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European Commission considers Market Abuse Directive
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union
  • April 21 2009

Earlier this week, the European Commission announced that it was soliciting public comment (termed a "call for evidence") in connection with its review of the Market Abuse Directive


Morris Bank assumes all of the deposits of The Gordon Bank
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2010

On Friday, the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance closed The Gordon Bank, headquartered in Gordon, Georgia, and appointed the FDIC as receiver


House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on regulatory reform
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2009

Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing entitled "Addressing the Need for Comprehensive Regulatory Reform," to discuss in general terms the administration’s plan for regulatory reform


Senate Agriculture Committee holds hearing on financial market regulation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2009

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing entitled "Reforming U.S. Financial Market Regulation.”


House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on FY09 FHA Actuarial Report
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2009

Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing to discuss the the FY09 Federal Housing Administration Actuarial Report


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


Fed Vice Chairman Kohn addresses international concerns
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Global, USA
  • October 23 2009

Earlier today, Donald Kohn, Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, participated in a panel discussion entitled "International Perspective and Experience: What are the lessons we can learn?" at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 54th Economic Conference


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