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  • Relief rally: America’s community banks hope for lighter regulation

    Print section Print Rubric:  Local lenders groan about regulation, but hope the load will be lightened Print Headline:  Relief rally Print Fly Title:  America’s community banks UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The middle has fallen out of British politics Fly Title:  Relief rally Location:  WASHINGTON, DC Main image:  20170603_FND001_0.jpg A FEW weeks ago Standard […] More

  • The popular mandate: Banco Popular fails and is bought by Santander

    Print section Print Rubric:  A relatively tidy clean-up of Spain’s latest banking mess Print Headline:  The popular mandate Print Fly Title:  Banco Popular UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  — Terror and the internet — Theresa May’s failed gamble Fly Title:  The popular mandate Location:  MADRID EVEN a bank failure can be presented as a […] More

  • Pastures new: A state bail-out of Monte dei Paschi draws near

    Print section Print Rubric:  A state bail-out of ailing Monte dei Paschi draws near Print Headline:  Pastures new? Print Fly Title:  Italian banks UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  — Terror and the internet — Theresa May’s failed gamble Fly Title:  Pastures new Main image:  Not the world’s oldest customer Not the world’s oldest customer […] More

  • Schumpeter: Canadian banks don’t face a crisis. They do face a strategic trilemma

    Print section Print Rubric:  Canadian banks don’t face a crisis. They do face a strategic trilemma Print Headline:  Escape from Canada Print Fly Title:  Schumpeter UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  A landslide legislative victory would make France’s president a potent force Fly Title:  Schumpeter Main image:  20170617_WBD000_0.jpg AS the global financial system was engulfed […] More

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  • Senior moment: Is Europe’s framework for resolving banks broken?

    Print section Print Rubric:  Europe’s framework for dealing with troubled banks is working, but has one big drawback Print Headline:  Senior moment Print Fly Title:  European banks UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Trump’s Washington is paralysed Fly Title:  Senior moment IF ONE goal has animated the reform of finance since the crisis of 2007-08, […] More

  • European banks: The complicated failure of two Italian lenders

    Print section Print Rubric:  A taxpayer-funded liquidation of two Italian lenders is ugly but pragmatic Print Headline:  Buckets of ducats Print Fly Title:  European banks UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Trump’s Washington is paralysed Fly Title:  European banks Location:  MILAN Main image:  20170701_FNP002_0.jpg BANKS sicken slowly but die fast. For years Banca Popolare di […] More

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    China’s crushing of independent lawyers is a blow to rule of law

    SHORTLY after he took over as China’s leader in 2012, Xi Jinping had some encouraging words—at least, so they seemed to some of China’s eternally beleaguered liberals. It was essential, said Mr Xi, “to ensure that all citizens are equal before the law, to respect and guarantee human rights, and to enable citizens to enjoy […] More

  • The tasks facing the new Saudi crown prince

    WHEN King Salman acceded to the Saudi throne in 2015, it was plain that his son, Muhammad, wielded the real power. He may formally have been second in the line of succession, but Muhammad bin Salman (known as MBS) ran most of the things that mattered: the plan to transform the Saudi state and wean […] More

  • What to do when Viktor Orban erodes democracy

    IN 1989, during the dying days of the Soviet Union, a long-haired 26-year-old dissident called Viktor Orban addressed a crowd in Budapest’s Heroes’ Square. The charismatic young liberal told the Russians to withdraw from Hungary. He rejected “the dictatorship of a single party”. He called for free elections. How things change. Today Mr Orban, Hungary’s […] More

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