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Obama launches mortgage lender probe
Wednesday 25 Jan 2012 | [email protected]
US President Barack Obama has toughened his stance on mortgage lenders, announcing the creation of two groups tasked with holding banks to account for risky and abusive practices.
IMF paper urges Aus bank capital boost
Wednesday 25 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
Australian banks must bolster capital ratios otherwise the sector cannot withstand dual shocks from residential mortgages and losses on corporate lending, a paper by IMF economists has warned.
BoE: Limit bonuses to boost bank capital
Wednesday 25 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The Bank of England says banks must limit dividends to shareholders and bonus payments to employees in order to boost capital so that they may continue lending.
Barnier offers hope to NYSE/Boerse
Wednesday 25 Jan 2012 | Andrew Hickley
Influential European commissioner Michel Barnier has offered a glimmer of hope for the proposed merger between NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse.
EU may suspend funds to Hungary
Wednesday 25 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
EU finance ministers have threatened to cut off Hungary’s access to the EU’s cohesion funds after it found the country had not complied with its recommendations to sustainably reduce its budget deficit.
EU ministers compromise on Emir
Wednesday 25 Jan 2012 | Andrew Hickley
European finance ministers have broken a stalemate on new OTC derivatives regulations after finding common ground in the European Council.
CRA rotation may reduce competition
Tuesday 24 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The proposed mandatory rotation of credit rating agencies used by companies could actually reduce competition among agencies, industry experts and MEPs said during an Econ meeting.
Banks to get permanent state aid rules
Tuesday 24 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The European Commission is to put forward a more permanent set of state aid rules for bank restructuring when the sovereign debt crisis subsides.  
IASB announces three reappointments
Stephen Cooper - photo by IASB Tuesday 24 Jan 2012 | [email protected]
Three members of the International Accounting Standards Board have been re-elected, trustees of its oversight board announced on Tuesday.
Eurozone ministers snub latest Greek deal
Tuesday 24 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
Talks to prevent a Greek default suffered a setback on Monday night when eurozone finance ministers snubbed a deal put forward by private Greek bondholders.
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