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Barnier admits delay to 'overdue' bail-ins
Friday 27 Jan 2012 | Andrew Hickley
EU internal market commissioner Michel Barnier has admitted he will delay proposals for mandatory bank bail-ins until "the worst of the crisis" is over.
Diamond warns against 'Balkanisation'
Thursday 26 Jan 2012 | Andrew Hickley
Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond has warned global regulators against enacting protectionist measures and a "Balkanisation" of regulation as banks look to boost global growth.
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.
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.
Obama launches mortgage lender probe
Barack Obama - photo by the White House Wednesday 25 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
US President Barack Obama has toughened his stance on mortgage lenders, announcing the creation of two groups tasked with holding banks to account for risky and abusive practices.
IMF paper urges Aus bank capital boost
Wednesday 25 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
Australian banks must bolster capital ratios otherwise the sector cannot withstand dual shocks from residential mortgages and losses on corporate lending, a paper by IMF economists has warned.
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.
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.  
OECD: Swiss bank reforms should go further
Tuesday 24 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Essential Swiss reforms regulating the country's two largest banks should be brought forward to help ensure financial stability in the country is maintained, according to the OECD.
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