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WEF: World faces economic 'dystopia'
Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
A series of fiscal, demographic and societal risks threaten to precipitate a downward spiral of the global economy fuelled by protectionism, nationalism and populism, the World Economic Forum has warned.
CFTC to take crucial vote on swaps
Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The US futures watchdog is due to vote on crucial rules on Wednesday including standards on business conduct by swap dealers, in its biggest effort to rein in banks selling derivatives.
HFT: Poachers turned gamekeepers
Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 | Steve Grob
The financial industry faces a fundamental dilemma in that when you try to fix one thing, it inevitably causes other problems. High frequency trading is one such example of this, according to Steve Grob, director of group strategy at Fidessa.
EU may veto NYSE/DB deal - reports
Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
European competition officials look set to block the planned merger between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext, reports suggest.
Fitch: Allow LCR use in severe crises
Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
International regulators must only allow banks to dip into their mandatory liquidity buffers during a financial crisis at least equal to the turmoil experienced in 2008, rating agency Fitch has warned.
FSB to oversee bonus pay grievances
Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
Banks will be able to complain to the Financial Stability Board if they believe their international rivals are failing to meet a new worldwide protocol relating to bonuses.
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.
FSB urged to accerelate & radicalise reforms
Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The Financial Stability Board has been urged to speed up the implementation of a host of agreed G20 initiatives, including moves to regulate OTC derivatives, shadow banking and executive remuneration.
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".
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