AMSTERDAM, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Dutch Finance Minister Wouter Bos has backed the plan from U.S. President Barack Obama to limit the scope and size of banks and reduce their risk taking and will push to win support of the plan among EU leaders. (more…)
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By Omar Valdimarsson
REYKJAVIK, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Iceland said on Sunday it had agreed to a new deal to repay Britain and the Netherlands billions of dollars of deposits lost when the island’s banks collapsed in 2008, paving the way for new aid from international lenders.
By Huw Jones
BASEL, Switzerland, Oct 9 (Reuters) – The financial crisis has shown that the “Twin Peaks” system of separating prudential and securities supervision being eyed by Germany and Britain works best, the Dutch markets regulator said on Friday. (more…)
By Ben Berkowitz
AMSTERDAM, July 10 (Reuters) – The Dutch government wants banks to jointly guarantee customer savings, it said in a report on Friday, as it warned the sector not to rely on state aid or the hope that such aid will be available in the future. In a more prudent future, banks would offer a narrower range of services and be more tightly regulated, according to the report. (more…)