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
The poignant stories of Palestinian prisoners in Israel and the effects of imprisonment on them and their families.
Israel, Palestine, Human Rights
We analyse how populist far-right movements are challenging the promise of an integrated union.
A group of exonerated death row survivors called the 'Resurrection Club' fights to abolish the death penalty in the US.
Human Rights, Politics, US & Canada
We tell the story of Mouawiya Syasneh, the boy whose anti-Assad graffiti lit the spark that engulfed Syria.
War & Conflict, Syria's Civil War