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Don't Expect the Earth to Move

Economic summits can be invaluable during crises, but rebalancing commerce or reforming regulation takes more than a meeting.
Original publication date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 (All day)

By Friday evening, the heads of the world's 20 biggest economies -- from the US to South Africa, encompassing 85 percent of global economic activity -- will have dined, met, lunched, met again, and made their pronouncements.

If history is any judge, there may not be much in the way of immediate or lasting results.

How Europe Began Flexing Financial-Regulation Muscle

Original publication date: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 (All day)

World Leaders Commit to Rein in Financial Bonuses

Original publication date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2009 (All day)

The leaders of 20 of the world's biggest economies committed to a laundry list of executive pay reforms for financial firms, including limiting bonuses to a portion of total net revenues and linking them tightly to share prices. But don't count on sweeping mandates from regulators just yet.

European Regulators Target U.S. Firms

New regulatory efforts by European policymakers may put American banks, insurers, and money managers at a competitive disadvantage
Original publication date: 
Thursday, June 25, 2009 (All day)

President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul financial regulation covers everything from mortgages to hedge funds. But reform efforts in Europe may prove more significant for U.S. companies. European regulators are hashing out new rules for banks, insurers, and money managers that could put U.S. firms at a disadvantage.

Private Equity Waits Out the Feds

More problem banks and less FDIC money mean tough takeover rules could eventually be loosened
Original publication date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2009 (All day)

More problem banks and less FDIC money mean tough takeover rules could eventually be loosened

No Big Fix for Global Finance

New regulations will be tepid—and will leave the global financial system, and taxpayers, at risk
Original publication date: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 (All day)

World leaders are talking bravely about fixing the global financial system. As the Group of Twenty heads toward an important summit in Pittsburgh on Sept. 24-25, they are vowing to bang out a regulatory structure that will keep rich, careless bankers from once again driving their firms to ruin and then getting bailed out by taxpayers.

Fed & Treasury Pitch Pay Rules, But Will They Work?

Original publication date: 
Thursday, October 22, 2009 (All day)

Call it pay day in Washington: The Federal Reserve and Treasury made a splash by unveiling sweeping compensation rules, mostly for executives at banks and other financial companies.

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