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Federal Reserve Board proposes to create term deposit facility
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 28 2009

Today the Federal Reserve Board announced that it had proposed amendments to Regulation D, which addresses reserve requirements for depository institutions


Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission continues hearings on shadow banking system
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

Yesterday, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) held the second of a two-day hearing entitled "The Shadow Banking System."


GAO issues new TARP report
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2009

Yesterday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) entitled "Continued Stewardship Needed as Treasury Develops Strategies for Monitoring and Divesting Financial Interests in Chrysler and GM."


FDIC holds roundtable discussion on investing in failed banks
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2010

Yesterday, senior FDIC officials held a roundtable discussion with a number of pension funds, investment managers, and other interested groups regarding the FDIC Statement of Policy on the Acquisition of Failed Insured Institutions, which was published last September


Bank of England releases Financial Stability Report
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 18 2009

Today the Bank of England published its bi-annual Financial Stability Report, which assesses financial conditions affecting financial stability and suggests ways to strengthen the financial system


Dexia and European regulators agree on restructuring deal
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union
  • February 10 2010

Last Friday, financial services group Dexia SA announced that it had reached an agreement with the European Commission relating to its restructuring plan


Results of EU-wide banking stress tests are released
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union
  • October 2 2009

Yesterday, the Committee of European Banking Supervisors ("CEBS") presented the results of a European Union-wide forward-looking "stress tests" of the banking system to the ECOFIN Ministers and Governors


Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on the future of the mortgage market
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2009

Earlier today, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing entitled "Future of the Mortgage Market and the Housing Enterprises" to discuss the current state of the mortgage market, regulatory changes that may occur, the future role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the "Housing Enterprises"), and the role of the Federal Housing Finance Agency in achieving meaningful change


European Commission adopts Communication on EU banking crisis management framework
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union
  • October 21 2009

The European Commission (EC) announced yesterday that it has adopted a Communication on an EU framework for crisis management in the banking sector


President announces small business initiatives
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2009

During a speech in Maryland on Tuesday, President Obama provided an overview of the Administration’s new proposed small business initiatives