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DeLong: America's financial Leviathan
Tuesday 3 Jan 2012 | J. Bradford DeLong / Project Syndicate
J. Bradford DeLong, professor of economics at the University of California at Berkeley, explores why the devotion of a great deal of skill and enterprise to the US finance and insurance sector has not paid obvious economic dividends.
Italy's stock exchange wants pay reports
Tuesday 3 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The Italian Companies and Stock Exchange Commission is beefing up its transparency requirements by forcing listed firms to produce remuneration reports.
Italy and the transfer pricing issue
Tuesday 3 Jan 2012 | Piergiorgio Valente
Transfer pricing is the hot topic in the tax audit world right now in Italy says Piergiorgio Valente, managing partner of law firm Valente Associati GEB Partners.
Anti-money laundering in Hong Kong
Tuesday 3 Jan 2012 | Charlotte Robins
Hong Kong-based private fund managers are due to face new anti-money laundering regulations from 1 April 2012. Charlotte Robins, partner at Norton Rose Hong Kong, analyses the changes.
2012 vision: Private equity and Volcker
Friday 30 Dec 2011 | Jeremy Hocter
The impact of the Volcker rule in the private equity world will see limited partners put in a more powerful position, according to Jeremy Hocter, product manager at performance monitoring firm Pevara.
German minister refuses to drop FTT
Wednesday 28 Dec 2011 | Will Henley
German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has said France and Germany are prepared to move ahead with a eurozone-only financial transaction tax.
ESRB: National powers for systemic risk
Thursday 22 Dec 2011 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
Regulators in EU member states must be empowered to take early action to stem the future build-up of systemic risk associated with banks, according to the European Systemic Risk Board.
Osborne: FTT would raise no extra cash
George Osborne - photo by HM Treasury Wednesday 21 Dec 2011 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
UK chancellor George Osborne has warned that the proposed European-wide financial transaction tax might raise "no additional money" for the UK Treasury.
EU nod to Jersey zero-ten 'fantastic'
Wednesday 21 Dec 2011 | Will.Henley@gfsnews.com
Jersey authorities breathed a sigh of relief this week after EU finance ministers ratified an agreement that sees the financial centre retain its controversial zero-ten tax regime, albeit slightly modified.
Cable: 'Whinging' City will face reform
Wednesday 21 Dec 2011 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
UK business secretary Vince Cable has hit out at the "whinging" City of London, arguing that financial regulatory changes will be introduced to reduce the banking industry's grip on the UK economy.
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