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These included the main entrance to the institute as well as the office of the institute director.light touch regulation?which is based on disclosure rather than control In retrospectit is unsurprising that the collapse of this firewall led to the buildup of systemic risk in the financial system that boiled over with the run on Lehman Brothersa systemically importantlarge investment bank The trigger for the crisis this time around was the shadowy investmentrather than depositaryarm of various banks Fire-sales of assets led to prices spiralling downward Shadow banks did not access a stable deposit base for fundingbut volatile short-term capital This became difficult to roll over as credit markets froze Shadow banks are not cushioned by the liquidity buffers of deposit insurance and central bank discount windowswhich can prevent a liquidity problem from escalating into a full blown bank run By seeking to limit proprietary trading (on the banks own account) unrelated to customer needs and limiting the ownership or sponsorship of hedge/ private equity funds to 3 per cent of Tier I capitalthe Volcker Rule restricts the risky business activities of depository banks This backtracking on universal banking is a major landmark in ongoing regulatory reform While the three models (VolckerVickers and Liikanen) will have to stand the test of another crisis to prove their efficacylingering concerns are already evident The big question is whether the loss due to the passing on of the costs of regulatory restructuring and the shrinkage of assets to borrowers is commensurate with the gains in financial stability Firstwhile Glass-Steagall prohibited an entity from undertaking both commercial and investment bankingthe Volcker rule merely prohibits an entity that accepts public deposits from undertaking certain types of trades Even as it prohibits proprietary tradingit allows hedging and market making In practiceit is difficult for the regulator to distinguish between trades entered into for profit or for hedgingas financial innovation blurs such boundaries The derivatives losses of JP Morgan caused recently by the London Whale highlighted this difficulty Its CEOJamie Dimonmaintained before the US Congress that the trade was a hedge for its overall exposure Would this trade have been disallowed under the Volcker rule It is difficult to determine Secondthe separation of banking from trading activities does not make commercial banking less immune to risky lending practices The heart of banking lies in risk takingand the biggest risk is credit risk Every banker who buys risk into his balance sheet by extending a loan is within his right to seek options to mitigate the risk Securitisation and derivatives are tools to do this The problem lies not so much in these tools of risk mitigation as in credit assessment If the underlying pool of mortgages were healthy cash flows secured through expected stable labour incomes rather than through speculative positions on volatile asset prices sub-prime defaults may have been containedinstead of boiling over on account of changes in monetary policy and the reversal in housing prices Lax credit assessment and distorted compensation practices added fuel to the fire Thirdwould Glass-Steagall have prevented the financial meltdown of 2008 Institutions like Bear StearnsAIGMerrill LynchGoldman Sachs and Lehman Brotherswhich all ran into troublewere systemically important but not commercial banks Deposit-taking commercial banks also had to be bailed out because of their holdings of the same illiquid securities through off-balance sheet investment vehicles Investment in these securities was not restricted under Glass-Steagall To the extent that the Dodd Frank Act empowers the Financial Stability Oversight Council to declare any financial institution including investment bankshedge fundsetc systemically important and bring it within the regulatory perimeterit does address the problem of unregulated too big to fail institutions The problem is whether the Volcker Ruleand even Basel IIIadequately firewalls depositary institutions against risks arising from shadow banking Lastlythe constructive ambiguities of the Volcker Rule constitute a legal minefield Its an 882-page behemothappended to the gargantuan Dodd Frank Actitself 828-pages longto be implemented by five separate agencies Compare this to the 37-page elegance of the Glass-Steagall Act In the legal battles that shall ensuepitting regulators against Wall Street firmsthere is little doubt who will have the highest-paid lawyers and psychiatrists to prove intent on their side Sheel is secretaryPrime Ministers Economic Advisory Council Ganguly is an independent researcher Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Updated: July 13 2017 6:02 pm Ranveer Singh will miss his beard which he chopped off recently Related News Are you sad about Ranveer Singh losing his prominent moustache and thick beard which he sported for his role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati Well the actor who is known for experimenting with his looks is also sad after parting with his facial hair In fact he took to his Instagram account to post a comical picture and captioned it “I miss you (Beard)” When Ranveer went live on Instagram we saw him hyperventilating about his new looks But lesser did we know that he will be missing it so much so that we will see him frowning And since after watching the live video yesterday where Ranveer revealed that Deepika Padukone was extremely happy when the