Financial Regulatory Forum

Major global banks split on regulation battle

January 29, 2010

By Lisa Jucca and Martin Howell

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 29 (Reuters) – The world’s top financiers are at odds about how to fight back against a global push for tougher financial regulation, with commercial and investment banks struggling to reach common ground.

Wall Street hits back at Obama’s bank plan

January 28, 2010

By Martin Howell and Tamora Vidaillet

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Wall Street executives welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to create jobs and a softening of his attack on banks, but questioned on Thursday whether proposals in his State of the Union address would become law.

BREAKINGVIEWS-Sarkozy’s anti-market rhetoric misconceived

January 28, 2010

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DAVOS – Business warns regulation may crimp recovery

January 27, 2010

By Ben Hirschler and Martin Howell

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Global business leaders warned Western governments on Wednesday that a populist crackdown on the financial industry could crimp a fragile recovery from the worst recession since the 1930s.