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"I’m not going to anticipate an impact from the Trump administration, as they are incoherent"
Barney Frank, an ex-congressman of the United States, key architect and part-namesake of the Dodd-Frank Act, speaks to The Asian Banker about US President Trump’s attempts to change the bill, which he described as a “disaster”. In February, Trump signed an executive order to review the mammoth regulatory system put in place after the 2008 financial crisis with the US Treasury Secretary expected to report his findings in June.
Blockchain - Moving from hype to reality
Investments and interest in distributed ledger technology have been rising rapidly as new use cases emerge to harness its potential. The technology is nonetheless still at an early stage with many hurdles to cross, possibly five to seven years away from mainstream adoption.
Basel capital showdown pits US against Europe
Basel regulators are trying to finalise changes on how to calculate banks’ risky assets. But US and Europe are at loggerheads about what these should look like. After postponing a decision in January, and failing to reach a conclusion in early March, a compromise is proving to be tricky.
Interview: “Now is the best time to hire good talent”
Takeshi Ohashi, general manager and head of Mizuho Bank’s global transaction banking business shares his views on the challenges of expanding its international operations in the midst of the current economic and trade slowdown.
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