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AT&T Sells Euro Bonds as U.S. Budget Concerns Boost Credit Risk  

November 29, 2012
AT&T Inc. (T), the largest U.S. telephone operator, and Italian lottery company Lottomatica Group SpA tapped bond markets even as credit risk rose on concerns about the progress of U.S. budget talks. AT&T sold its first bonds in Euros

Citi Calls for Basel III Caution, Reform  

November 29, 2012
Citigroup, one of the largest banks in the nation and the world, is calling for Washington to tread slowly on the Basel III rules for capital reserves at financial companies, before the rules constrict access to credit and regulators drive banks

Gulf regulators need guidance on Basel III  

November 29, 2012
Suwaidi said he was concerned by a proposal requiring banks to hold additional common equity tier-one capital to meet higher loss absorbency requirements under Basel III. Gulf regulators are seeking advice from a committee that wrote
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MIDEAST DEBT-Sukuk become tool in Basel III capital-raising  

November 29, 2012
DUBAI, Nov 22 (Reuters) - A $1 billion sukuk issue by Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank this month may start a trend that was probably not contemplated by the founders of modern Islamic finance: Islamic bonds may become a key tool for banks to meet

Schapiro Departure Could Slow Dodd-Frank Implementation  

November 29, 2012
Mary Schapiro’s departure from the Securities and Exchange Commission will leave the agency’s rule makers evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, which could slow progress on many Dodd-Frank rules the agency still has to

CFPB to Delay Remittance Rule By 90 Days  

November 29, 2012
"The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Tuesday it will amend its rule establishing new disclosures for international money transfers in a move designed to ease bankers' fears that the regulation is overburdensome," writes American

7 Massive Challenges Facing the New SEC Chief  

November 29, 2012
With Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary L. Schapiro set to leave the agency Dec. 14, her successor, Elisse Walter, inherits a swollen to-do list. The agency still must implement most of the reforms mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act,

BMW Leads Jump in Bond Sales as Risk Rises on Greek Aid Concerns  

November 27, 2012
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, the luxury carmaker, and Italy’s Fiat SpA (F) led a jump in bond sales as credit risk rose for the first time in more than a week on concerns Greece will struggle to get aid.

Basel III Inevitable, But Banks Should Seize the Initiative, Says Invictus Consulting Group  

November 27, 2012
NEW YORK, Nov 27, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Invictus Consulting Group LLC says that while the now delayed Basel III capital rules have raised wide concern among community banks, based on its studies and consultations with clients and regulators, implementation is inevitable but that stress testing can provide them with the upper hand in dealing with its impact.

Europe 'to push for Basel III delay as it lobbies US'  

November 27, 2012
The delay could push back the start of global rules in Europe, known as Basel III, by about six months, and that could be even longer if diplomats and lawmakers fail to break a deadlock on a law meant to be phased in from the start of 2013.
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