Financial Regulatory Forum

ANALYSIS – Obama attacks on banks fall flat but may persist

January 20, 2010

By Karey Wutkowski

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The Obama administration’s Wall Street bashing fell flat among voters in Massachusetts, but that doesn’t mean Democrats have ended their anti-bank rhetoric.

Sweden proposes EU bank tax, gets cool response

January 19, 2010

By John O’Donnell

BRUSSELS, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Sweden’s finance minister called on European counterparts to follow U.S. President Barack Obama’s lead with a bank tax to recoup the cost of propping up the industry but the idea received a guarded response.

UK’s Myners calls for global debate on bank levy

January 18, 2010

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Britain’s financial services minister Paul Myners said on Monday he wanted to promote a global debate on how to protect taxpayers from future investment bank failures and warned banks against paying big bonuses.