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Basel outlines credit protection supervision
Friday 16 Dec 2011 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
Supervisors will take into account the cost of credit protection that has not yet been recognised in earnings when assessing a bank's capital adequacy under Basel standards.
Achieving operational excellence
Geoff Hodge Thursday 15 Dec 2011 | Geoff Hodge & Phil Davies
A radical step change is needed in the way technology is viewed with firms needing to re-think the way they use fund accounting tools, argue Phil Davies and Geoff Hedge of Milestone Group.
Banks 'falsifying accounts' to overpay profits
Wednesday 14 Dec 2011 | Will.Henley@gfsnews.com
The world's largest banks are fiddling their accounts and lying to investors over the state of their finances so as to pay out overgenerous bonuses and dividends, a leading free-market think tank has claimed.
Prada teams up with IFRS Foundation
IFRS headquarters - IFRS Foundation Monday 12 Dec 2011 | Will.Henley@gfsnews.com
Former French regulator Michel Prada has been appointed chairman of a key oversight body for accounting rules-setter the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation.
BoE moots new global rules and taxes
Monday 12 Dec 2011 | Will.Henley@gfsnews.com
The Bank of England has said a "fundamental overhaul" of the world economic and monetary system may be required, involving the imposition of tough rules and taxes to deal with global imbalances.
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.
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.
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