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Economy & Jobs 12-11-2019

European banks face massive capital raising in challenging times

Europe will “faithfully” implement new international standards that will force its banks, struggling to regain investor trust, to raise around €135 billion in additional capital to face future crises, the European Commission said on Tuesday (12 November).

Sustainable finance requires a change in incentives

Hurricane Harvey’s trail of carnage through Houston, the oil capital of the US, was a stark reminder of the effect that climate change can have on our economy, writes Peter Blom.
Euro & Finance 08-01-2013

EU hails bank liquidity deal as ‘fundamental’ for economic recovery

The European Commission has hailed an agreement by global regulators in the Basel Committee, which gave banks four more years and greater flexibility to build up cash buffers so they can use some of their reserves to help struggling economies grow.
Euro & Finance 12-07-2011

Brussels to propose curbs on sovereign debt ratings

Michel Barnier, the EU's internal market commissioner, has announced draft EU laws aimed at bringing more transparency to how credit rating agencies assess sovereign debt, days after Moody's downgraded Portugal, which is benefiting from an EU/IMF bailout.
Euro & Finance 10-02-2011

EU wants Lehman-proof capital requirements

The European Commission wants to raise the amount of capital held by its banks to shield against losses incurred by derivatives trading, such as those which brought Lehman Brothers to a standstill in 2008, according to a paper.
Euro & Finance 14-09-2010

EU to adopt new Basel rules in 2011

The European Commission yesterday announced plans to adopt new capital rules for banks next year after the Basel Banking Committee agreed to higher capital standards on Sunday (12 September).
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