15, 11, 2010

Financial News, November 2010 – “Merkel highlights fault lines in the euro”

German chancellor Angela Merkel has said she aims to ensure that holders of sovereign debt bonds will experience a partial loss of principal if there is a bailout of a […]

01, 10, 2010

Offshore Investment, October 2010 – “Over-regulation of the banking sector will choke off the recovery”

Official responses to the crisis in global banking point to more focussed and localised banks, pursuing a narrower range of activities, at a time when corporates are cash-rich and looking […]

22, 09, 2010

Fund Strategy, November 2010 – “Single currency, many differences”

Unlike sterling, which is backed by Britain’s bullion and currency reserves and tax receipts, the political risk around the euro is a Venn diagram of European central banks and nation […]

08, 09, 2010

The Treasurer, September 2010 – “Ask the Experts: Smaller can be better”

With greater regulation in Europe following the credit crunch, how will corporate treasurers secure the global services they require from their banking partners? Tim Allison, Group Treasurer, Logica: We have […]

01, 09, 2010

Business Money, September 2010 – ” Basell III – Raising banks’ Tier 1 capital hurdle to 7% does not give stablilty assurance as their capital adequacy computations are self-certified”

Global regulators have today agreed a new deal to impose a 7% Tier 1 capital hurdle for banks to reach by 2019. This is aimed at increasing bank stability and […]

30, 06, 2010

International Adviser, June 2010 – “New levies threaten overseas bank offices”

The IMF has made proposals for new taxes on banks’ activities; the US and UK governments have floated ideas for Stability and Activity Taxes; the EU, through Commissioner Michel Barnier, […]

30, 04, 2010

Financial Sector Technology Magazine, June 2012 – ‘IMF proposes two new bank taxes’

By Neil Ainger The financial services industry is potentially facing two new global taxes proposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to pay for any future bailouts and restructure incentives […]