moustache was gone after Bajirao Mastani we wonder if she is secretly having that devilish smile after this particular change After he chopped off his beard Ranveer posted a collage on his social media accounts where we see the before and after of the ‘mundan’ (shedding hair) He even captioned the image “Before Mundan – After Mundan” In the image where he has got the beard he is all smiles but the one without the beard has him furrowing his brow The actor who has reinvented his looks with each movie had to part with his beard since he has to begin filming for the younger Alauddin Khijli his character in Padmavati He is done shooting for the older version of the character Ranveer and Deepika are coming together for the third time with ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and we are expecting nothing less than a blockbuster from this trio which has already given us great cinematic experience in Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Published: September 20 2017 10:25 pm India had it easy against Uzbekistan in the singles on Friday and the doubles on Saturday (Source: PTI) Top News Top seeded India today got a bye in the first round of next year’s Davis Cup in the Asia/Oceania group I as draw was made for the competition dubbed as World Cup of tennis India had lost to hosts Canada 2-3 in the World Group play-offs in Edmonton to get back to Asian zone Featuring in the top half of the draw China will hosts New Zealand in their first round and India will take on the winner of the February 2-4 tie in the second round It will be an away tie for India since they have already hosted China (March 2005 in New Delhi) and New Zealand (February 2017 in Pune) The second round will be held from April 6-8 India have made four attempts in a row to make to the elite-16-nation World Group but could not cross the hurdle India lost to Serbia (2014) Czech Republic (2015) and Spain (2016) before losing to Canada this year In the bottom half of the draw Pakistan have been drawn against Korea while second seed Uzbekistan have got a bye For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Published: March 23 2015 12:51 am The Chinese have often said expanded bilateral cooperation across the board will set the stage for addressing the intractable territorial problem left over by history Related News The first round of boundary talks with China under the Narendra Modi government taking place this week is an opportunity for New Delhi to explore the territorial compromises necessary to resolve the longstanding dispute With strong leaders at the helm in Delhi and Beijing there are rising expectations that the two special representatives — Ajit Doval and Yang Jiechi — will be able to find an early breakthrough on the boundary dispute By their very nature territorial compromises are not easy despite the strong political will in Delhi and Beijing Even the simplest of solutions to the boundary dispute — turning the status quo into a legitimate border — involves a notional exchange of territories and changing the way the two countries have long drawn their maps Given the difficulties of finding a final settlement the two sides have focused in the last few rounds on ensuring peace and tranquility on the border Repeated incursions by both sides across the claimed boundary line have raised tensions on the border in recent years and cast a political shadow over bilateral ties Further the lack of agreement on where the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is has complicated the effective implementation of many confidence-building measures for border stability that the two sides had negotiated in recent years So the clarification of the LAC has become an immediate political need for both countries Both these approaches — maintaining a peaceful border and clarifying the LAC — look beneath the boundary dispute by disaggregating the problem But the greatest opportunity for the two governments today lies in looking beyond the boundary dispute and altering the broader context in which it plays out The Chinese have often said expanded bilateral cooperation across the board will set the stage over the longer term for addressing the intractable territorial problem left over by history That long term might be too far down the road for India’s political comfort A more productive approach would be to focus on promoting cooperation across the shared but disputed frontiers This cooperation must necessarily be pursued in tandem with efforts to maintain peace on the border and purposeful negotiations to resolve the dispute There are three levels at which India and China can develop trans-frontier engagement One is to promote trade and people-to-people contact across their borders Tentative efforts in recent decades have not got real traction thanks to the Indian focus on limited local trade It is about time Delhi initiated comprehensive MFN trade across the borders The Nathula Pass between Sikkim and Tibet is a good place to start Inadequate infrastructure on the Indian side is often trotted out as an excuse in Delhi to avoid substantive trade on the Indo-Tibetan frontier Modi should turn this policy on its head He could use the decision to deepen trade ties on the Tibetan frontier as a trigger for rapid modernisation of transport infrastructure across the southern Himalayas The promotion of tourism including spiritual pilgrimage has been a central theme of Modi’s regional policy This approach has unlimited possibilities with China Delhi and Beijing must now launch a joint initiative to develop religious and cultural