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“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”

May 2010

Conversation with Yves Mersch, Governor, Banque centrale du Luxembourg on the EU’s role in the Greek crisis – on Luxembourg as a financial centre – coping with the crisis – balancing supervisory duties between the central bank and the banking regulator


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”

May 2010

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Yves Mersch, Governor, Banque centrale du Luxembourg on the EU’s role in the Greek crisis – on what went wrong in the EU monetary policy leading to the Greek crisis – creating crisis resolution regimes


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”

May 2010

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Yves Mersch, Governor, Banque centrale du Luxembourg on the EU’s role in the Greek crisis – keeping Luxembourg competitive as an international financial centre – views on a proposed bank tax – barriers for entry for new financial centres in Asia


“Bangladesh is now investment grade”


“Bangladesh is now investment grade”

May 2010

Conversation with K. Mahmood Sattar managing director & CEO at City Bank, Bangladesh- on the country getting its first sovereign rating– on the perception of the country – dependence on international aid –the resurgence of banking in Bangladesh– banks exploring rural markets


“The HKEx never lowered standards to attract IPOs”


“The HKEx never lowered standards to attract IPOs”

May 2010

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Paul Chow, HKEx chief executive 2003-2009 on not lowering listing standards to attract IPOs – on Moving to a virtual world of exchanges– the importance of home markets – on the emerging best practices of Hong Kong exchanges


“The HKEx never lowered standards to attract IPOs”


“The HKEx never lowered standards to attract IPOs”

May 2010

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Paul Chow, HKEx chief executive 2003-2009 on not lowering listing standards to attract IPOs– On ties with China – maintaining the quality of listings – creating a community of due diligence players in Hong Kong– the prospect of relaxing restrictions on exchanges


“The HKEx never lowered standards to attract IPOs”


“The HKEx never lowered standards to attract IPOs”

May 2010

Conversation with Paul Chow, Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Chief Executive, 2003-2010 on not lowering listing standards to attract IPOs – tackling the issue of a large number of small brokers in Hong Kong – international broker participation- alternative exchanges and dark pools in Hong Kong


“CBRC concerned over loopholes in the Basel II framework”


“CBRC concerned over loopholes in the Basel II framework”

May 2010

(Part 2 of 2) Conversation with Han Mingzhi, Director General, International Department at the CBRC on concerns over the Basel II framework –prospects of a cyclical crisis in China – the risks of over-expansion- on monitoring Chinese banks’ overseas business – bilateralism with other countries – the risk of the Chinese economy overheating due to over-expansion of banks