Financial Regulatory Forum

South Africa to implement financial services reforms

February 17, 2010

  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.

Consumer watchdog debate threatens U.S. financial reform

February 12, 2010
    By Kevin Drawbaugh

  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.

Republican Gregg sees common ground in U.S. Senate on financial regulation

February 12, 2010

 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.

Talks resume in U.S. Senate on financial reform

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.