January 2012 Noteworthy News

January 2012 Noteworthy News

It is becoming prohibitively expensive for the lenders, who rely on cheap short-term financing to fund a part of their balance sheet, to fund for more than 3-5 years, hence, traditional banking, which supports the wider corporate client, is facing further shrinkage  in the corporate banking world. Businesses and motorists are bracing themselves after the [...]
October 2010 Noteworthy News

October 2010 Noteworthy News

Basel s brushing  around  as, after the Banking Supervision Committee said it will require lenders to have common equity capital to at least 4.5% of assets and will introduce a 2.5% buffer, the news was generally one of acceptance.  There are now mumblings of it being too excessive and debate will continue. Accountancy Counts  according [...]
Ethical Money: Transparent Oxymoron or an Elephant in the Room?

Ethical Money: Transparent Oxymoron or an Elephant in the Room?

All things, or at least many things, eco and ethical, were mused upon during a conversation following the news of the grounding of a ship on the Great Barrier Reef. Giving out a quick remark to such a disaster is restrictive as both ethics and ecology are challenging, huge subjects. There is the temptation for [...]