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‘Gaps’ in central bank stability reports – IMF paper
Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
International Monetary Fund economists have found holes in the financial stability reports produced by central banks which they criticised for being “less capable of assessing systemic risk”.
Basel stands firm on liquidity rules
Monday 9 Jan 2012 | [email protected]
International regulators have dealt the banking industry a blow by agreeing to keep controversial short-term liquidity rules in place from 2015.
Barclays rebuked for ‘tasty profits’
Thursday 5 Jan 2012 | Regulation Mutters
Barclays has been nominated as this year’s most shameful company for alleged excessive betting on food prices which fuels hunger and poverty, according to the World Development Movement.
Prada: Perspectives and priorities
Thursday 5 Jan 2012 | Michel Prada
Michel Prada, the newly appointed chairman of the IFRS Foundation Trustees, says he will aim to manage the delicate balance between independence, legitimacy and public accountability of IFRS accountancy standards as he takes up his new role.
2012 vision: How can banks keep up with change?
Thursday 29 Dec 2011 | Georges Bory
Many banks are still relying on technology which is behind the curve but in order to meet regulatory challenges ahead of time, they should invest in adaptable systems now, says Georges Bory, MD and co-founder of software provider Quartet FS.
2012 vision: The move to centralised reporting
Thursday 29 Dec 2011 | John Mitchell
As regulators set out their requirements for over-the-counter derivatives data reporting, regulatory pressures and operational complexities will only continue to multiply says John Mitchell, VP global sales at data management firm Asset Control.
S&P;: Why we changed our rating criteria
Thursday 22 Dec 2011 | Jayan Dhru
Standard and Poor’s recently revamped its rating criteria for banks in light of the financial crisis. Jayan Dhru, global head of financial institution ratings at the agency explains the logic behind the move.
IASB clarifies IFRS 10 delivery dates
Wednesday 21 Dec 2011 | [email protected]
The International Accounting Standards Board has released an exposure draft clarifying implementation dates for the IFRS 10 standard, amid confusion over the date from which firms will have to use the new principle.
Basel: Credit risk adjustments for derivs
Wednesday 21 Dec 2011 | [email protected]
The Basel Committee is proposing that all debit valuation adjustments for over-the-counter derivatives should be fully deducted when banks are calculating their common equity tier one capital ratios.
Basel overhauls bank supervision code
Tuesday 20 Dec 2011 | Andrew Hickley & Will Henley
Regulatory authorities will be obliged to exchange information on the activities of multinational banks under a revision to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s “core principles for effective bank supervision”.
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