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Bank Demand for ECB Loans Less than Expected - 18 September 2014

The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched the first round of its stimulus programmme aimed at getting banks to lend more to revive the eurozone economy, but the demand for cheap credit fell below expectations ...

Sibos Attendees to be Subject to Health Check - 18 September 2014

Delegates attending the Sibos 2014 conference, to be held in Boston from September 29 to October 2, have been told to expect additional safety measures to protect against infectious illnesses ...

OECD Tax Proposals Tighten Screws on Multinationals - 16 September 2014

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published a package of draft rules and progress reports in the latest stage of the campaign to update international tax rules ...

China Crackdowns Deter Foreign Investment - 16 September 2014

China is finding it increasingly difficult to attract foreign investors, according to the latest data from the country’s ministry of commerce ...

New Capital ‘Transforming the Reinsurance Market’ - 16 September 2014

Around US$20bn of new capital has entered the reinsurance market in the past two years, through investments in insurance-linked securities (ILS), funds and the special purpose vehicles dubbed ‘sidecars’ ...

AIG Launches Cyber Cover for UK’s SMEs - 16 September 2014

Insurer AIG has partnered with cyber security company IASME Consortium and insurance broker Sutcliffe & Co to launch a cyber product for the UK’s small and medium enterprises ...

Chinese ETFs Closed to New Investors - 15 September 2014

Strong international demand for Chinese equities has forced some providers of exchange traded funds (ETFs), including Deutsche Bank, to close products to new investment, reports the Financial Times ...

Companies ‘Don’t Realise Value of Procurement’ - 15 September 2014

Only one in 10 chief financial officers (CFOs) have been engaged successfully and recognise the value and contribution of their procurement team, while measurement of procurement value is not uniform suggest a survey ...