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Trump administration calls for scaling back post-crisis financial regulations

By Damian Paletta   The Treasury Department on Monday called for scrapping or softening some of the rules for banks and other financial firms put in place after the 2008 financial crisis.   In a nearly 150-page report, Treasury recommends more than 100 changes to financial rules, some of which could have a major impact on the... More

Trump Eyes Breakup of Big Banks While Wooing Their Smaller Rivals

President Donald Trump's latest comments on breaking up the biggest banks came as White House officials met with more than 100 community bankers, among the fiercest advocates of dismantling global financial firms with multiple business lines. "There are some people that want to go back to the old system," the president... More

As the US Retreats, China Is Taking the Lead on Green Energy

According to Professor of Global Development Policy and co-director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative at Boston University, Dr. Kevin P. Gallagher, China provides close to triple the average annual energy lending of the World Bank and all the Western-backed multi-lateral development banks combined. "In terms of China’s bottom line, there is... More

FPA Minorities in Business

Conference on April 26, 2017 Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy, The Financial Planners Association of Boston University and Boston University Taiwanese American Student Association invite you to Minorities in Business Conference! SPEAKERS Arden Cho - Professional Actress, Singer, and Songwriter featured of MTV's Teen Wolf Gerald Loftin JD, CFP®, AIF® - More

Mexico’s Revenge

The Atlantic quoting Professor of Global Development Policy and co-director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative at Boston University, Dr. Kevin P. Gallagher on his opinion about Trump and Mexico. "Mexico is realizing that it has been overexposed to the U.S., and it’s now trying to hedge its bets" - Kevin Gallagher Read more here

Libor Traders Acquitted in London Court (audio)

Cornelius Hurley, a professor at Boston University Law School and director of Boston University’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy discusses why a London Jury acquitted two former Barclays traders of manipulating Libor from 2005 to 2007 in Bloomberg. Listen to the conversation here

China dominates energy infrastructure finance as US pulls back

Financial Times quoting Professor of Global Development Policy andand co-director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative at Boston University, Dr. Kevin P. Gallagher on his opinion about China's energy infrastructure! "China is . . . exporting its model of infrastructure-led development abroad to those countries that are demanding energy and infrastructure but can’t get the financing from... More

BankThink Trump’s ‘core’ regulatory principles warrant more scrutiny

Professor Cornelius Hurley talks about Trump's executive order on 'core' regulatory principles in American Banker! Unlike the response to his executive order on immigration, thousands of citizens did not hit the streets to protest President Trump’s executive order on “core principles” for regulating the financial system. No clever signs, no calls to... More

China Steps Into the Latin American Void Trump Has Left Behind

Professor of global development policy at Boston University, Dr. Kevin P. Gallagher talks about the way China sees Latin America as a “land of vitality and hope,'' while Trump rips up trade deals in Foreign Policy.  Read more here.