Date
21 October 2018

Mark Roe

The writer is a professor at Harvard Law School.
  • Studies conducted by IMF staff and others in the wake of the financial crisis have concluded that banks need much more loss-absorbing equity. Photo: Bloomberg.

    Is the financial sector safe enough yet?

    - Apr 18, 2018 11:58am
    A decade after the global financial crisis, policymakers worldwide are still assessing how best to prevent bank failures from tanking the economy again. Two recent publications – one from the US Department of the Treasury, and...
  • China lacks the naval strength to confront the US in the Pacific but the situation be about to change. Photo: Internet

    How economic engagement can curb China military ambitions

    - May 18, 2015 10:12am
    China has begun to stretch its economic and military muscles in recent years. In the South China Sea, it has built a series of quasi-military bases on the tiny Spratly Islands and deployed warships to defend...
  • Citigroup is leading the latest effort to convince the US Congress to repeal a key provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform act. Photo: Businessweek

    Too big to fail? Why banks need watching

    - Mar 19, 2015 12:02pm
    Headlines about banks’ risks to the financial system continue to dominate financial news. Bank of America performed poorly on the Federal Reserve’s financial stress tests and regulators criticized Goldman Sachs’ and JPMorgan Chase’s financing plans, leading...
  • French financial services company BNP Paribas must pay US$8.9 billion to the US authorities for violating American sanctions against Cuba, Iran, and Sudan. Photo: Bloomberg

    Yes, the US is picking on BNP Paribas. Here’s why

    - Jul 16, 2014 8:30am
    To Europeans with whom I speak, the US$8.9 billion fine imposed on the French financial services company BNP Paribas for violating American sanctions against Cuba, Iran, and Sudan seems excessive. Yes, BNP did something seriously wrong....

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