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Eurozone ministers snub latest Greek deal
Tuesday 24 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
Talks to prevent a Greek default suffered a setback on Monday night when eurozone finance ministers snubbed a deal put forward by private Greek bondholders.
French banks hit by rating cut
Tuesday 24 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
Standard & Poor's has downgraded four of France's biggest banks following the loss of its AAA sovereign credit rating.
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.
French candidate Hollande: 'My adversary is finance'
Tuesday 24 Jan 2012 | David Marsh
French Presidential candidate François Hollande threatens to aggravate Franco-German relations if elected after mooting a number of radical financial reforms during a recent speech, says David Marsh, co-chairman of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum and ex-European editor for the FT.
Asia in the year of the dragon
Monday 23 Jan 2012 | Haruhiko Kuroda / Project Syndicate
Although Asia has little external financial vulnerability, it is not decoupled from the West and European policymakers would do well to remember this when tackling the EU's sovereign debt crisis, says Haruhiko Kuroda, president of the Asian Development Bank.
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.
Hungarians rally in support of bank law
Monday 23 Jan 2012 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
Hungarians rallied in support of the government following the EU's decision to start legal action against the country if it does not back down on constitutional changes compromising the independence of its central bank.
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.
IMF: Eurozone set for 2012 contraction
Friday 20 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The IMF has warned that the eurozone is set to contract in 2012 as austerity measures bite and banks continue to reduce lending, according to reports.
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