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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.
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.
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.
FTT could hit new member states harder
Wednesday 18 Jan 2012 | Jiri Krol
A financial transaction tax will have a different impact on individual member states and may hit newer union members especially hard, says Jiri Krol, director of government and regulatory affairs at the Alternative Investment Management Association.
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.
Is the 'Magritte' Syndrome behind the EU FTT?
Tuesday 17 Jan 2012 | Astrid Pieron & Charles-Albert Helleputte
An FTT will not achieve financial stability and will simply be passed onto consumers, argue Astrid Pieron, partner, and Charles-Albert Helleputte, counsel, at Mayer Brown law firm.
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.
UK tax resident investors demand reporting fund status
Friday 13 Jan 2012 | Zoë Arnautov
Investor demand for the benefits of the UK's special reporting fund tax regime has increasingly grown since its introduction in 2009. Zoë Arnautov, supervising associate at international law firm Simmons & Simmons outlines what these funds are and their implications for managers and investors.
Ford hits out at 'burden' of FTT
Friday 13 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
British MEP Vicky Ford has lashed out at a proposed financial transaction tax in Europe saying the burden will fall hardest on pension funds and business.
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