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Financial Reform Is Being Dismantled. Why Doesn't President Obama Seem to Care?  

March 28, 2013

President Obama wants to consign the financial crisis to the past and delegate the implementation of financial reform to others in his administration


TSAM delegates slam OTC derivatives regulation  

March 28, 2013

As Europe’s new EMIR derivatives regulation takes hold, senior buy-side representatives have warned that new rules including EMIR and Basel III might actually exacerbate risks rather than reduce them.


EU Targets Fund Manager Pay After Clinching Banker Curbs  

March 28, 2013

Fund managers are facing a push by European Parliament lawmakers to limit their bonuses, hours after Britain failed to water down planned EU banker-pay rules that are set to take effect from 2015.


CFOs Still Wary of Basel III Impact on Trade Finance  

March 27, 2013

Financial executives are afraid that Basel III will make trade finance more expensive, a survey by the financial service consultancy Greenwich Associates finds.


Basel III Capital Rules Open Doors For Alternative Sources of Trade Finance  

March 27, 2013

New Basel III bank capital requirements are poised to increase pricing on trade finance, an essential component of international trade


The Entrenchment Of Dodd-Frank  

March 27, 2013

The expected announcement today by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) that he will not run for re-election is a poignant symbol of just how entrenched the Dodd-Frank Act has become.


Continuing Assault on Dodd-Frank  

March 27, 2013

In 2011, two financial industry groups sued the SEC over one particular rule on the grounds that the SEC conducted a faulty cost-benefit analysis


Bank Credit Risk Drops in Europe as Cyprus Deal Averts Euro Exit  

March 25, 2013

The cost of insuring against losses on European bank debt dropped from the highest in four months as a bailout agreement for Cyprus averted default and exit from the euro system.


Notification on Basel-III norms soon: Subbarao  

March 25, 2013

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will shortly issue a notification on implementation of Basel-III norms by banks. The new system will come into effect from April 1, RBI Governor D Subbarao said on Friday.


Is it already time to weaken Dodd-Frank?  

March 25, 2013

One of the biggest problems with financial reform is having to discuss issues that most people find painfully boring. For instance, “derivatives.”

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