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B20 presses for further changes in regulation of trade finance (September 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Sep 1, 2012

B20 presses for further changes in regulation of trade finance (September 2012)

Recent changes introduced to the Basel agreement on capital requirements have sought to assuage concerns about how the recent Basel agreement reforms might affect trade finance. This article reports on on the response by a sector of the business community (the Business 20) to such changes.

Macroeconomic impacts of commodity price volatility: G20 Report (July 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Jul 5, 2012

Macroeconomic impacts of commodity price volatility: G20 Report (July 2012)

The article provides a commentary on a study issued by the G20 this year on the subject macroeconomic impacts of excessive commodity price volatility on growth and the identification of policy options that countries could consider. 

Click here for a more general assessment of the outcomes of the Summit regarding the global economic recovery, financial regulation and IMF reform.

G20 Bailed Out by European Crisis (July 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Jun 30, 2012

G20 Bailed Out by European Crisis (July 2012)

This report provides an assessment of the outcomes of the G20 Summit held in the city of Los Cabos, Mexico, on June 18-19 2012, regarding the global economic recovery, financial regulation and IMF reform.

Click here for a related report on the outcomes of a G20 Study on Macroeconomic Impacts of Commodity Price Volatility, also addressed at the Los Cabos Summit.

Trade in financial services and development - Memo (June 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Jun 25, 2012

Trade in financial services and development - Memo (June 2012)

On 26 June 2012, the WTO’s Committee on Trade in Financial Services hosted a workshop to examine the role of trade in financial services and development. In a jointly-written memorandum delivered to delegates on the eve of such workshop, SOMO and Center of Concern provided a brief introduction to some of the concerns and analysis essential to a robust discussion of the two main issue areas on the workshop’s agenda: (1) Trade in financial services’ contribution to economic growth and development, and (2) Financial services liberalization, financial regulation and financial stability.

Financial Transaction Tax right tool to meet human rights obligations, CSOs say (June 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Jun 20, 2012

Financial Transaction Tax right tool to meet human rights obligations, CSOs say (June 2012)

In the lead up of an important gathering of European Heads of State on June 28-29, 2012, the “A Bottom Up Approach to Righting Financial Regulation” initiative organized a letter making the human rights case for the adoption of a financial transaction tax in their upcoming deliberations.

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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