US president Donald Trump: If so many swear by “their” president, at all costs, then country cannot be the highest loyalty. Photograph: Joshua Lott/AFP

The world is now three years into the vaunted revival of the nation state. As you can see, citizens are setting aside their differences and embracing (...)

Sharon Donnery is the first female deputy governor at the Central Bank of Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The European Central Bank (ECB) has narrowed the field of contenders to become its next head of banking supervision. Sharon Donnery, deputy governor (...)

European stocks fell as turbulence in oil markets undermined risk appetite

European stocks fell as turbulence in oil markets, and the prospect of tough talks at a meeting of G7 leaders met in Italy, undermined risk appetite. (...)

Deutsche Bank said its share sale would boost its common-equity Tier 1 ratio to 14.1 per cent. Photograph:  Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

Deutsche Bank AG will offer €8 billion of stock, sell part of its asset-management business and named two deputies to chief executive John Cryan as Ge(...)

European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis said the proposed new rules could ‘weigh unduly’ on the European economy. Photograph: Reuters

Global banking regulators need to make sweeping changes to proposed new rules on measuring asset risk to protect European Union banks against a spike (...)

Irish banks including AIB are selling down their Irish government debt holdings ahead of potential EU regulations. (Photograph: Paul McErlane/Reuters)

Irish banks are selling off their holdings of Irish government bonds ahead of potential European-wide regulations which could put limits on how much (...)

Banking behemoths led by HSBC and JPMorgan Chase now know the cost they’ll have to shoulder so the global financial system doesn’t have another Lehman moment. (Photograph: Jeremy Bales/Bloomberg)

Banking behemoths led by HSBC and JPMorgan Chase now know the cost they’ll have to shoulder so the global financial system doesn’t have another Lehma(...)

The European Union is working on reforms of asset-backed securities to try to revive the market so it can contribute to funding for businesses that in Europe largely rely on banks for money

Global regulators may ease restrictions on asset-backed or pooled-debt in a policy shift that banks and European policymakers say is needed if financi(...)

The exception: JPMorgan would have a current $12.5 billion capital shortfall as a result of the rules. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

The eight leading American banks will hold extra capital buffers totalling $200 billion under new Federal Reserve rules aimed at preventing a major fi(...)

Bankers say the rise in the value of the Swiss franc in January reflected a drying up of liquidity due to restrictions on  trading activities

The world’s biggest banks are seeking to play on regulators’ fear of another “flash crash” in debt markets to lobby against new risk-calculation model(...)

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