Financial Regulatory Forum

ANALYSIS-Transaction taxes, liquidity and patience

By Reuters Staff
September 8, 2010

By Mike Dolan

LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) – The case for a tax on global financial transactions may have been perversely boosted by the relative success of foreign exchange markets through the past three years of world banking turmoil.

SCENARIOS – G20 efforts to agree on a bank levy

By Reuters Staff
March 31, 2010

By Huw Jones

LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – France backed Germany’s plans for a bank levy on Wednesday to boost momentum for a global deal among the G20 group of leading countries later this year.

EU to discuss credit default swap speculation, watchdog frets

By Reuters Staff
March 8, 2010

By Huw Jones and Krista Hughes

LONDON/BASEL, Switzerland, March 8 (Reuters) – European Union finance ministers will discuss next week how to dampen speculation on sovereign credit default swap markets, sources said, as central bankers worry some selling practices pose wider risks.

Canada to oppose global bank tax – newspaper

By Reuters Staff
February 19, 2010

TORONTO, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Canada will formally oppose international efforts by the world’s major economies to impose a global bank tax as the current government favors lower taxes, Canada’s National Post newspaper reported on Friday.

Merkel says G20 needs to act on big banks’ influence

By Reuters Staff
January 20, 2010

BERLIN, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The Group of 20 economic powers needs to develop a set of rules to prevent banks becoming so big that they can hold governments to ransom, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.