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
"Aleppo will be the shame of our generation" - French intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy on failure to intervene in Syria.
Syria's Civil War, Libya, Middle East
Investigating an apparent culture of impunity that allows some in Mexican law enforcement to detain and kill at will.
Human Rights, Mexico, Gun violence
The dramatic story of the Crusades seen through Arab eyes.
101 East examines why domestic violence touches so many Australian women and asks what is being done to turn the tide.
Human Rights, Australia, Women