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Risk of new banking crisis is top threat
Monday 30 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The risk of another global recession and a new banking crisis are the top two threats that the worldwide banking industry is currently facing.
Esma: 'Wait and see' on ETF prohibitions
Monday 30 Jan 2012 | Andrew Hickley
The European securities watchdog says it is still in favour of clamping down on the sale of complex Ucits exchange-traded funds to retail investors, but that it will await the outcome of Mifid negotiations until it makes any further recommendations.
RBS chief rejects bonus after outcry
Monday 30 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The Royal Bank of Scotland chief Stephen Hester has bowed to political and public pressure by refusing to accept a bonus of shares worth £963,000 (€1,151,000/$1,510,000) for 2011.
EC's impact assessments improving
Monday 30 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The Centre for European Policy Studies has found that the quality of regulatory impact assessments in the European Commission and the UK, has improved steadily over time.
UK releases Financial Services Bill
Friday 27 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The UK has unveiled its much-awaited Financial Services Bill which aims to overhaul the failed system of financial regulation but it has already been met with criticism.
Deferred publication regime 'flawed'
Friday 27 Jan 2012 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
A leading trade body is calling for European regulators to revise the deferred publication regime for equity post trade transparency saying the current reporting delays permitted under MiFID regime are "flawed" and will damage the market.
EU launches backlash on Volcker rule
Barnier and Geithner - photo by European Commission Friday 27 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The European Commission has threatened to replicate extraterritorial measures in Europe if US does not drop similar proposals being brought in under the Volcker rule.
FSA releases reverse takeover rules
Thursday 26 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The UK financial watchdog has released stricter proposed rules on reverse takeovers to prevent private UK companies from buying listed firms merely as a back door route to going public.
CFTC to test new proposals under House bills
Thursday 26 Jan 2012 | Andrew Hickley
The US House Agriculture Committee has passed a bill that could require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to conduct more rigorous cost-benefit analyses before it approves new regulations.
FSB: Swiss regulator needs more teeth
Thursday 26 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The Financial Stability Board says Switzerland's financial watchdog needs more teeth to impose penalties and beef up its prudential powers.
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