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    U.S. Banks Would Look Scarier If They Were European Banks

    This Bloomberg article about accounting differences between the US and Europe for derivative-y things comes down pretty squarely on the side of Europe, which is to be expected: European (well, IFRS) standards tend to gross up the size of bank balance sheets, compared to US GAAP standards. Grossing up bank balance sheets makes for bigger […]

    / Feb 20, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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    Will Paulson’s Proposal Revitalize Subprime Lending?

    It’s often said that regulators are always solving the last problem while the next one creeps up on the markets unaware. That notion was certainly tempting yesterday as everyone who’s anyone in market regulation gathered at that conference near Washington, DC. But we couldn’t help thinking that despite speeches from the Fed’s Ben Bernanke, Treasury’s […]

    / Jul 9, 2008 at 10:15 AM

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