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FTT: The reality behind the headlines
Friday 9 Dec 2011 | Shiv Mahalingham
Introducing an EU financial transaction tax as a revenue raising measure is dangerous without paying attention to the impact on capital flows, writes Shiv Mahalingham, managing director at independent tax advisers Alvarez & Marsal Taxand UK.
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.
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.
Swiss ministry hearing on capital rules
Monday 5 Dec 2011 | Will Henley
Banks in Switzerland have been asked to offer feedback on a law which stipulates they obey a 19 per cent capital ratio, as the government looks to finalise regulations scheduled for 2012.
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.
No sign of 'jumbo' directorships in Jersey
Tuesday 29 Nov 2011 | Sarah Rayson
The 'jumbo' directorships scandal in Cayman would not be repeated in Jersey, which enjoys robust regulation of non executive directors, writes Sarah Rayson, director of DCG Funds Services.
Hong Kong unveils disclosure guidance
Wednesday 23 Nov 2011 | will.henley@gfsnews.com
Hong Kong regulators have published interim guidance to bring remuneration disclosure requirements in the financial centre into line with new Basel standards.
Cayman directorship affair misses the plot
Wednesday 23 Nov 2011 | Anthony Travers
An alleged scandal about Cayman directors sitting on the boards of hundreds of companies overlooks the fact that investors just do not care, argues Anthony Travers, chairman of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange, who blames the Irish financial sector for stirring up trouble.
HMRC sets up crack offshore evasion unit
Tuesday 22 Nov 2011 | will.henley@gfsnews.com
The UK tax authority is to set up a specialist team designed to crack down on offshore tax evaders. The offshore coordination unit within the HM Revenue and Customs will look to "fully exploit" an...
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