Tarullo advises against de-regulation

Federal Reserve governor Daniel Tarullo warns against a US deregulatory push as memories of financial crisis are still fresh

Agustin Carstens to lead Bank for International Settlements

Governor of the Bank of Mexico to take over at the Bank for International Settlements in October 2017

Hong Kong and Switzerland agree reciprocal access

Hong Kong and Switzerland agree reciprocal market access for fund managers to retail investors

EC completes commodity speculation rules

Rules to curb speculation in food-related commodities have been amended by the European Commission, but critics remain unconvinced that they will perform as intended

Bank of England

Quest for Libor alternatives grows more urgent

Regulators are struggling to find LIBOR alternatives, though there are hopes that replacements will emerge this year.

Singapore skyline

Singapore takes pragmatic approach to fostering fintech

Singapore takes fostering fintech seriously and does so by taking a pragmatic and balanced approach ensuring that new ideas are not prematurely snuffed out by overly burdensome rules.

CFTC’s Giancarlo dismisses March derivatives deadline

CFTC commissioner warns that new rules are undermining uncleared derivatives trades and draining liquidity from secondary markets


Bank of England stress tests widely seen as credible

The Bank of England stress tests were seen as tough enough to be credible, but still drew criticism from some quarters.


TCFD aims to harmonise climate change risk disclosures

A big part of formulating climate change policy is having the right information. A task force led by the Financial Stability Board hopes to provide just that, following the release of a voluntary financial disclosure regime for publicly listed companies. 

EU global banks see increase in CET1 capital

EU globally systemically important banks saw their highest rise in common equity tier 1 capital in Q3 2016 for two years, largely thanks to reductions in risk-weighted assets

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