Financial Regulatory Forum

BREAKINGVIEWS-Obama reforms could undermine global bank rules

By Reuters Staff
January 25, 2010

G20/ By Peter Thal Larsen and Hugo Dixon

LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters Breakingviews) – The overhaul of the global financial system has entered a new, more complicated phase. For two years, a fragile multilateralism has prevailed as the world’s largest economies agreed that changes should be designed and adopted on a global basis. The task of redesigning financial regulation was largely delegated to central bankers, regulators and other technocrats.

UK’s Brown sees growing support for bank levy

By Reuters Staff
January 25, 2010

By Keith Weir

LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Monday he saw growing support for some form of international levy on banks to fund support for the industry.

Europe welcomes Obama bank plan, won’t imitate it

By Reuters Staff
January 22, 2010

By Keith Weir and Crispian Balmer

LONDON/PARIS, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Major European economies offered support on Friday for U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to limit banks’ size and trading activities but indicated they had no plans to follow suit.

Bernanke confirmation shakier as more Democrats defect

By Reuters Staff
January 22, 2010

By Thomas Ferraro and Pedro da Costa

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Ben Bernanke’s nomination for a second term as U.S. Federal Reserve chairman, once seen a sure thing, appeared increasingly under threat on Friday after two Senate Democrats said they would vote against it.

Obama bank plan surprises Europe, muddies global coordination

By Reuters Staff
January 22, 2010

By Huw Jones

LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama’s plans to rein in banks puts Europe on the back foot and creates confusion over global efforts to coordinate financial regulation, lawyer and regulatory officials said on Friday.

FACTBOX-Global reaction to Obama’s planned rules for banks

By Reuters Staff
January 22, 2010

Jan 22 (Reuters) – Here is some reaction from around the world to U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposals to limit financial risk taking.

BREAKINGVIEWS-”Volcker plan” for banks may have political legs

By Reuters Staff
January 22, 2010

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

SCENARIOS-How Obama’s bank reforms could affect banks

By Reuters Staff
January 22, 2010

NEW YORK, Jan 21 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama is looking at limiting risk-taking at banks.

Obama threatens fight with banks on new risk rules

By Reuters Staff
January 22, 2010

By Jeff Mason and Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama threatened to fight Wall Street banks on Thursday with new proposals to limit financial risk taking, sending stocks and the dollar tumbling.

Obama proposes new U.S. risk rules for banks

By Reuters Staff
January 21, 2010

By Jeff Mason and Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama proposed stricter limits on financial risk-taking on Thursday in a new populist-tinged move that sent bank shares lower and aimed to shore up his own political base.