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Deferred publication regime ‘flawed’
Friday 27 Jan 2012 | [email protected]
A leading trade body is calling for European regulators to revise the deferred publication regime for equity post trade transparency saying the current reporting delays permitted under MiFID regime are “flawed” and will damage the market.
UK slammed on Hester’s £1m bonus
Friday 27 Jan 2012 | Andrew Hickley
The UK government has been slammed after it emerged that Royal Bank of Scotland chief Stephen Hester will receive a bonus of almost £1m (€1.2m/$1.6m) for his efforts in 2011.
EU launches backlash on Volcker rule
Barnier and Geithner - photo by European Commission Friday 27 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The European Commission has threatened to replicate extraterritorial measures in Europe if US does not drop similar proposals being brought in under the Volcker rule.
Barnier admits delay to ‘overdue’ bail-ins
Friday 27 Jan 2012 | Andrew Hickley
EU internal market commissioner Michel Barnier has admitted he will delay proposals for mandatory bank bail-ins until “the worst of the crisis” is over.
Diamond warns against ‘Balkanisation’
Thursday 26 Jan 2012 | Andrew Hickley
Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond has warned global regulators against enacting protectionist measures and a “Balkanisation” of regulation as banks look to boost global growth.
ABI: UK insurers must keep EU links
Thursday 26 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The head of the ABI has called on UK insurers to maintain strong alliances with European markets fearing the recent UK veto on the EU Treaty could jeopardise Britain’s negotiations.
FSA releases reverse takeover rules
Thursday 26 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The UK financial watchdog has released stricter proposed rules on reverse takeovers to prevent private UK companies from buying listed firms merely as a back door route to going public.
EU Parliament site hit by hacktivists
Thursday 26 Jan 2012 | Andrew Hickley
The European Parliament has found itself the latest victim of the internet activist group Anonymous, which has taken down the parliament’s website in protest at controversial proposals.
George Soros: New year, same crisis
Thursday 26 Jan 2012 | George Soros / Project Syndicate
We need a new way to get out of the eurozone crisis and this should involve the EFSF and the ESM alongside the ECB, says George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management and of the Open Society Institute.
Merkel: Leaders must dare for ‘more Europe’
Thursday 26 Jan 2012 | Andrew Hickley
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that European leaders must “dare to have more Europe” as part of fiscal integration measures needed to shrug off the sovereign debt crisis.
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