MUMBAI, Aug 27- India's markets regulator plans to overhaul the corporate debt market by pushing all issuance onto an electronic platform as early as November, sources with direct knowledge of the plan told Reuters, in a bid to boost market activity. The Securities and Exchange Board of India will announce the proposal drafted by an internal regulatory panel...» Read More
The French government has passed an economic reform bill by decree. Christian Keller, economist at Barclays weighs in on the rare, but "good move."
Did the U.S. undertake enough financial reform during the 2008 banking crisis? Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political science at Berkeley University, says he's worried they didn't.
Discussing the Greek debt negotiations, Alexander Stubbs, Prime Minister of Finland, says that it's clear that for the euro zone it was "18 to 1", saying that they are willing to extend the program, but Greece must commit to the structural reforms.
When will the European Central Bank's bond-buying scheme benefit the European economy? Jim Russell, portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor, says it won't have benefits until late 2015
Many pundits have written off cooperation between Obama and the GOP-controlled Congress. But not so fast, says Scott Paul.
Recent moves by the Swiss and Chinese are about one thing: credibility. Washington, on the other hand, has zero credibility, says hedge-fund manager Bill Ehrman.
Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia of ING Financial Markets, says November's rate cut will soon begin to bear fruit for mortgage lending.
Panicos Demetriades, former Cyprus central bank governor and professor of financial economics at the University of Leicester, discusses the country's economy and its reform plans, ahead of the first ECB meeting of 2015.
As the global coalition for growth expands, it's important that each new addition adds value and has a clearly defined role, says this Treasury official.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's labour reforms are a "step in the right direction", according to Anatoli Annenkov, senior European economist at Societe Generale, who argues that much more is needed, nevertheless.
Continued reform and measures to encourage banks to lend in Europe would be better than outright sovereign quantitative easing says Paras Anand, head of European equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.
The European Central Bank will fulfil its mandate in the next weeks, says Emmanuel Macron, French economy minister, adding that France will put forth further reforms to parliament.
A bid by China to rein in its "shadow banking" activity is producing results, thanks to slowing economic growth and tighter regulation.
Repeated scandals at banks' trading desks show the sector's compensation must be regulated to stop encouraging misconduct, BOE Gov. Mark Carney said.
Lloyds will next week announce plans to cut 9,000 jobs over the next three years, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Treasury is proposing a new regulation to make the financial system more transparent, says Undersecretary David Cohen.
Key Wall Street executives called for reform to some trading fees that could be causing market distortions and increased use of dark pools.
The FHFA filed 18 lawsuits against Goldman and other banks in 2011 over about $200 billion in mortgage-backed securities that later went sour.
Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International, comments on Shinzo Abe's new measures and says their benefits won't be felt until next year at the earliest.
There is something seriously wrong with bank regulation and litigation in the US today, says bank analyst Dick Bove.