tourism across the Indo-Gangetic plains and bordering regions in Tibet Yunnan and Xinjiang Second Delhi can build on China’s Silk Road initiatives which call for trilateral and quadrilateral transport and industrial corridors between western China on the one hand and northern and eastern India on the other Beijing has been pressing Delhi to cooperate in the development of the BCIM corridor (running through the Yunnan province of China Myanmar Bangladesh and India) in the east It has also suggested a trans-Himalayan corridor between Tibet Nepal and India More recently the Chinese ambassador to India Le Yucheng put out an intriguing idea — of extending the China-Pakistan economic corridor to India China is investing massively in the development of a corridor running from Kashgar in Xinjiang to Gwadar and Karachi on Pakistan’s Arabian coast China has plans to connect this corridor to Afghanistan through new road and rail links Speaking last week in Amritsar Ambassador Ye saw all-round benefits in connecting the two Punjabs and linking them to the new Silk Road Restoring economic cooperation between the two Punjabs through the Wagah-Attari border between Amritsar and Lahore has been a major goal of India’s effort to normalise trade relations with Pakistan Until now India has viewed China’s Silk Road projects through a limiting geopolitical perspective If it leavens its thinking with a bit of economic sense Delhi might find that these initiatives are rooted in China’s massive accumulation of hard currency reserves and excess industrial capacity If Beijing has a genuine domestic economic imperative to promote regional cooperation with India Delhi should try and benefit from it rather than finding clever ways to duck China’s Silk Road initiatives Finally there is a new opportunity for unprecedented cooperation between Delhi and Beijing on regional issues especially on the future of Pakistan and Afghanistan If Delhi has had reason to see China’s ties with Pakistan as an enduring threat in the past there is a case to view them today as a possible opportunity As America ends its combat role in Afghanistan and religious extremism rises in Pakistan China is deeply concerned about the impact on the restive Xinjiang province If Beijing appears to be redoing its geopolitical sums on India’s northwest Delhi too must suspend at least for the moment some of its certitudes on the China-Pak partnership As they prepare for Modi’s visit to China in May Doval and Yang might find that expanding economic cooperation across their frontiers and launching political consultations on the vulnerable region they share might in fact create better conditions for stabilising their own disputed border and exploring a practical territorial settlement in the near term The writer is distinguished fellow Observer Research Foundation Delhi and contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New York | Published: September 13 2016 3:56 pm There are significant chances of children becoming smokers themselves if their parent’s smoke (Source: Pixabay) Top News Children exposed to passive smoking may be at risk of lifelong cardiovascular consequences in addition to respiratory and other health issues warns an Indian origin researcher The high level of toxicity in the smoke that comes from the end of a burning cigarette — side stream smoke — is a major component in passive smoking that damages the children’s blood vessels the study said “Children exposed to cigarette smoke may develop early heart disease as adults due to poorly functioning and stiffer blood vessels” said paediatric cardiologist Geetha Raghuveer from Children’s Mercy Hospital in Missouri US “Some babies who were exposed to cigarette smoke while in the womb might die suddenly during infancy” Raghuveer said in a statement from the American Heart Association Compared to adults children are more vulnerable to passive smoking exposure because they cannot control tobacco use in their surroundings and are particularly susceptible physically to the smoke’s effects Cigarette smoke contains a host of chemicals that can impact health by causing changes in blood flow blood vessels blood pressure and heart rhythm Besides damaging heart and arteries passive smoking has also been associated with other cardiovascular risk factors — obesity high cholesterol and insulin resistance — that are linked to diabetes Moreover there are significant chances of children becoming smokers themselves if their parent’s smoke Blood tests in a 2011-12 national study detected a nicotine metabolite called cotinine in nearly 41 per cent of children aged between three and 11 years and 34 per cent among kids aged between 12 to 19 This result was despite declines in recent decades among both adult smokers and the proportion of young children and adolescents living with smokers There is also a clear disparity in exposure among poor families compared with their peers the researchers said “Parents should consider making their children’s environment smoke-free as cigarette smoke exposure is harmful for children’s long-term heart health and could even shorten life expectancy” Raghuveer said “Encouraging adults to quit smoking is a cost-effective and health-enhancing strategy that could benefit both” Raghuveer noted adding “raising cigarette taxes to discourage smoking could also work” The statement is published in the journal Circulation For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsGwalior: Three men suspected of having links to the Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) have been arrested