Financial Regulatory Forum

EU, U.S., Latin America initial banana deal to end decades-old dispute

December 15, 2009

By Jonathan Lynn

GENEVA, Dec 15 (Reuters) – The European Union and United States initialled a deal on Tuesday with Latin American, African and Caribbean nations ending a decades-old trade war over bananas.

US voters believe there are enough financial regulations – poll

October 20, 2009

WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Most Americans believe enough regulations are on the books to avoid another financial crisis, a new poll found on Tuesday in a sign of dampening enthusiasm for more rules.

US House to act on financial reform in November – Hoyer

October 6, 2009

House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (file photo).  WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to debate financial regulatory reform next month, Democratic leader Steny Hoyer said on Tuesday.

U.S., Swiss formally sign new tax treaty

September 23, 2009

WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. and Swiss governments on Wednesday formally signed a new tax treaty, which the Obama Administration said furthers its efforts to combat international tax evasion.

U.S. to push for new economic world order at G20

September 21, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands before speaking about the economy during a visit to Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York, September 21, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque   (UNITED STATES POLITICS BUSINESS)By Alister Bull

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States wants world leaders to agree this week to launch a major rethink of the world economy in November as they try to strengthen the global economy after its near meltdown.

US may sell its 34 pct Citigroup stake, aims to finish by spring 2010 – report

September 15, 2009

Sept 14 (Reuters) – The United States is exploring selling stock acquired in Citigroup Inc rescue, Bloomberg news reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
The report said the Treasury Department and Citigroup have begun talks on how government could sell the 34 percent stake. The Treasury Department may start unloading the stake as soon as October, and complete the process within the next 6-8 months, the report said.