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FTT would not have prevented crisis
Monday 21 Nov 2011 | Karina Whalley
A financial transaction tax would not have prevented the last crisis, nor would it have avoided current sovereign debt problems, according to a leading think tank.   The Institute of Economic…
Fin regs must be more consistent – survey
Monday 21 Nov 2011 | Karina Whalley
Nearly two-thirds of multinational firms want to see financial regulation applied more consistently across borders and regard the regulatory environment as the main barrier to entry in key global…
In brief: Cayman directorships under fire
Monday 21 Nov 2011 | [email protected]
A small group of directors in the Cayman Islands are sitting on the boards of hundreds of hedge funds due to a demand for independent board members, according to new research. A Financial Times…
Negative outlook for Irish banks remains
Monday 21 Nov 2011 | [email protected]
The outlook for Ireland’s banking system remains negative as banks continue to show weak funding and liquidity profiles, according to Moody’s. The credit rating agency has had the negative outlook…
The anatomy of global economic uncertainty
Monday 21 Nov 2011 | Mohamed A. El-Erian / Project Syndicate
There is a deep sense that capitalism has become unfair and calls for a fairer system are not going to go away, according to Mohamed A. El-Erian, chief executive of Pimco and author of “When Markets Collide”.
UBS cites regulation amid jobs cull
Friday 18 Nov 2011 | Will Henley
Swiss bank UBS is to slash its headcount by a further 425 posts citing a need to adapt to regulatory changes such as Basel III. The bank is to lose 2,000 positions over the next five years,…
OCC: Focus on less coordinated regs
Thursday 17 Nov 2011 | Karina Whalley
A US banking regulator head has warned global policymakers to focus their attention on areas of financial regulation that are less coordinated, particularly where the Basel Committee is…
UK & Gibraltar lose ECJ tax ruling
Tuesday 15 Nov 2011 | Karina Whalley
Gibraltar’s proposed corporate tax changes have been rejected after the European Commission and Spain won an appeal which found that the tax constituted illegal state aid. The European Court of…
BIS: Basel III will not harm banks
Monday 14 Nov 2011 | Karina Whalley
Banks and financial innovation will not suffer as a result of Basel III, according to the general manager of the Bank for International Settlements.   Jaime Caruana says there are important…
Offshore centres lose AAA status
Friday 11 Nov 2011 | Nicola York
Two leading offshore centres have lost their coveted AAA status after Standard & Poor’s downgraded their long-term sovereign credit ratings due to perceived risks from regulatory changes. Both…
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