Category Archives: Banking

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The European Banking Union Negotiations – Supervision

The banking union is a particularly important item in the long term reform agenda of the EU/Euro-Zone, and one that has often been neglected. In a crisis that is characterised by the linkages between public finances and the banking sectors, … Continue reading

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Euro-Zone Banking Union: Coverage and Pace of Implementation

This post considers the present debate about the coverage of the Banking Union to be created in the Euro-Zone as well as the pace of its implementation. This coverage is contentious because it affects many established interests while attempting to … Continue reading

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On Banking Unions – Concepts, their Status, Proposals & Examples

The point of this post is to summarise existing information about banking unions. This is a very vague term that incorporates several concepts. Therefore clarifying this seems quite timely, in light of ongoing discussions. This is briefly described in the … Continue reading

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ECB Market Intervention: Covered Bond Purchasing Programme (CBPP)

Having looked at the tools available to the ECB, at its balance sheet, and at the transmission of monetary policy into the interbank lending market.after considering financial market failures due to Fractional Reserve Banking, overlending and VaR, I would like … Continue reading

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ECB: Monetary Policy Transmission – Interest Rate Channel System, Reserves & the Interbanking Market

Having looked at the tools available to the ECB and at its balance sheet, after considering financial market failures due to Fractional Reserve Banking, overlending and VaR, I would like to turn my attention to the actual operation of monetary … Continue reading

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Leverage and Balance Sheet Management: Reserve Ratios and VaR

Having previously considered how banks intermediate between investors and their investments, FRB and bank runs, and having shown that overlending is likely to be an equilibrium result of the financial market, I now turn my attention to how banks, among … Continue reading

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