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Huw Jones' s stories

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  • European banks face €460bn capital bill, fines

    People & Markets | 23 July 2011

    Banks in the European Union could face fines of up to 10% of turnover if they fail to comply with tougher capital and liquidity rules, the bloc’s internal market commissioner Michel Barnier has said.

  • UK to shine light on bank-insurer liquidity swaps

    People & Markets | 30 July 2011

    Banks that want to swap assets with insurers to boost liquidity will have to let regulators know in advance so that risks can be properly assessed, the UK’s Financial Services Authority has proposed.

  • UK to sue ECB over clearing

    People & Markets | 16 September 2011

    The UK plans to sue the European Central Bank over a new rule that will force clearing houses to be located in the eurozone if they handle large amounts of euro-denominated securities.

  • EU Tax

    Europe proposes Tobin tax

    People & Markets | 30 September 2011

    The European Union’s executive has proposed a bloc-wide tax on financial transactions, which it said would raise €57bn a year. However, banks have described the plan as nonsense, and the UK said it would only suppo

  • Basel Committee approves big-bank surcharge

    People & Markets | 30 September 2011

    The Basel Committee of global regulators has finalised disputed plans to force 28 of the world’s top banks to hold up to 2.5% in extra capital, to bolster their ability to withstand any future global credit crunch. The additional surcharge, described as “anti-American” by JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon, is expected to be given final endorsement at a summit of world leaders in November.

  • Bank regulators ease trade finance rules

    People & Markets | 28 October 2011

    Banking regulators have eased their capital reserves rules in order to boost trade with low-income countries, sparking calls from global trade chiefs for further flexibility.

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    Analysis: UK faces balancing act with Libor reform proposals

    Capital City | 26 September 2012

    (Reuters) - Britain is expected to propose that Libor, the interest rate at the centre of a rigging scandal, is anchored to real transactions and that an industry body is stripped of its supervisory role to restore trust in the benchmark.

  • FSA

    UK watchdog to review banks' role in trade finance

    Capital City | 27 September 2012

    (Reuters) - Britain’s financial watchdog has begun reviewing whether banks that grease the wheels of international commerce have proper controls to spot crime.

  • UK seeks to mend "broken" Libor, not scrap it

    Ticker | 28 September 2012

    (Reuters) - Britain’s top financial watchdog delivered a 10-point plan to fix Libor but stopped short of scrapping the benchmark interest rate in a much-awaited reform of a system plagued by scandal.

  • RWA 'labyrinth' under focus

    People & Markets | 01 February 2013

    Global regulators will review how their rules are used by banks to determine the size of capital buffers after an initial probe showed variations big enough to confuse investors.

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