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FSB urged to accerelate & radicalise reforms
Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 | [email protected]
The Financial Stability Board has been urged to speed up the implementation of a host of agreed G20 initiatives, including moves to regulate OTC derivatives, shadow banking and executive remuneration.
BIS appoints Fed man as committee head
Basel, Switzerland Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The Bank for International Settlements has appointed the president of New York’s Federal Reserve to head up the Committee on the Global Financial System, replacing Mark Carney as chair.
‘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.
UAE to get regulatory shakeup
Friday 6 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The UAE is likely to have a regulatory shake-up, with the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority soon to become its “wholesale regulator”.
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.
Geithner flies to Asia for Iran talks
Thursday 5 Jan 2012 | [email protected]
US Treasury secretary Tim Geithner is travelling to Beijing and Tokyo to debate how international partners can increase pressure on the Iranian government through financial sanctions.
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.
UAE bond market would help liquidity
Wednesday 4 Jan 2012 | [email protected]
Regulators may establish a bond market in the United Arab Emirates after a review found that the move would create a “number of positive aspects” for the country.
Israeli regulators warn banks on Iran
Tuesday 3 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
Israel’s central bank says financial institutions will have to establish a policy on the risks of dealing with customers connected to Iran’s nuclear programme.
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