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Financial Reform


  • Why the EU Banking Union Needs Flexibility   Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    Why the EU Banking Union Needs Flexibility

    Anders Borg, Sweden minister of finance, argues that the current plan for a European banking union is too rigid, and would increase banks' financing costs.

  • Taiwan: The Tiger That's Lost its Teeth   Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | 9:37 PM ET
    Taiwan: The Tiger That's Lost its Teeth

    Richard Vuylsteke, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, discusses the protectionist environment in Taiwan and how the country can make itself more investment-friendly.

  • What the G8 Has Achieved   Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    What the G8 Has Achieved

    Alexander Mirtchev, board director at Atlantic Council, reviews the G8 meeting, its policy implications and what the main issues discussed were.

  • Deutsche Bank 'Horribly Undercapitalized': Regulator Saturday, 15 Jun 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Deutsche Bank AG's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    A top U.S. banking regulator called Deutsche Bank's capital levels "horrible" and said it is the worst on a list of global banks based on one measurement of leverage ratios.

  • Overweight Japan Equities Despite Volatility   Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:16 PM ET
    Enthusiastically Overweight On Japan Equities: Pro

    Michael Kurtz, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Nomura sees the Nikkei 225 hitting 16,000 by the end of 2013 and highlights possible sectors that have yet to reap the benefits of 'Abenomics'.

  • Robert Zoellick: Japan Growth Is a 'Sugar High'   Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 7:20 PM ET
    Robert Zoellick: Japanese Growth is a 'Sugar High'

    Robert Zoellick, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics explains why he thinks Japan needs to invest heavily in structural reforms.

  • China's Urbanization Plan Key to Growth: Pro   Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 9:35 PM ET
    China's Urbanization Plan Key to Growth: Pro

    Helen Zhu, Chief China Equity Strategist at Goldman Sachs, says although China's reform agenda remains unclear, Li Keqiang's urbanization plan will be the key driver of economic growth for the next 5 to 10 years.

  • Lack of Judgement to Blame for Crisis: CTSC Chair   Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    We Must 'Exercise Judgement': CTSC Chair

    Lord John McFall, former labour minister and chair of the Commons Treasury Select Committee, says the "financial architecture" is not to blame for the crisis but the lack of "engagement" and "judgment" by individuals is.

  • Why Japan Labor Market Needs Reform   Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Why Japan Labor Market Needs Reform

    Richard Gibbs, global head of economic research and chief economist at Macquarie Bank, says the Japanese government needs to encourage capital spending and reform its labor market and taxes.

  • Grubman: SEC Targeted Me and Other Top Analysts Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:29 PM ET
    Jack Grubman

    "Lightning doesn't strike the short trees," former analyst Jack Grubman tells CNBC in his first TV interview since his settlement with the SEC in 2003.

  • Bonus Limits Won't Reduce Competitiveness: Schulz   Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:51 AM ET
    Bonus Limits Won't Reduce Competitiveness: Schulz

    Martin Schulz, president of the European parliament, rejects the idea that implementing tougher bonus limits will reduce European banks' competitiveness.

  • Cyprus Fin Min: We've Done All That Was Asked   Monday, 13 May 2013 | 3:40 AM ET
    Cyprus Fin Min: We've Done All That Was Asked

    Harris Georgiades, Cyprus finance minister, comments on Cypriot reforms, discussions with Russia, capital controls and why he expects the first installment of the bailout shortly.

  • What's Next for Europe?   Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 7:40 PM ET
    What's Next For Europe?

    Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at INSEAD says a lot of the political debates in Europe have gone away little by little. He says it is time to find ways to bring growth back to Europe's economy.

  • EU Regulations Could Hurt Financial Sector: Pro   Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    EU Regulations Could Hurt Financial Sector: Pro

    Richard Ward, CEO of Lloyd's, highlights that the European Union is very important to the U.K's financial sector but that some of its planned regulations could hurt.

  • How to Reform US Mortgage Lending   Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 5:30 AM ET
    How to Reform US Mortgage Lending

    Edward Pinto, resident fellow at American Entreprise Institute, discusses how the U.S. mortgage lending business should be reformed following strong profits from Fannie Mae.

  • Regulating Financial Systems   Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 6:35 PM ET
    Regulating Financial Systems

    Greg Medcraft, Chairman of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, explains why the issue for financial systems is not about more regulation, but about appropriate regulation.

  • The Difficulties of Regulating Derivatives Markets

    Robert Pickel, CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, delves into the complexities of setting global standards for the derivatives market.

  • Skepticism Rife Over Japanese Reform   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:05 PM ET
    Skepticism Rife Over Japanese Reform

    Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, tells CNBC that many Japanese business leaders remain skeptical over prime minister Abe's motives for reform.

  • Want to Be a Banker? Pass Integrity Test First Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 2:35 AM ET

    Thousands of U.K. financial sector workers risk being frozen out of the industry unless they pass mandatory tests measuring their personal ethics and integrity.

  • China Financials Still a Slow Boat for Reforms Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 9:12 PM ET

    China's financial reform campaign has indeed chalked up considerable victories, but it appears more time will be needed before additional and necessary reform measures take root. The Caixin reports.