In financial markets, efficiency can fuel instability - and serve the interests of intermediaries rather than clients.
02 Mar 2012 15:50 GMT | Business & Economy, US & Canada, France, United States
David Cameron's veto may mean that the UK might have to shuffle towards the EU exit.
21 Dec 2011 06:09 GMT
Banks need more capital in case of future financial crises, but financiers say this would slow economic growth.
24 Oct 2011 12:08 GMT | Business & Economy, US & Canada, United Kingdom, United States
Without a strong commitment to the integrity of the eurozone, more European banks will likely fail.
Howard Davies | 21 Aug 2011 10:10 GMT | Business & Economy, US & Canada, Finland, France, Germany
The Chinese financial system's evolution in recent years has been extraordinary.
Howard Davies | 26 Jun 2011 12:08 GMT | Business & Economy, US & Canada, China, United Kingdom, United States
Reforms suggested by the UK Independent Commission on Banking calls for limits on "too big to fail" banks.
Howard Davies | 21 Apr 2011 10:48 GMT | Business & Economy, US & Canada, United Kingdom, United States
As OPEC agrees on the first production cut in eight years, we examine the impact on global oil prices.
Business & Economy, Oil Price
Riad Hijab, chief coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee, discusses the prospects for diplomatic deal in Syria.
Syria's Civil War, Middle East, Bashar al-Assad
Inside the people-smuggling rings specialising in getting refugees into Europe.
Refugees, Middle East, Syria's Civil War
Al Jazeera investigates the shocking truth behind a deadly Israeli attack on a US naval vessel.
Israel, Politics, United States