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Global Financial Strategy was set up in April 2010 and closed at the end of January 2012.
MF Global spoke of ‘strong’ finances
The chief financial officer of futures broker MF Global told Standard & Poor’s that the firm’s finances had “never been stronger” just a week before it filed for bankruptcy.
UK FSA pushes for Mifid II rethink on OTCs
The UK financial services watchdog has called for Mifid II to lift restrictions on OTC derivative dealers and allow them to use their own capital when trading on organised trading facilities.
CFTC set for committee to scrutinise HFT
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is to establish a subcommittee looking into high-frequency trading, according to reports.
FSB urges Canada for one securities regulator
Tuesday 31 Jan 2012 | Andrew Hickley
Canada has been urged to establish a single national securities regulator despite being praised for its oversight of firms in the lead-up to the financial crisis.
Shanghai boosts global financial status
Monday 30 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
Shanghai has announced a raft of proposals aiming to catapult the city to premier global financial centre status including rapidly boosting its capital markets and opening them up to foreign investment by 2015.
FSA appoints senior investment bank adviser
FSA building - photo by FSA Monday 30 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The UK’s Financial Services Authority has ushered in a new investment banking senior adviser, former banker Will Samuel.
Davos stalemate on EU’s IMF funds
Monday 30 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The UK and other G20 countries said they will not help to bolster the International Monetary Fund until the eurozone’s member states contribute more of their own funds.
Sarkozy to introduce French FTT in August
Nicolas Sarkozy - photo by European Commission Monday 30 Jan 2012 | Andrew Hickley
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced he will introduce a 0.1 per cent Tobin tax in the country regardless of whether other European countries implement the levy.
Canada aligns credit rating rules with EU
Monday 30 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The Canadian securities watchdog has clamped down on credit rating agencies by releasing new legislation in line with international standards, especially those in Europe.
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