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Finance Magazine - July 2008 Issue

 
Care needed in responding to the credit crisis at regulatory level
 
House prices to fall up to 40 per cent in this ‘savage’ correction: FINANCE economists poll
The ‘savage’ house price correction now fully underway in the Irish market will see prices falling by 20 to 40 per cent, peak to trough, before bottoming out, according to a panel of the leading Irish economists polled in Finance this month.
Interest rates to hold firm into next year, followed by an easing in the second half
Pressures from rising oil and food prices are dissuading the ECB from cutting interest rates, according to respondents in FINANCE’s Interest Rate & Property Survey.
Interview: Paul Atkins on credit rating agency regulation
An SEC proposal to remove all references that expresses reliance upon credit ratings is part of the ongoing refinement of approach towards credit rating agencies, according to US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner, Paul Atkins in this exclusive interview with FINANCE. Atkins says he and the SEC will watch with ‘interest’ the developments following Commissioner McCreevy’s call for a registration and oversight system in Europe that McCreevy announced at the Finance Dublin Global Financial Services Centres Conference conference on June 16th, which was also addressed by Commissioner Atkins.
Industry split over regulation of credit rating agencies
Charlie McCreevy, the European Internal Markets Commissioner, recently announced at the Finance Dublin Conference his intention to table legislation in the autumn to regulate the activities of credit rating agencies. However industry response to the move has been more mixed with some seeing regulation as a way to restore market confidence and others see problems with the regulation of credit rating agencies is unlikely to prevent future crises.
Regulator calls for greater self governance of incentives for executives
Collins Stewart chairman explains value of ISTC model
‘Foot dragging’ must not cause Code of Conduct to fail
Unaccustomed to financial insecurity: the plight of the wealthy
Credit markets crisis continues
Flight to quality in volatile markets
Complexity of the UK system behind multinational HQs move to Ireland
Incentivising us to be greener - what can tax do?
VAT: the top global tax risk for business today - how are you managing it?
Interacting with a changing legislative & technical environment
Leading a big 4 accountancy firm
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