Reuters: U.S. C&I Lending Surge Raises Bubble Worries

Reuters reported that some bankers and analysts see this year’s surge in commercial lending as a red flag, noting the gain looks more like an early asset bubble than an economic breakout.

Reuters: S&P Wins Ruling to Transfer Ratings Lawsuits

Reuters reported that S&P and its parent company McGraw Hill Financial won a ruling that moves 15 lawsuits in which they were accused of fraudulently inflating credit ratings to a single federal court.

Reuters: Basel Cracks Down on Banks’ Capital Protection Ploy

Reuters reported that global regulators have proposed hefty charges to cancel out capital relief banks enjoy when buying pricey insurance to cover risky loans without acknowledging the cost in a timely way.