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A new breed of banker?

 ‘Difficult but talented’ replaced by ‘Pedestrian but hard-working’.

A slew of regulatory reforms have made banks much safer places – Dodd-Frank in the US, and the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifids 1 and 2, as they are affectionately known) – have made it harder for banks to market and sell risky securities to ‘unsophisticated’ investors, and regularised professional trading standards to combat volatility. 477 more words


Report Must Force Us to Question the Very Notion of Taxation

By Patrick Brogan

A recent report found that Ireland was the 6th in a list of the World’s Worst Tax Havens. Given that most of the international headlines about Ireland this year focused on the… 713 more words

Current Affairs

... So , What does Greece do Now ? [#economy][#euro]...

.. well , to be honest , they did not belong in the euro in the first place . Their finances were never in good enough condition to meet what are called the ” Maastrict Criteria ” for entering the Eurozone .. 166 more words

Personal Opinion

Obama Officials Work Against Time to Wrap Banking Rules

U.S. officials are striving to put finishing touches on a slew of banking rules before President Barack Obama leaves office and hands regulatory power to Donald Trump who has vowed to rewrite the existing financial rule book. 558 more words


Merger of Associate Banks with SBI


The five banks set to merge with SBI are State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Travancore,State Bank of Mysore… 808 more words

Payments banks aren’t looking that lucrative anymore

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Three firms—Tech Mahindra; Sun Pharma promoter Dilip Shanghvi and his partners IDFC Bank Ltd and Telenor Financial Services; and Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Co- have withdrawn their applications to start payment banks. 615 more words