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A stormy start to a stormy year?
Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 | Michael Izza
Uncertainty in the eurozone combined with a host of regulatory challenges ensure that 2012 will be tricky year for accountants and auditors, argues Michael Izza, chief executive at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
BIS appoints Fed man as committee head
Basel, Switzerland Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The Bank for International Settlements has appointed the president of New York's Federal Reserve to head up the Committee on the Global Financial System, replacing Mark Carney as chair.
'Gaps' in central bank stability reports - IMF paper
Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
International Monetary Fund economists have found holes in the financial stability reports produced by central banks which they criticised for being "less capable of assessing systemic risk".
Merkozy open to eurozone FTT
Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy - photo by European Commission Monday 9 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Germany and France have shown the first signs they may be willing to introduce a eurozone-only financial transaction tax if they cannot secure the backing of all 27 EU countries.
Hildebrand quits Swiss bank 'with immediate effect'
Monday 9 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Swiss national bank chairman Philipp Hildebrand has resigned from his office with immediate effect.
Lagarde: Lower growth, euro to survive
Christine Lagarde - photo by IMF Friday 6 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The euro currency is likely to survive the next year despite the ongoing sovereign debt crisis, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has said.
2012: There may well be more trouble ahead
Friday 6 Jan 2012 | Andrew Morris
Global markets face another year of frustrating challenges epitomised by a host of political pressures, argues Andrew Morris, managing director of investment portfolio managers Signature.
Swiss bank chief refuses to quit
Thursday 5 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Swiss National Bank chief Philipp Hildebrand has refused to resign despite being accused of insider trading stemming from his wife's currency trading.
BoE forecasts gloomy year for banks
Bank of England Thursday 5 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The Bank of England has released its survey on credit conditions for the last quarter of 2011, exposing the impact of increased regulation on the British financial sector.
Regulation 'harming' the UK economy
Thursday 5 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
Nearly 90 per cent of top British firms fear that the amount of UK regulation is harming the country's economy, according to the annual Ipsos Mori Capitains of Industry survey.
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