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Financial regulation and gender equality: is there a connection?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Aug 2, 2013

Financial regulation and gender equality: is there a connection?

 

The global financial crisis led to greater job loss and poverty among women than men while rising food prices and responsibility for social reproduction take excessive tolls on the livelihoods of women.

A new primer prepared by the “A bottom up approach to righting financial regulation initiative” argues that financial crises and austerity measures adversely impact women in particular and, proposes paths for regulation and recovery to take women’s rights and concerns into account.

 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Mar 18, 2013

CoC holds workshop for Asian governments on regional monetary cooperation (March 2013)

A workshop “Financial and Macroeconomic Cooperation and Integration in ASEAN against the Background of the European Crisis” was held on March 19 by Center of Concern in cooperation with the German Development Institute and the ASEAN Secretariat. The workshop, held in the city of Jakarta (Indonesia) was attended by officials from Finance Ministries and Central Banks of the ASEAN member countries, academic and think tank experts for an assessment of challenges of regional and monetary financial cooperation in the region.

 

The G20 Track Record in Disciplining the Financial Sector (December 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Dec 1, 2012

The G20 Track Record in Disciplining the Financial Sector (December 2012)

In an article appeared in the last G20 Update – a newsletter published by the Heinrich Boell Foundation— RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari analyzes what has been the progress so far on the different areas of reform of the financial system pledged by the Group of 20.

The article surveys progress in the following areas: financial institutions which are “too big to fail”, derivatives, banking capital requirements, credit rating agencies, shadow banking, financial transparency and tax havens, and IMF reform.

Trade finance: latest revisions to its treatment in Basel III (June 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Jun 12, 2012

Trade finance: latest revisions to its treatment in Basel III (June 2012)

In these remarks, Geneva-based analyst Andrew Cornford explains what was the treatment of trade finance in Basel I, II and III, and what has changed with the reforms released in October 2011. The remarks were delivered at a panel on “Post-crisis financial regulations and their implications” of the UNCTAD Multi-Year Expert Meeting on Services, Development and Trade: the Regulatory and Institutional Dimension.

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