Articles and opinions by Tanya Angerer
"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.
At odds with Dodd-Frank
In a matter of weeks US President Donald Trump’s administration will lay bare how they wish to regulate banks and markets. After months of scathing remarks about the Dodd-Frank Act, any clarity on exactly how Trump wishes to overhaul the system is welcomed by both detractors and supporters. But how much change should be expected?
Hard and fast rules
With more than 70% of Southeast Asia being unbanked, fintech possesses tremendous potential to widen financial inclusion and spur economies. Advances in the industry mean more people and companies have the ability to save, borrow and transact. Yet with such a wide and sensitive remit, regulations need to keep pace with the constant innovation.
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.