Financial Regulatory Forum

ANALYSIS-Next phase of financial crisis may be the hardest

By Reuters Staff
May 24, 2010

By Emily Kaiser

WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) – It took $5 trillion and an unprecedented global coalition of G20 countries to stabilize the economy after investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008. Quelling the next phase of the financial crisis may be even harder.

EU exec likely to sue Greece over statistics mess

By Reuters Staff
January 12, 2010

By Jan Strupczewski

BRUSSELS, Jan 12 (Reuters) – The European Commission is likely to launch infringement proceedings against Greece for failing to provide reliable statistics on its budget deficit and debt, an EU source with knowledge of the proceedings said on Tuesday.

Germany’s Merkel defends tax-cut plan from attacks

By Reuters Staff
October 26, 2009

Leader of the German Free Democrats (FDP) Guido Westerwelle and German Chancellor and head of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel chat as they sign the agreement for a coalition government during a contract signing ceremony in Berlin October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY)   By Madeline Chambers
BERLIN, Oct 26 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended on Monday her plans to pursue billions of euros in tax relief in the face of rising debt, saying the tough savings course favoured by her critics would damage a fragile recovery.

Reuters Summit-Geithner says core U.S. TARP programs ending

By Reuters Staff
October 21, 2009

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (R) engages with reporters during the 2009 Reuters Washington Summit in Washington, October 20, 2009.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES POLITICS BUSINESS) By Glenn Somerville and David Lawder
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – The Obama administration will shutter programs at the heart of a $700 billion financial bailout but remains focused on supporting a fledgling economic recovery, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Tuesday.

Mexico faces huge revenue gap, tax overhaul planned

By Reuters Staff
July 24, 2009

Mexican Finance Minister Agustin CarstensBy Jason Lange
MEXICO CITY, July 23 (Reuters) – Mexico will have to cut
spending and raid its rainy day savings to cover a 480 billion
peso ($36.6 billion) hole blown in government revenues by the
recession, Finance Minister Agustin Carstens said on Thursday. (more…)

U.S stimulus working, deficit can wait – Summers

By Reuters Staff
July 17, 2009

Larry Summers   By Emily Kaiser
   WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) – The Obama administration’s $787 billion stimulus package is working despite rising U.S. unemployment and stabilizing the economy must take precedence over tackling the bloated deficit, a top White House economic adviser said on Friday.