Friday, 11 September 2009

Financial sector in urgent need of reform: Sri Mulyani

Governments urgently need to improve the regulatory framework and supervision of the financial sector, as loopholes in the financial services industry led to the global economic crisis. During the G20 meeting that concluded in London last week, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said Monday there should be “significant corrections” to supervision and regulation in the financial sector to avoid the kind of “careless behavior and excessive risk-taking” by those operating in the financial services industry that triggered the economic crisis. Such behavior has caused governments worldwide to spend taxpayers’ money to bailout failing financial institutions to avoid worsening global economic conditions.
Source: PA Asia, The Jakarta Post, p.13, September 08, 2009

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