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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.
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.
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.
Mid East moots domestic capital markets
Friday 20 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Middle Eastern and North African regulators have deliberated on ways to develop their own domestic capital markets during an inaugural meeting of regional policymakers.
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.
China cracks down on hot money
Thursday 19 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
China has investigated over $16bn in irregular cross-border capital flows during the past six months in an effort to crack down on hot money flowing in and out of the country.
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.
HKMA relaxes RMB bank regulations
Wednesday 18 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The Hong Kong financial watchdog says conditions are "ripe" to relax regulation on banks trading the Chinese renminbi currency in a bid to make HK an offshore RMB business centre.
Aus overhauls exchange traded options
Wednesday 18 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The Australian Securities Exchange has released proposals which will overhaul the market for equity exchange traded options.
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.
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