Category Archives: Banking

German banking game riskier with go to jail card

Negligent bankers could end up behind bars in Germany if a proposed bill passes. …

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Filed under Allgemein, Banking

Commerzbank write-off highlights low-profit future

The German lender has announced a 560 million euro writedown on deferred tax accruals. …

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Filed under Allgemein, Banking

Deutsche bosses live down to unfortunate tradition

(This comment has been initially published as a Reuters Breakingviews comment on 17 December 2012.)
In …

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Why the Euro crisis is the key to a stronger Europe

This essay originally appeared in the first issue of “TLQ - The Digital Magazine For Thought …

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Filed under Banking, Economic Policy, Financial Crisis, Monetary Policy

Bankers just don't get it

A new paper sheds light on an amazing learning disability within the financial sector: …

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Filed under Banking, Financial Crisis, Regulation

Is there anyone who cares about the stress tests?

Moody’s, the rating agency,  today has  published an interesting analysis about the market reaction …

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Filed under Banking, Financial Crisis

EBA stress test: Individual PIIGS exposure for all 90 banks

When the European Banking Authority (EBA) published their stress test results last Friday, they …

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Filed under Banking, Financial Crisis

EU banks hold 194.1bn Euros of potentially toxic bonds

The 90 most important banks in the European Union jointly hold 194.1 billion Euros …

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Filed under Banking, Financial Crisis

More on target: Draghi speaks out, CESifo in denial mode, FT Alphaville

The Target2 saga continues….
Lorcan Roche Kelly, Chief Europe Strategist at Trend Macrolytics gave me a pointer …

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Filed under Banking, Monetary Policy, Target 2

Don’t listen to the banks' lobbyists – Basel III is way too soft

Canary Wharf, London: Big banks, big risks (Photo: Dave Pape, via Wikimedia Commons)
ECB President …

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