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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.
UK shareholders to vote on exec pay
Monday 23 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
UK shareholders will be given more powers to block excessive executive pay packages under new proposals announced on Monday.
Hoogervorst hints at accounting slowdown
Hans Hoogervorst - photo by IFRS Foundation Monday 23 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
International Accounting Standards Board chief Hans Hoogervorst has hinted that the standard setter is ready for a relative period of calm after a breakneck period of changes.
Driving business innovation from regulatory pressures
Monday 23 Jan 2012 | Claire Paisley and David FitzGerald
Innovation and regulation are words that are not often strongly correlated in any sector - let alone the financial services industry - but this can change, according to Claire Paisley and David FitzGerald of Baringa Partners.
Firms reluctant to tweet due to regulation
Monday 23 Jan 2012 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
Financial services firms are unwilling to use social media sites such as Twitter because of compliance issues and the potential regulatory backlash it could cause, according to new research.
Senators urge SEC on political spending
Friday 20 Jan 2012 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
Senators have called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to use its authority to force corporations to disclose their political spending in a bid to raise transparency.
US condorsement 'only viable option'
Thursday 19 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The US is likely to introduce IFRS accountancy standards in a "prolonged, cautious and incremental" way, rating agency Fitch has warned.
Schulz elected leader of EU Parliament
Tuesday 17 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
German MEP, Martin Schulz has been ushered in as the new president of the European Parliament until mid-2014.
UK FRC: Disclose costs of euro exits
Tuesday 17 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Directors of UK listed companies have been told they should use investor reports to outline the impact that a number of countries leaving the euro area could have on their international business.
Barnier hits out at S&P downgrades
Michel Barnier - photo by European Commission Monday 16 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Internal market commissioner Michel Barnier has panned the timing of Standard & Poor's move to downgrade the credit ratings of nine eurozone countries.
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