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
After an EU referendum campaign replete with racism and fear, we examine the British media's impact on the result.
Media, Brexit consequences, United Kingdom
We challenge Malaysia's former prime minister, and also debate Ethiopia's treatment of the Oromo people.
A small organisation is tackling a deadly epidemic of chronic disease among El Salvador's sugarcane workers.
Health, El Salvador, Gang violence
Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on documenting Indonesia's killings of 1965 through the eyes of perpetrators and victims.
Indonesia, Crimes against humanity, Genocide