GLOBAL - Have you missed the biggest stories in pensions this week? Find out below, as we list the top 10 most popular stories on www.globalpensions.com over the past seven days.
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Irish pension levy 'will not be increased' - Government
IRELAND - The levy imposed on pension funds to finance a plan to create 100,000 jobs over the next four years will not be increased or extended, the Government has pledged.
APG hunts for co-investors in hedge fund seeding programme
NETHERLANDS - Pension fund manager APG is looking for an additional €100m ($144m) for its hedge fund seeding platform IMQubator, before closing it to new investors, and plans to launch a second seeder fund.
Solvency II-style requirements in place by the end of the decade
EUROPE - The European Commission will extend capital requirements for pension schemes across Europe as early as 2016, industry sources say.
New tax coming for Irish private pensions
IRELAND - The government plans to reveal details of a new pension tax next week to reap savings of about €2bn ($3bn), in a move the Irish Association of Pension Funds calls an "attack" on savings.
Proposed Budget: The impact on superannuation
AUSTRALIA - The proposed Budget for the 2011/2012 financial year saw widespread, if incremental, cuts and reforms to certain programmes and tax structures, together with and an expansion of jobs and health-related social programmes.
EFAMA lays out corporate governance and RI codes
EUROPE - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has unveiled new codes of conduct on responsible investing and corporate governance.
Australia opens access to infrastructure investment
AUSTRALIA - The Government has signalled its desire to encourage superannuation fund and private sector investment in infrastructure projects in its 2011-2012 budget by proposing to remove tax impediments, reduce sovereign risk and increase transparency around the pipeline of proposed projects.
QE3 would cause dollar to collapse - M&G
US - A third round of quantitative easing in the US would lead to the collapse of the dollar, M&G's Jim Leaviss has warned.
60% of US corporate DB plans closed
US - Some 60% of all US corporate defined benefit plans are closed to new entrants, SEI found.
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers