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China’s ‘bad banks’ back in the spotlight

Worsening bad loan ratios recall the 1990s; the institutions set up to deal with non-performing loans then are expected to again play a crucial role Asia homepage

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China widens bad banks’ asset options

Move targeted at strengthening banks’ capacity to handle non-performing loans as slowing economy puts country’s financial system comes under pressure Asia homepage

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Chinese banks’ bad loans hint at trouble

For some Chinese banks in the third quarter, what was recorded as loan impairments may in fact have been their preparation for a bumpier road ahead Asia homepage

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European banks’ bill for misconduct mounts

European banks faced another day of reckoning when they were forced to pay fines and make legal provisions running into billions of dollars Asia homepage

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Banks’ influence on raw materials probed

US lawmakers and regulators concerned about the blurring of finance and commerce as Senate subcommittee set to hear testimony this week Financial Times – Asia homepage

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Rate rises to spur banks’ capital losses

Interest rate increases are erasing paper gains made by US banks, amid concern about the ‘tapering’ of the central bank’s bond-buying programme Financial Times – Asia homepage

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US banks’ corporate loans spark risk fears

Industry warns some lenders are dramatically cutting the terms and interest rates at which they offer business loans as they seek to boost profits Financial Times – Asia homepage

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Basel eyes set periods for banks’ risk models

Rule could set limit on time used for value at risk calculations which would force some lenders to increase sharply the amount of capital they hold against trading assets Financial Times – Asia homepage

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Fears over US banks’ mortgage dominance

Bill Dudley, president of the New York Fed, points to ‘concentration of mortgage origination volumes at a few key financial institutions’ Financial Times – Asia homepage

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Banks’ M&A earnings drop to Lehman low

Despite the proposed tie-up of Glencore and Xstrata, global M&A values were down 18.5% for the first three quarters against the same period last year Financial Times – Asia homepage

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