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France & Germany want lighter Basel III
Monday 23 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
French and German officials are reportedly set to call for the international Basel III rules to be watered down to prevent lending to the real economy being throttled.
Basel: Measures for 'all' systemic firms
Friday 20 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Extra requirements could be imposed for a range of systemically important firms, including central counterparties, insurers and domestic banks, according to the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision.
Mid East moots domestic capital markets
Friday 20 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Middle Eastern and North African regulators have deliberated on ways to develop their own domestic capital markets during an inaugural meeting of regional policymakers.
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.
German minister moots EU stamp tax
Friday 20 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Germany could be set for an about-turn on the mooted European financial transaction tax by choosing instead to back a UK-style stamp duty on share purchases.
Hungary u-turns on central bank law
Friday 20 Jan 2012 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
The Hungarian Prime Minister appears to have partly backed down on a plan to merge the country's central bank with its financial market regulator after the European Commission launched infringement proceedings against it earlier this week.
Italian banks biggest takers of ECB loans
Friday 20 Jan 2012 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
Italian banks were the biggest users of the European Central Bank's three-year funding mechanism in December, with the country's banks taking more than €50bn of funding under the deal.
The muddy waters of regulation
Friday 20 Jan 2012 | Matt Gibbs
Audit and reporting requirements are only going to increase in future years so it is essential that financial institutions have decent systems and controls in place to deal with this, says Matt Gibbs, product manager for Linedata.
ICMA urges EBA on convertible capital
Thursday 19 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The International Capital Markets Association has urged the European Banking Authority to allow different-style capital instruments to be issued as part new convertible capital bonds.
Fed 'open to' Volcker rule alternatives
Thursday 19 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The Federal Reserve has defended its Volcker rule proposals before lawmakers, saying its approach is the most feasible to date but that it is open to 'superior' alternatives.
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