BELO HORIZONTE/ BRASILIA, Nov 27- With leaking windows, moldy walls and piles of paper where you might expect computers, the office of Brazil's National Department of Mineral Production speaks volumes about the regulation of the country's mining industry. Understaffed and underfunded because of long-delayed changes to Brazil's mining laws, the agency is now...» Read More
We have more opinions on the regulation of hedge funds. Tomorrow (Wednesday) the S.E.C. meets to consider new rules for hedge funds--which S.E.C. Chairman Christopher Cox calls "risky investments that are not for mom and pop." This year's Amaranth meltdown would seem to support that view (Amaranth lost $6.5 billion in one month in 2006.
Many pediatricians want the new Democratic congress to ban junk food ads on kids shows. The American Academy of Pediatricians is calling on the FCC to impose limits on ads saying that advertising has an impact on crucial areas of child development. Would that be protecting the health of our children...or just regulation run rampant and censorship?
An Italian administrative court has ruled in favor of a government decision to block Autostrade's deal with Spanish infrastructure company Abertis Infraestructuras, Autostrade said Thursday.
The new movie "Blood Diamond" hasn't even hit theaters (it opens on Friday) but already it's stirring up quite a bit of controversy--over the use of so-called "conflict diamonds" to fund some of Africa's bloodiest civil wars. Given the sensitive subject matter, the diamond industry--which logs about half of all sales this time of year--has launched a massive PR campaign to offset any potential consumer backlash.
The Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously to propose tightening restrictions intended to combat manipulative short selling ahead of stock offerings.
Hedge funds are heading into a rough few weeks. Many funds are looking at some pretty average returns this year--and if that's not bad enough--the industry faces U.S. Congressional hearings starting tomorrow on regulations and insider trading. William Galvin is Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts...
U.S. capital markets can be made more competitive globally by reducing regulation and exposure to litigation for companies, a panel of businessmen and academics linked to the Bush administration said in a report released Wednesday night.