-- Ed Mierzwinski is the longtime consumer program director of U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups. U.S. PIRG is a founding member of Americans for Financial Reform, an unprecedented coalition of over 250 labor, senior, civil rights, community and consumer organizations. --
Financial Regulatory Forum
WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc aggressively increased political campaign donations and lobby spending in Congress in early 2010, as the financial reform debate gathered momentum, according to newly released official documents.
By Kevin Drawbaugh
WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) – The White House said “yes we can” on financial regulatory reform on Tuesday, while the top Republican in the U.S. Senate said “no we won’t.” (more…)
WASHINGTON, April 12 (Reuters) – The Obama administration will resist any efforts to weaken a “comprehensive and strong” change to the way the U.S. financial system is regulated that lawmakers are now debating, Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin said on Monday. (more…)
BRUSSELS, March 5 (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive body said a meeting on Friday with supervisors and investment industry officials has helped shape a planned law on derivatives due later in the year.
By Christopher Doering
WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) – Congress should give U.S. securities and futures regulators the authority to ensure clearinghouses are protected against conflicts of interest, the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Monday.
WELLINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – New Zealand wants to align tax rates paid by company, individual and trusts to improve the country’s economic performance and is also looking at policies to boost its capital markets, government ministers said on Thursday.
CAPE TOWN, Feb 17 (Reuters) – South Africa will implement financial regulatory reforms in line with G-20 recommendations, including better management of foreign risk exposure of banks and institutional investors, the National Treasury said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – A fight over how sharp to make the teeth of a new U.S. watchdog for financial consumers threatened on Friday to derail progress toward tighter bank and capital market regulation, amid much posturing on both sides.
WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – The top Republican on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee said on Friday there is common ground with Democrats on financial regulation legislation but the White House stance on consumer protection remains an obstacle.