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  1. August 25, 2014

    Make or break for Chinese property

    ...all be clobbered by a slump in demand for the base metals and other commodity exports for which China is the world’s price setter. The size of China’s property boom – and therefore the fallout from any crash – is awe-inspiring. In just two years...

  2. August 12, 2014

    Standards are not at fault

    ...fault of the relevant international standards. For example, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global standard-setter for anti-money laundering and counter- terrorism financing, gives financial institutions flexibility in conducting their risk...

  3. August 12, 2014

    Private equity: second-hand business

    ...billions of dollars are flowing into the once quiet sector. Setter Capital, a secondary market adviser, estimates that these...commanded significant premiums to net asset value, according to Setter. Given that, there is no reason to be shy about selling...

  1. August 10, 2014

    No influx of European wealth for Singapore

    ...197). The moves come ahead of an inspection of Singapore next year by the Financial Action Taskforce, the global standard-setter for measures to combat money-laundering and terrorist financing. By Jeremy Grant in Kuala Lumpur

  2. August 7, 2014

    London’s miners fail to hold gains

    ...one of the MPC calling for a hike, that could tell us a little more about the committee’s thinking. We look for one rate setter to have voted for an interest rate increase, though the data wobbles have made that a closer call. Whether they have split... By Michael Hunter

  3. July 24, 2014

    IFRS accounting rules change forces banks to alter view of losses

    ...more accurate picture. The international accounting standard setter on Thursday published a standard on financial instruments, a...The US standard for financial instruments, which its standard setter the Financial Accounting Standards Board is set to publish later... By Harriet Agnew, City Correspondent

  4. July 20, 2014

    Private equity secondary market attracts growing interest

    ...before 2008 and more than 90 per cent have remained profitable since the financial crisis. Peter McGrath, managing director at Setter Capital, a Toronto-based secondary market intermediary, says there has been a steady increase in the number of buyers interested... By Chris Flood

  5. June 13, 2014

    Heads up: The British hat designers to watch

    ...more glamorous than a hat,” says Foster’s mentor Philip Treacy, whose numerous customers have included the late style-setter Isabella Blow, Lady Gaga and Madonna. (He also designed the much mocked hat worn by Princess Beatrice at the Duke and Duchess... By Julie-Earle Levine

  6. June 3, 2014

    ECB poised to follow Nordic lights on negative rates

    ...Nielsen says that, were the ECB to go down the same route, the euro is also likely to weaken. Lars Svensson, a former rate-setter at the Riksbank who successfully pushed for negative rates in 2009, argues that the impact of the ECB introducing the same measure... By Richard Milne, Nordic Correspondent

  7. April 4, 2014

    Asset management poses mounting risk to stability, BoE warns

    ...BlackRock, were on Friday finalising submissions to the Financial Stability Board, the international regulatory standard-setter, which is looking at whether firms outside the banking and insurance sectors should be designated as “systemically important... By Sam Fleming and Stephen Foley

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