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Business 26 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

US, Australian securities regulators sign accord

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. and Australian stock exchanges and brokers could be allowed to operate in each other's countries without being subject to most local regulation, under a new agreement between regulators.

Business 15 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Financial power shifts from Wall Street to Washington.

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S.'s financial power center has shifted from Wall Street to Washington.

Business 15 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Obama eyes tighter controls on banks, Wall Street

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama is ready to roll out an overhaul of the intricate rules and systems that govern America's troubled financial institutions, proposing the most ambitious revision since the Great Depression of the noshade size=-1 width=50%>

Business 12 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

SEC head urges Congress to act on derivatives

WASHINGTON: The government's top securities regulator called Thursday for Congress to impose new oversight on financial derivatives, warning that allowing risky instruments like credit default swaps to continue unfettered could bring further economic damage.

Business 30 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Workers march on Wall Street, protest big banks

NEW YORK: Thousands of workers and union leaders marched on Wall Street on Thursday to express their anger over lost jobs, the U.S. taxpayer-funded bailout of financial institutions and questionable lending practices by big banks.

Business 13 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Foreclosure halt could hit US investors

WASHINGTON: A United States-wide foreclosure moratorium could penalise pension funds, insurance companies and other investors and make new loans more expensive, an investor group and industry experts warned on Monday.

Business 31 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Geithner met Wall Street executives last month

WASHINGTON: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner met with executives from several top Wall Street banks and with representatives from a foreign government investment fund last month to discuss the implementation of a new, sweeping financial regulatory reform law.

Business 10 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

Have rating agencies regained credibility with US downgrade?

WITH the downgrade in the US credit rating, the crucial role of credit rating agencies has resurfaced - this time in a favourable light.

Business 08 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Wall Street needs women, younger clients to compete: Krawcheck

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street must raise its appeal to the next generation of investors and female professionals to remain competitive in the wealth management industry, the former head of Bank of America's wealth management unit said on Monday.

AseanPlus News 04 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

There’s more to the oil frenzy than Iran’s antics

ONE day Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gets the rap for surging oil prices; the next day an improving global economy gets the credit for it. There’s some truth to both these explanations, though neither tells the full story.