Shadow banking has helped fuel continued Chinese economic growth. But it could come back to bite if not brought into line.
Beijing needs to learn to let go of untameable markets and allow the sector into the 21st century.
Global regulators are requiring banks to hold more capital, so how high should Australia aim?
Backed into a corner as the banks reached the brink, the Greek prime minister may have fashioned some sort of success, and the prospect of something approaching debt relief a little down the line.
The misguided belief that banks create money out of nothing has generated public anger with organisations and individuals calling for an overhaul of the system and an end to money creation by banks.
A continent in shock; a country on the brink; and a model for punitive debt negotiations that serves no one but the banks.
As the African Development Bank Group changes leadership, Africa's multilateral financier must chart a new course, including raising the contribution and voice of Africans in the institution.
Devices we keep in our pockets can now do most of the functions once the dominion of the automated teller machine – or banker – but it may be premature to pronounce the end of the ATM.
Taking ultimate responsibility for your company's actions hasn't been a popular choice for bosses, but Jain and Fitscher have now set a strong example.
Ultimately, RBS is better off out of government hands and the decision to sell is the best option available.
Is the business models which large banks have relied upon for the last three decades dead?
HSBC: Instead of threatening governments try becoming a model bank.
The stricken bank offered a chance to remodel how we think about banking in Britain. Instead it should now provide a focus for ant-austerity protests.
The culture of foreign exchange market has changed significantly, but problems persist with the market that make it susceptible to further transgressions.
Increased regulation is doing little to stem the tide of bank scandals, with fines racking up. It's time more bankers were held to account.
With rates on the way down the problem of runaway property investing has been left to the regulator APRA. But regulators should not be used as agents of short-term government policy.
Major banks including the ANZ, NAB, the CBA and Macquarie have faced a public humbling, but professed contrition must become real action.
The creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a blow against US influence in global financial markets.
Behind all the hand-wringing over financial executive pay is a desire to moderate risk-taking. Financial markets may already have the answer to hand.
The New Economics Foundation's proposal to break up RBS might seem radical, but it would make a world of difference to banking.