Financial Regulatory Forum

EU finance chiefs to discuss bank levy this week

April 13, 2010

   By John O’Donnell
   BRUSSELS, April 13 (Reuters) – European finance ministers will attempt to settle differences over how best to impose extra taxes on banks at a meeting in Madrid this week, sources familiar with the talks said. (more…)

Canada to oppose global bank tax – newspaper

February 19, 2010

TORONTO, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Canada will formally oppose international efforts by the world’s major economies to impose a global bank tax as the current government favors lower taxes, Canada’s National Post newspaper reported on Friday.

EU parliament backs creation of bank crisis fund

February 9, 2010

By John O’Donnell

STRASBOURG, France, Feb 9 (Reuters) – The European Parliament is set to back a proposal that would force banks to pay into an emergency fund designed to help cope with future financial crises, a document seen by Reuters shows.

Austrian bank tax could lead to sell-out -RZB

February 5, 2010
Raiffeisen Zentralbank Chief Executive Walter Rothensteiner

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Chief Executive Walter Rothensteiner

    VIENNA, Feb 5 (Reuters) – An Obama-style bank tax proposed by Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann could lead to a sector sell-out to foreign buyers, the head of Raiffeisen Zentralbank [RZB.UL], one of Austria’s top lenders, was quoted as saying on Friday. (more…)