| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:28 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Fund managers may face tougher scrutiny by global regulators than planned after their intense lobbying against a first proposal backfired, industry sources and G20 officials said.
A global G20 task force is rethinking its initial...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:01 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - The world's top banks have backed the bulk of recommendations from regulators to reform the setting of the leading global currency benchmark following allegations of market rigging, making changes inevitable.
The $5.3 trillion-a-day...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:42 AM
As rows of Bethlehem police officers armed with batons and wearing riot gear marched in unison across a grassy field, two horses with the department's mounted unit trotted behind.
Just like the officers in the civil disturbance drill, the horses wore...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:03 AM
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia is urging the Group of 20 advanced and emerging countries to put more emphasis on boosting global trade in their proposals for economic growth, particularly in the wake of last week's collapsed World Trade Organization...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:08 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Global regulators will implement a twin-track approach to ensuring interest rate benchmarks are less prone to manipulation, recommending safeguards to the current system as well as developing alternatives.
Ten banks and brokerages...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Think of him as China’s Stephen Colbert – only his patriotism shtick isn’t a put-on. For years, TV news anchor Rui Chenggang has been a China booster and an icon for China’s global “soft power” push. But in a...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Tell me your Ukraine and I will tell you who you are. The Ukrainian crisis is a political Rorschach test, not just for individuals but also for states. What it reveals is not encouraging for the West.
It turns out that Vladimir Putin has more admirers...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Last week, at the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings at Normandy, we remembered how Australian airmen flew overhead as Americans and Allied forces surged ashore with extraordinary bravery and at great cost. Overlooking those sacred shores, we paid...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 7:14 PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. made clear this week that it wants the International Monetary Fund to be the emergency lender for countries like Ukraine, but American lawmakers have persistently refused to give the IMF the additional financial firepower...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 2:32 AM
MOSCOW -- Russia will hold off on further loans and aid to Ukraine in the wake of the tumultuous leadership changes under way in the former Soviet republic until it becomes clear “with what government we will cooperate,” Finance Minister Anton...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:06 PM
MOSCOW — Russia will withhold further loans and aid to Ukraine in the wake of the tumultuous leadership changes underway in the former Soviet republic until it becomes clear who will be in charge in the new interim government, Finance Minister Anton...