China liquidity crisis: a welcome stress test?

Whether there is a serious liquidity shortage in the Chinese banking sector or just poor liquidity management is missing the broader point: recent outflows provide a necessary stress test for the People's Bank of China (PBoC) to assess the appetite for capital account liberalization, say analysts.

Cyprus: special focus

From the disastrous initial bailout proposal to predictions of more debt restructuring, Cyprus might not just be synonymous with beach holidays for some time to come.

LCR: special focus

The liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) is global regulators' ground-breaking benchmark to encourage banks to build-up large quantities of high-quality assets.