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US condorsement 'only viable option'
Thursday 19 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The US is likely to introduce IFRS accountancy standards in a "prolonged, cautious and incremental" way, rating agency Fitch has warned.
IMF could be set for $600bn funding hike
Wednesday 18 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The International Monetary Fund is to ask its members for $600bn (€468bn) in further funding to help insulate the global economy against the eurozone debt crisis, according to reports.
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.
NAIC chief takes up Joint Forum chair
Friday 13 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The chief executive of the US National Association of Insurance Commissioners has been appointed to head up the international Joint Form of banking, securities and insurance regulators.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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