Financial Regulatory Forum

Germany moves to out Greek debt speculators – source

By Reuters Staff
March 1, 2010

By John O’Donnell and Ilona Wissenbach

BRUSSELS, March 1 (Reuters) – Germany has taken steps to identify speculators in Greek debt to try to prevent them from profiting unduly from any bailout of the ailing euro zone economy, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

France joins UK to target traders in bonus tax move

By Reuters Staff
December 16, 2009

By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Sumeet Desai

PARIS/LONDON, Dec 16 (Reuters) – France singled out frontline financial traders for a special 50 percent tax on bonuses, following Britain by tapping into public anger over the pay deals of bankers whom many blame for the financial crisis.

French lower house of parliament backs bank tax

By Reuters Staff
October 23, 2009

PARIS, Oct 23 (Reuters) – France’s lower house of parliament on Friday approved a plan to impose a 10 percent tax on bank profits in 2010 despite opposition from the government.The National Assembly, adopted the opposition-proposed measure by 44 votes to 40.

Support builds for rebalancing world economy, China may balk

By Reuters Staff
September 22, 2009

Analysts said the United States' drive to agree a roadmap for a more balanced global economy could meet resistance from China which is unlikely to agree reforms that would threaten its growth. WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Support grew on Tuesday for a U.S. plan to build a more balanced global economy and leaders warned against returning to business as usual once recovery takes hold.

France’s Lagarde says solid bonus limits needed

September 17, 2009

French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference in Riyadh, May 10, 2009. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed  (SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS)    PARIS, Sept 17 (Reuters) – France will not push for specific caps on bankers’ bonuses at next week’s meeting of leaders of the Group of 20 nations but wants clear restrictions, Economy Minister Christine Lagarde said in an interview on Thursday. (more…)

G20 debates exit strategy, capital standards, IMF raises GDP outlook

By Reuters Staff
September 4, 2009

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (C) addresses a meeting at the G20 Finance Ministers summit in London September 4, 2009. G20 policymakers gather in London on Friday and are expected to promise to keep economic support packages in place until recovery is certain and seek to reassure financial markets they have credible plans to withdraw the stimulus when appropriate.  REUTERS/Kevin Coombs  By Sumeet Desai and Anna Willard
LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) – World finance leaders shifted their focus from crisis fighting to banking reform on Friday as evidence mounted that the worst global recession in decades was finally drawing to a close.

INTERVIEW – France sees G20 shifting its way on financial regulation

By Reuters Staff
September 1, 2009

France's Economy Minister Christine Lagarde is seen during an interview with Reuters at the Economy Ministry in Paris September 1, 2009.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau By Anna Willard
PARIS, Sept 1 (Reuters) – France is optimistic about upcoming G20 meetings because many leaders, including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, have moved closer to the French position, Economy Minister Christine Lagarde said.