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OCC: Deriv fears are an overreaction
Wednesday 25 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The head of US regulator the OCC has lashed out at critics of derivative instruments saying their fears are a "vast overreaction".
FCA: Product regs won't end innovation
Wednesday 25 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The UK's future Financial Conduct Authority has assured bankers that new powers to intervene in dangerous financial products will not stifle product innovation.
BoE: Limit bonuses to boost bank capital
Mervyn King - photo by Bank of England Wednesday 25 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The Bank of England says banks must limit dividends to shareholders and bonus payments to employees in order to boost capital so that they may continue lending.
Barnier offers hope to NYSE/Boerse
Michel Barnier - photo by European Commission Wednesday 25 Jan 2012 | Andrew Hickley
Influential European commissioner Michel Barnier has offered a glimmer of hope for the proposed merger between NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse.
EU ministers compromise on Emir
Wednesday 25 Jan 2012 | Andrew Hickley
European finance ministers have broken a stalemate on new OTC derivatives regulations after finding common ground in the European Council.
CRA rotation may reduce competition
Tuesday 24 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The proposed mandatory rotation of credit rating agencies used by companies could actually reduce competition among agencies, industry experts and MEPs said during an Econ meeting.
Banks to get permanent state aid rules
Tuesday 24 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The European Commission is to put forward a more permanent set of state aid rules for bank restructuring when the sovereign debt crisis subsides.  
Esma rushes short selling consultation
Esma flag - photo by Esma Tuesday 24 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The European Securities and Markets Authority is giving firms less than a month to respond to draft technical requirements for short selling and credit default swaps regulation.
Davos 2012: The great transformation?
Tuesday 24 Jan 2012 | Eleanor Lavan
Ahead of Davos, Eleanor Lavan of the British Bankers' Association says the sweeping regulatory changes that the UK has initiated in recent months must be matched by other countries to ensure global recovery.
Bowles re-elected as Econ chair
Monday 23 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The influential chair of the European Parliament's economic and monetary affairs committee, Sharon Bowles, has been reappointed for a second two and a half year term.
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