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UK pushes for London as RMB trading hub
Norman Chan, chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and George Osborne, UK chancellor of the exchequer. Photo by HKMA Monday 16 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
UK chancellor George Osborne has declared that he plans to make London the primary offshore centre for trading the Chinese renminbi currency.
This obsession with the financial crisis must end
Monday 16 Jan 2012 | Deborah Poole
Regulators are focusing all their attention on the financial crisis and are pushing through ill-thought-out regulation as a result says Deborah Poole, partner at specialist offshore legal firm Walkers.
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.
Japan regulators slam US Volcker rule
Friday 13 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
Japan has slammed the US Volcker rule for potentially wreaking havoc on Japanese government bonds and warns it could harm sovereign bond markets worldwide.
SEC 'concerned' over foreign auditors
Thursday 12 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The US Securities and Exchange Commission's Luis Aguilar has admitted he is growing "increasingly concerned" that the country's accounting regulator is unable to properly oversee foreign auditors.
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.
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