in Gwalior the police said on Thursday Representational image AFP Balkar Singh (45) Satendra Singh (26) and Balvindar Singh (22) were arrested by a joint team of Punjab and Madhya Pradesh’s anti-terrorism squads from separate places in the district said Inspector Yashwant Goyal of the Thatipur police station He said Satendra was arrested from the Thatipur police station area The trio are accused of supplying arms to the KLF a Sikh separatist group They have been arrested under the Arms Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and taken to Punjab the inspector said Jamnagar: Arrested for his alleged role in the RDX and arms landing at Gosabara coast in Porbandar for the 1993 Mumbai serial blast Kadir Ahmad was remanded today in police custody for 12 days by a Jamnagar court Ahmed was handed over to local police here by the Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) which arrested him yesterday from Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh in a jointly operation with Uttar Pradesh ATS Representational image AFP An arrest warrant had been issued against Kadir in 1995 by a TADA court after his alleged role in procuring and distributing two AK-47 was revealed but he had been on the run for the last 24 years and was arrested yesterday He was handed over today to Jamnagar police in connection with an FIR lodged against him at Jamnagar city police station in 1993 "We had sought his remand for 20 days but the court granted only 12-day remand" Jamnagar deputy superintendent RH Jadeja said The police told the court that they wanted to question Ahmed’s role in distributing two AK-47 rifles with the help of other accused Yakub Ayub Takla and Salim Kutta both of whom were arrested earlier and put on trial Kadir was part of a conspiracy in which fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim had dispatched a huge cache of RDX and arms including AK-47 rifles to Gujarat from Karachi via sea route in 1993 The contraband had landed at Gosabara coast in Porbandar district in the state which were then distributed to Dawood’s accomplices and other conspirators in Mumbai Surat and several towns in Uttar Pradesh A conspiracy to this effect was allegedly hatched in Jamnagar where a case under various sections of TADA IPC Arms Act and Explosives Act was registered "The police have so far arrested 45 accused in this connection and Ahmed is the 46th accused The remaining ones out of a total 61 accused in the case are still on the run" Jadeja said For those who always suspected that something was cooking inside the Parapana Agrahara the central prison in Bengaluru the nine-page report by D Roopa DIG (Prisons) in Karnataka has provided the menu It is spicy fare as the IPS officer has claimed that AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala who is convict number 9234 after having been sentenced to four years imprisonment in the Disproportionate Assets case gets special facilities inside jail What’s more Roopa’s letter written in Kannada mentions that rumours are floating around that Rs 2 crore was paid as bribe to the prison officials for the favour of setting up a special kitchen for Sasikala where food for her is cooked by an inmate inside the women’s barracks The bombshell in her letter is that she names her boss DGP (Prisons) Satyanarayana Rao as one of the recipients of the bribe Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah has now ordered a high-level inquiry into the allegations of irregularities and has promised strict action against anyone found to be indulging in wrongdoing A month after a sting operation had some AIADMK MLAs claiming that bribes were paid to them by Sasikala group inside the Golden Resort near Chennai to make them vote for the Edappadi Palaniswami government in the Tamil Nadu assembly Sasikala has been hit by yet another bribery allegation It is obvious that allegations of such a serious nature by an officer of the rank of DIG can hardly be taken lightly But the manner in which Rao has reacted to Roopa’s allegations suggests intra-departmental politics and raises the doubt whether Sasikala is suffering collateral damage The report was written after Roopa inspected the central prison on 10 July after which the DGP issued her a show-cause notice That raises eyebrows because surely as DIG (Prisons) Roopa is within her rights to check out the barracks The DIG in turn accused her superior of interfering in her work ever since she took charge last month The DGP gave a sarkaari explanation accusing her of visiting the prison skipping a meeting called by the chief minister at the same time He also asks if three weeks into her post is good enough time for her to unearth so many irregularities and damn everyone in the prison security system File image of AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala PTI The primary purpose of Roopa’s visit was to subject the inmates to a drug test for which she had carried a testing kit with her Her suspicion that drugs are smuggled into the jail came true as of the 25 inmates who were subjected to drug test 18 were found to have indulged in substance abuse Roopa who is a 2000 batch IPS officer mentions the details in her report? it is wise to give more time and care to families and health issues.” The other players who reportedly missed out because of the new fitness parameter are old hands Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh. so it’s a good performance from my players. including Ola and Uber, He wrote his IIT exam and passed. 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