Tobin tax threatens economic viability of ‘repo’ market – ICMA

We at Ethical Markets  have advocated a financial transactions tax  for many years and now it is need more than ever to curb high-frequency trading , best as a “ cancellation fee”  since most HFT orders  are cancelled within milliseconds  and are just  a form of “ front-running”  – Hazel …

EU gives member states green light to introduce Financial Transaction Tax

EU gives member states green light to introduce Financial Transaction Tax   EUROPE – European Union finance ministers have given 11 member states the green light to implement the controversial Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). The news comes a month after a majority of MEPs gave the same member states the go-ahead …

As 2013 begins, the introduction of a financial transaction tax (FTT) in a selection of European countries looks closer to becoming reality then ever.

  After a first (failed) attempt by the European Commission to introduce a common system for a broad based FTT in the EU in 2011, the proposal has gained new life when 11 Eurozone countries were able to agree on the proposal and move it forward under the ‘enhanced cooperation …

Imposed Austerity vs Chosen Simplicity: Who Will Pay For Which Adjustments?

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German Finance Minister Schauble Calls for a Eurozone Tobin Tax

We at Ethical Markets have called for a Global Financial Transactions Tax, but this is a start!, Hazel Henderson, Editor German Finance Minister Schäuble Calls for a Eurozone Tobin Tax Posted: 31 Oct 2011 12:12 AM PDT A key German finance leader is talking tough about financial reform. But will …

Use subordinated debt as asset-liability match, says Cairn Capital

Use subordinated debt as asset-liability match, says Cairn Capital Asset manager urges investment in financial institution debt to solve portfolio mismatch. 04/10/11 Green investment by pension funds needs stable regulatory environment – OECD Over half of corporate pension funds have SRI strategy in place, says Eurosif Carlos Joly: I support …