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Basel: Measures for ‘all’ systemic firms
Friday 20 Jan 2012 | [email protected]
Extra requirements could be imposed for a range of systemically important firms, including central counterparties, insurers and domestic banks, according to the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision.
US condorsement ‘only viable option’
Thursday 19 Jan 2012 | [email protected]
The US is likely to introduce IFRS accountancy standards in a “prolonged, cautious and incremental” way, rating agency Fitch has warned.
IMF could be set for $600bn funding hike
Wednesday 18 Jan 2012 | [email protected]
The International Monetary Fund is to ask its members for $600bn (€468bn) in further funding to help insulate the global economy against the eurozone debt crisis, according to reports.
Requirements for OTC trades released
Tuesday 17 Jan 2012 | [email protected]
Data that should be collected by trade repositories to reveal more about OTC derivatives markets has been released by an international task force.
This obsession with the financial crisis must end
Monday 16 Jan 2012 | Deborah Poole
Regulators are focusing all their attention on the financial crisis and are pushing through ill-thought-out regulation as a result says Deborah Poole, partner at specialist offshore legal firm Walkers.
NAIC chief takes up Joint Forum chair
Friday 13 Jan 2012 | [email protected]
The chief executive of the US National Association of Insurance Commissioners has been appointed to head up the international Joint Form of banking, securities and insurance regulators.
WEF: World faces economic ‘dystopia’
Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 | [email protected]
A series of fiscal, demographic and societal risks threaten to precipitate a downward spiral of the global economy fuelled by protectionism, nationalism and populism, the World Economic Forum has warned.
HFT: Poachers turned gamekeepers
Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 | Steve Grob
The financial industry faces a fundamental dilemma in that when you try to fix one thing, it inevitably causes other problems. High frequency trading is one such example of this, according to Steve Grob, director of group strategy at Fidessa.
Fitch: Allow LCR use in severe crises
Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
International regulators must only allow banks to dip into their mandatory liquidity buffers during a financial crisis at least equal to the turmoil experienced in 2008, rating agency Fitch has warned.
FSB to oversee bonus pay grievances
Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
Banks will be able to complain to the Financial Stability Board if they believe their international rivals are failing to meet a new worldwide protocol relating to bonuses.
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