Report suggests US Fed mulls stricter regulations for midsize banks post-SVB bankruptcy.

In response to the failure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the US Federal Reserve Board (FRB) tightened capital and liquidity requirements for medium-sized banks and strengthened annual bank stress tests (prudential examination). We are considering measures for The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported, citing an anonymous person familiar with the matter. Plans under consideration could […]

2-Year U.S. Treasury yields drop sharply since Volcker era after bank failures

The volatility in short-term U.S. short-term interest rates on Thursday was unlike anything seen in the past 40 years, including during the 2008 financial crisis and the 9/11 attacks. Two-year U.S. Treasury yields fell about 61 basis points (bp, 1 bp = 0.01%) on the day. It was the biggest one-day decline since the early […]

Ukraine: Xi, Zelensky to meet, Russian arms exports down

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Ukrainian President Zelensky meet via video for first time since Russian invasionIt’s a plan. The Wall Street Journal reported that Xi is expected to visit Moscow next week and talks with Zelensky will probably come later. China and Russia have yet to formally confirm Mr Xi’s visit to Russia, but […]

[Column]Revival of the Fed’s reversal scenario due to bank failures – Authors

The world financial system is in turmoil. The US Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has gone bankrupt. Washington Mutual was forced to file for bankruptcy in the wake of the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, making it the largest failure of a U.S. financial institution since then. New York’s Signature Bank was also forced to shut […]