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As we noted recently with the exclusive release of  internal documents on the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), even amongst those who are championing the proposal, there are a huge number of concerns. Well, those concerns are growing by the week, …

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The Times reports today on another round of exclusive documents leaked by Open Europe, this time regarding European Commission plans to regulate the ‘shadow banking sector’. See here and here for the docs.A rather niche story you might think but it…

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As was made evident by the internal memo about the EU financial transaction tax (FTT) – that we exclusively published yesterday – there are plenty of concerns amongst the supposed champions of the idea. Today, another heavyweight institution raised the…

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The European Commission, of course, doesn’t get what the fuss is about, but some countries that are meant to participate in the much-criticised EU financial transaction tax now seem to be going very cold on the idea. Or at least on the way the tax is d…

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The discussion over bank bonuses has been heating up inrecent days. Discussions between EU ministers, the European Parliament and the Commission (so-called trialogues) are restarting today as the three try to reach an agreement on the rules for bank bo…

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A lot has been written over the past few weeks regarding the easing of the Basel III banking rules, which we’ve been meaning to cover but didn’t get round to doing. The specifics and details have been well covered so instead we’ll look at some of motiv…

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