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Efrag pushes for IFRS deadline deferral
Monday 12 Dec 2011 | Andrew Hickley
The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group has called for the introduction of a number of finalised IFRS standards to be deferred until at least January 2014.
HFT and pre-trade risk in Brazil
Friday 9 Dec 2011 | Alice Botis
Thanks to some very competitive exchange prices for day trading, the high frequency trading community has started to set up shop in Brazil, writes Alice Botis from Fidessa.
How Brics can save the eurozone
Thursday 8 Dec 2011 | Yoni Assia
Political pride must not get in the way of the eurozone's recovery and the EU must look to the Bric nations for help, says Yoni Assia, chief executive of online forex trading platform eToro.
IFRS convergence must be centralised
Wednesday 7 Dec 2011 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The heads of US and international accounting standard setting bodies have agreed that changes should be made to centralise the process used to converge their standards.
SEC postpones IFRS decision date
Wednesday 7 Dec 2011 | Andrew Hickley
The US Securities and Exchange Commission will postpone a 2011 deadline on its decision over whether to allow the IFRS accounting standards to be used in the country.
OTC traders tread uncertain path to central clearing
Wednesday 7 Dec 2011 | Paul Foulkes and Oliver Fleming
In these uncertain times, financial institutions must take action now to ensure they stay competitive as a new clearing landscape takes shape. Paul Foulkes and Oliver Fleming at Baringa Partners examine the regulatory drivers of change, their likely effect and identify ways financial institutions can prepare for the future.
'Smart money' on US IFRS condorsement
Monday 5 Dec 2011 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The US is set to adopt international financial reporting standards despite it being a "fairly painful process", according to the International Accounting Standards Board. The Securities and Exchange Commission has vowed to deliver its verdict on IFRS adoption by the end of 2011.
Basel pushes for internal audit changes
Friday 2 Dec 2011 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
National supervisors could be allowed to demand an overhaul of banks' internal audit processes if they find deficiencies in the way they are undertaken, under new proposals from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.
Glocalism: A world view of prudential regulation
Friday 2 Dec 2011 | Eleanor Lavan
Clear and cooperative communication between global banks and worldwide standard setters is essential to ensure reforms shore up the financial system while appreciating local specificities, says Eleanor Lavan, spokesperson for the British Bankers' Association.
The 70% tax solution
Thursday 1 Dec 2011 | J. Bradford DeLong / Project Syndicate
There are compelling arguments for raising taxes to 70 per cent for the super rich - in fact, we have a moral obligation to tax them so heavily that we raise the most possible money from them, argues J. Bradford DeLong, professor of economics at the University of California at Berkeley.
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