Financial Regulatory Forum

Talks resume in U.S. Senate on financial reform

By Reuters Staff
February 11, 2010

WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (Reuters) – In an unusual move that cuts a senior Republican out of the loop, bipartisan U.S. Senate negotiations have resumed on financial regulation reform, the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee said on Thursday.

UK’s top financial regulator quits

By Reuters Staff
February 9, 2010
Summer departure

Summer departure

By Kirstin Ridley and Clara Ferreira-Marques

LONDON, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s top financial regulator announced he was to step down, surprising markets and casting doubt over the future of the Financial Services Authority and an overhaul of the sector.

Financial reform talks break down in U.S. Senate

By Reuters Staff
February 5, 2010
Dodd and Shelby, in happier times

Dodd and Shelby, in happier times

By Kevin Drawbaugh and Kim Dixon

WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Bipartisan efforts to tighten U.S. financial regulation ground to a halt in the Senate on Friday, leaving Democrats to proceed on their own and painting Republicans into an uncomfortable political corner.

U.S. bank trading plan could create loopholes – EU official

By Reuters Staff
February 1, 2010

By Huw Jones

LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama’s plans to curb proprietary trading will be hard to define and could create regulatory loopholes for banks to exploit, a top European Union official said on Monday.

Obama pushes jobs, vows to fight on after tough year

By Reuters Staff
January 28, 2010

By Caren Bohan and Ross Colvin

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama pushed job creation to the top of his agenda and vowed not to abandon his struggling healthcare overhaul after a political setback that raised doubts about his leadership.

FACTBOX-Global regulators seek to plug supervision gaps

By Reuters Staff
January 8, 2010

Jan 8 (Reuters) – A forum of global financial regulators put forward 17 recommendations on Friday covering supervision of hedge funds, credit derivatives and mortgages in a bid to plug supervisory gaps highlighted by the financial crisis.

Johnson seen taking over as U.S. Senate banking panel chief

By Reuters Staff
January 7, 2010

By Karey Wutkowski and Rachelle Younglai

WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – South Dakota Democratic Senator Tim Johnson, a champion of community banks and credit card companies, is expected to take over the chairmanship of the influential U.S. Senate Banking Committee in 2011.

Banking chief Dodd to leave US Senate

January 6, 2010

By Thomas Ferraro and Steve Holland

WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Veteran Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd,  leader of a financial regulation overhaul in the Senate, said on Wednesday he will not seek re-election in November in recognition that he faced an uphill battle and underscoring upheaval facing President Barack Obama’s Democrats.

Banking chief Dodd to leave US Senate – sources

By Reuters Staff
January 6, 2010

By Thomas Ferraro

WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, a key player in still-unfinished work to overhaul U.S. financial regulations, will announce on Wednesday he will not seek re-election in November, two senior Democratic party aides said.

BREAKINGVIEWS-Advice to credit-default-swap regulators for 2010

By Reuters Staff
January 4, 2010

– The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –