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On 12 June 2012, the Federal banking agencies formally proposed for comment, in three separate but related proposals, significant changes to the US regulatory capital framework.
The future of the European single currency stands precariously balanced. While hoping for the best outcome, prudent financial planning requires businesses to at least consider once unthinkable thoughts about the possible withdrawal of one or more member states from the single currency or even its demise altogether.
As the US bank regulatory agencies continue their efforts to implement the Volcker Rule under increasing political pressure to stiffen the Rule’s requirements, it is worth revisiting how the Rule, in its current proposed form, might affect non-U.S. banks and their activities even outside the US.
In the UK, there has recently been significant media coverage of market abuse in the context of “wall-crossing”, the process by which a securities offering is selectively pre-marketed to potential investors before the deal is publicly announced.