FT, say something! Help take the economy out of the respirator and to send it to rehabilitation
And while that risk-adverse bank regulation is in place, any type of outside assistance, be it fiscal stimulus or quantitative easing, will just put the economy in a respirator, instead of having it go to rehabilitation.
December 17, 2013
France, risk weighted capital requirements for banks, guarantees you a weak and obese economy. Any growth... just froth
December 16, 2013
If banks do well but the real economy falls, we will all fall… at the end including the banks. It is as easy as that!
More than a new normal, stagnation has been decreed, by risk adverse regulators, as the new structural standard.
December 14, 2013
December 13, 2013
December 12, 2013
Paul Volcker and John Reed, our jobless young, more than a safer, need a more functional financial system
December 11, 2013
Mr. Kay. It is necessary to place bets that risk bankruptcy so as to have a chance to avoid bankruptcy.
December 10, 2013
December 09, 2013
Does FT´s capital markets editor really believe that in free markets banks could leverage equity 50 times or more?
“Lazy banking” is not just an Indian phenomenon. The Basel Committee has decreed it to rule everywhere.
The Basel Committee and the Financial Stability Board have also some questions of ethics they should grapple with.
December 07, 2013
It is not voluntarily that European banks are abandoning the private sector in order to take refuge in the government.
December 06, 2013
December 04, 2013
We need personal drones more than Amazon or Google, to get spare keys, and to buy anywhere we please, like in Walmart :-)
December 03, 2013
The monstrous distortion in the allocation of bank credit to the real economy that regulators do not know they cause
December 02, 2013
When the autopsy on Europe’s economy is performed, the cause of death will be sissy and dumb bank regulatory risk aversion.
Brother you who do not have a dime, or a job, can you spare me a dime or a job, so that we can grow together?
November 30, 2013
November 29, 2013
Why and how are medium and small businesses, entrepreneurs and start ups, and normal citizens, ruled to be a systemic danger to the financial system?
If I were an asset manager, I would remain in the shadows. But, if one of “the risky”, I would scream my heart out.
November 28, 2013
FT if this is the way European banks “derisk”, there is no doubt that Europe is getting to be much riskier.
November 27, 2013
Is not a failed planet earth worse than a failed bank? Do not hinder banks from financing green growth only because it is “risky”.
November 26, 2013
The question is not whether SMEs are risky but whether risky SMEs pose a threat to banks. They don´t!
November 25, 2013
If fighting groupthink, start with the worst, with bank regulators, Basel Committee and Financial Stability Board
November 23, 2013
November 22, 2013
Stefan Wagstyl reports that Mario Draghi, reacted against “nationalistic undertones” and stated “We are not German, neither French nor Spaniards, nor Italian: We are Europeans”, “Draghi hits at rate policy critics”, November 22.
Sir, Mario Draghi has no moral right to speak about discrimination among Europeans. As the chairman for many years of the Financial Stability Board, he approved of that banks need to hold much much less capital when lending to an “infallible” European than when lending to a “risky” one.
That caused of course banks to avoid lending to those were they could leverage their equity much much less, and thereby not obtain the high expected risk-adjusted returns on their equity the “infallible” offered them.
Talk about exclusion! Talk about increasing inequality gaps! Go home Mario Draghi! Europe was not built upon risk-aversion!