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Big US banks set for annual stress tests
Tuesday 17 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has put forward draft proposals that will see banks with over $10bn (€7.8bn) in assets being subjected to mandatory stress tests each year.
Requirements for OTC trades released
Tuesday 17 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Data that should be collected by trade repositories to reveal more about OTC derivatives markets has been released by an international task force.
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.
Challenges remain in derivatives reform
Tuesday 17 Jan 2012 | Eric Kolodner
Regulators in Europe must balance the benefits of new pre-trade transparency rules with ensuring they do not adversely impact liquidity, says Eric Kolodner, managing director at Tradeweb.
Draghi: EU banks to monitor US exposure
Tuesday 17 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
Mario Draghi has warned of strains in the US dollar funding markets which could have an "adverse systemic impact" on EU banks' solvency, saying this should be monitored.
US hedge funds warn on short selling
Monday 16 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The US hedge fund industry has warned the European Securities and Markets Authority about a number of reporting requirements under new short selling rules.
Finn to lead Barnier's ring-fence group
Monday 16 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Finnish central bank governor Erkki Liikanen will head up an expert group looking at whether the US Volcker Rule or the UK Independent Commission on Banking's recommendations on ring-fencing can be implemented across Europe.
Anti-corruption laws would curb SEC powers
Monday 16 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
Civil society and business groups from around the world have urged the US not to change its anti-corruption law, as it could curb the SEC's enforcement power.
This obsession with the financial crisis must end
Monday 16 Jan 2012 | Deborah Poole
Regulators are focusing all their attention on the financial crisis and are pushing through ill-thought-out regulation as a result says Deborah Poole, partner at specialist offshore legal firm Walkers.
Senate urges US regulators on ABS rules
Monday 16 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
US senators have urged the Securities and Exchange Commission to accept their beefed up proposals for a rule guarding against conflicts of interest in asset-backed securities.  
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