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  • *Basel consults on amending leverage ratio. *Basel starts work on top up leverage ratio for big banks. LONDON, April 6- Global regulators on Wednesday proposed softer capital requirements for banks that trade large numbers of financial derivatives in the latest sign of a more accommodative stance towards the finance industry.

  • The problems facing European banks

    Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, talks about the cost cutting measures announced by Credit Suisse and the challenges it faces.

  • We are pleased with results: Aviva CEO

    Mark Wilson, CEO of Aviva, says the insurance company has several options to deploy surplus capital.

  • Are businesses not investing enough?

    Beat Wittmann, partner at Porta Advisors, says capital spending is at historic lows.

  • *Maintains year dividend at two shillings per share. NAIROBI, March 2- Kenya's KCB, the country's biggest bank by assets, announced a scrip dividend on Wednesday and said it would issue debt to raise capital this year after volatility in lending rates crimped profit growth in 2015.. The bank, which has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan, said...

  • What's the appeal of crowdfunding?

    Eric Partaker, co-CEO & founder of Chilango, explains why the company chose crowdfunding over traditional bank or investment financing.

  • Crowdcube funding tops £140 million

    Darren Westlake, CEO and co-founder of Crowdcube, says demand from investors for crowdfunding has grown since the company launched in 2010.

  • Capital is leaving developing countries: Jim Yong Kim

    Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, talks about the importance of getting capital and finance into emerging and developing economies.

  • Can Allianz stop outflows?

    Dieter Wemmer, CFO of Allianz, says the company's outflow level has caught up with the market.

  • NAIROBI, Feb 16- Kenya Airways has selected U.S. investment banking firm PJT Partners to advise on long-term capital-raising and the restructuring of its balance sheet, as it seeks to secure its survival after a long period of losses. The Kenyan government, which holds a 29.8 percent stake, has said the carrier requires a capital injection of $500- $600 million to...

  • Confidence is strong in the euro zone: Frank Taubert

    Frank Taubert, founder of PanTau Invest, says there is confidence in investing and hiring among CEOs across the euro zone.

  • It said a failure to raise capital may prompt its auditor to issue a "going concern" warning, which would constitute an event of default under a senior credit facility where it had $266.8 million outstanding as of Dec. 27. Fairway lost $9.7 million in the quarter ended on Dec. 27, as net sales fell 7 percent to $191.7 million. In Monday trading, Fairway shares fell 4.5...

  • The UK's biotech revolution

    Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, talks about the success pharma and health care companies have had raising capital in the U.K.

  • Oracle to hire 1,400 Cloud professionals

    Dermot O'Kelly, senior vice president for Oracle UK, Ireland and Israel, says the company needs to invest heavily in the rapid expansion of Cloud in order to grow.

  • The future of cap ex

    Paul Donovan, global economist and managing director at UBS, says the line between capital expenditure and consumer spending has blurred.

  • Capital conditions are getting tighter: Solomon

    David Solomon, co-head of the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs, says more IPOs and company sales may occur, as businesses turn from private capital to the public market.

  • House building in the UK

    Kokou Agbo-Bloua, global head of flow strategy and solutions at Societe Generale, says financing and funding for house builders is easier today than a few years ago.

  • The future of retail

    Kokou Agbo-Bloua, global head of flow strategy and solutions at Societe Generale, discusses retail strategies and how companies can achieve a return on capital.

  • Will the M&A trend continue in 2016?

    2015 was a record year for mergers and acquisitions. Howard Goldring, managing director at Delmore Asset Management, discusses whether that trend will continue next year.

  • "In particular, in almost all cases, banks voluntarily provided liquidity where they were not committed to, ultimately leading in most cases to absorption of all the vehicles or bringing their assets onto the bank's balance sheet," the Basel committee said. The Basel committee said its proposals focused on how to identify and measure "step-in" risk.