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Driving business innovation from regulatory pressures
Monday 23 Jan 2012 | Claire Paisley and David FitzGerald
Innovation and regulation are words that are not often strongly correlated in any sector - let alone the financial services industry - but this can change, according to Claire Paisley and David FitzGerald of Baringa Partners.
Hungarians rally in support of bank law
Monday 23 Jan 2012 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
Hungarians rallied in support of the government following the EU's decision to start legal action against the country if it does not back down on constitutional changes compromising the independence of its central bank.
Barnier: FTT will not be forced on UK
Michel Barnier - photo by European Commission Monday 23 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Influential European internal market commissioner Michel Barnier has assured the City of London that a much-loathed financial transaction will not be imposed on the UK against its will.
Firms reluctant to tweet due to regulation
Monday 23 Jan 2012 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
Financial services firms are unwilling to use social media sites such as Twitter because of compliance issues and the potential regulatory backlash it could cause, according to new research.
France & Germany want lighter Basel III
Monday 23 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
French and German officials are reportedly set to call for the international Basel III rules to be watered down to prevent lending to the real economy being throttled.
Basel: Measures for 'all' systemic firms
Friday 20 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Extra requirements could be imposed for a range of systemically important firms, including central counterparties, insurers and domestic banks, according to the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision.
German minister moots EU stamp tax
Friday 20 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Germany could be set for an about-turn on the mooted European financial transaction tax by choosing instead to back a UK-style stamp duty on share purchases.
IMF: Eurozone set for 2012 contraction
Friday 20 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The IMF has warned that the eurozone is set to contract in 2012 as austerity measures bite and banks continue to reduce lending, according to reports.
Hungary u-turns on central bank law
Friday 20 Jan 2012 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
The Hungarian Prime Minister appears to have partly backed down on a plan to merge the country's central bank with its financial market regulator after the European Commission launched infringement proceedings against it earlier this week.
Italian banks biggest takers of ECB loans
Friday 20 Jan 2012 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
Italian banks were the biggest users of the European Central Bank's three-year funding mechanism in December, with the country's banks taking more than €50bn of funding under the deal.
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