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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bank regulators must beware lure of protectionism

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Howard Davies

    ... of the Bank of England in July, the world will be deprived of King's witty public utterances. My favourite came when, commenting on strong retail-sales figures during one Christmas period, he ... of England and the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced what seemed like a breakthrough, at least concerning the major banks headquartered in the US or the UK- that is, 12 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am

    ... but it is emotional Liverpool's Jamie Carragher on his last game before retirement   We collectively allowed the banking system to become too big, we gave them far too much status … and we didn't regulate it adequately Bank of England Governor Mervyn King     ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time Hong Kong considered issuing more polymer banknotes to stop fakes

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... No decision was ever announced, despite dozens of jurisdictions having made the switch for reasons of improved security, cleanliness, cost, durability and environment-friendliness. The Bank of England ... in the rush to buy and pay, there is a lower likelihood that even crude imitations will be noticed. With polymer allowing better protection through the use of windows in the notes, Bank of England ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., July 28, 2013

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am

    ... The British novelist beloved of romantics the world over has a new honour- her image on the Bank of England's £10 note. It's an apt move for a writer who frequently used money and wealth ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China and the US Federal Reserve play havoc with emerging markets

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... on investor perceptions of central bank policy action. Efforts by the Bank of England and the European Central Bank last week to counter concerns about the Fed scaling back its programme ... yields on offer. This presents its own risks given the flightiness of international investors at times of market turmoil. If market angst about central bank policy action increases- almost ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deluded central bankers believe they've created a safer, fairer financial system

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 02:58pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... fairer financial system This week in Singapore, fresh from the G20 in Brisbane, Bank of England governor Mark Carney delivered a major speech outlining the future of financial reform. As chairman ... regulation is complete. The tough job ahead is implementation. Congratulations. Six years after the failure of Lehman Brothers, the world's central banks and regulators have finally agreed ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For central bankers, transparency may have its limits

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... was followed by the new Bank of England governor Mark Carney, who has vowed to do the same until British jobless rate falls below 7 per cent. Both were acting in response to their American counterpart ... SCMP Editorial Transparency has its limits Everyone is for increasing transparency, even central bankers. Just this month, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi reaffirmed his ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Pitfalls of consumption-driven economies

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am

    ... was dismissed by such as Eddie George, at that time the governor of the Bank of England, at a meeting in Manchester, as unimportant. My thoughts then (and still today) were that you cannot sustain ... and the United States to a lesser extent are struggling to come out of recession is that they make very little to sell to people outside their own country. Who wants to buy the services of a Spanish bank ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Only one verdict on foreign judges

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... government has just announced the appointment of Canadian Mark Carney as governor of the Bank of England, a first in this centuries-old institution. The American economist Stanley Fischer has been running Israel's central bank as its governor since 2005. Yes, central banking is not the judiciary. But there are similarities. The techniques of monetary policy are the same for central ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Japan's 'shock and awe' stimulus shows economies' desperate faith in monetary easing

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 03:31pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... five times, the Bank of England just over four times, and the Bank of Japan 2½ times, while the ECB's is about 40 per cent higher than its 2008 level. These are historically unprecedented. ... as dovish, an intention to keep them low. Just days later, Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda announced the opposite view, that in pursuit of its quantitative and qualitative monetary easing, ...




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