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Bank Regulators Detail New Liquidity Standard for SIFIs

Central Banker , Issue Winter

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The sovereign debt crisis: a modern Greek tragedy

Two ?Dialogue with the Fed? public events?one in English and one in Spanish?explored the reasons behind Europe?s sovereign debt crisis and what the implications may be for the United States.
Central Banker , Issue Summer

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Troubled Debt Restructuring Supervisory Guidance Updated

Central Banker , Issue Winter

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Central view: on the \\"too big to fail\\" debate: implications of the Dodd-Frank Act

It is common knowledge that the banking industry has become increasingly consolidated over the past 25 years. In 1990, prior to a number of banking law changes, the nation housed around 12,500 charters. Today, there are roughly 6,000 charters, with consolidated assets of the top 10 U.S. banking firms representing approximately 64 percent of U.S. banking assets. Without question, operations of these large firms magnified the financial crisis, emphasizing their systemic importance. The resulting landmark legislation?the Dodd-Frank Act?is intended to reduce systemic risk and, ultimately, end ...
Central Banker , Issue Summer

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The global battle over central bank independence

Central Banker , Issue Spring

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District banks’ profits are up, asset quality is not

Bank earnings rose dramatically in the Eighth District and U.S. peer institutions in the first quarter of 2011, primarily because of a sharp drop in funds set aside to cover future loan losses.
Central Banker , Issue Summer

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Recent accounting standard update clarifies and adds guidance to troubled debt restructurings

Although some believe the changes could lead to more loans reported as troubled debt restructurings, the update?s purpose is to explain and expand on previous guidance.
Central Banker , Issue Fall

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What’s not working this time around? third dialogue examines why unemployment remains high

Central Banker , Issue Win

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Community bank lending during the financial crisis

The total volume of loans held by community banks peaked in 2008 and dropped during the financial crisis and Great Recession. Total loans bottomed out in 2011 and, as of December 2012, have only recovered to a level roughly 10 percent below their 2008 peak. During this period, both demand and supply factors undoubtedly played roles in the change in bank lending.
Central Banker , Issue Spring

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In-depth: can FASB get loan loss accounting just right?

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently released a proposal that would change the way financial institutions set aside funds to cover losses on loans, debt securities and other assets. Under current accounting rules, the allowance for loan and lease losses is based on incurred losses; the new model, if adopted, would require the allowance to be established for losses expected over the life of the loan based on current and future economic conditions, historical losses, and other factors.
Central Banker , Issue Spring

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