European bank regulation

The EU’s banking union plans seek to place eurozone banks under the overarching supervision of the ECB, followed by the creation of a bank resolution scheme for the bloc and, eventually, a common deposit scheme

Novo Banco action sets dangerous precedent

Retroactive confiscation of foreign bondholders’ assets tests EU law and ECB’s mettle

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More predictability would be welcome, the state did the right thing
Common deposit insurance will reduce the risk of future crises
Eurozone banks and sovereigns remain tightly embraced
GERMANY, FRANKFURT - DECEMBER 03: Exterior view of the building of the European Central Bank (ECB). In the foreground the artwork Gravity and Growth by Guiseppe Penone. (Photo by Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images)
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ECB under fire over Novo Banco bond hit

Investors rage at new regime for winding up failing banks

Investors cry foul over bank bail-ins

Tough rules for failing lenders introduced across EU this year

New EU authority budgets for 10 failed banks

SRB issues tender for necessary legal and accounting advice

Germany warns on eurozone bank plan

EU treaties must be amended first, Schäuble says

Brussels warns Italy on banking union

Juncker makes appeal days after Rome clears recapitalisation

Brussels plans for bank guarantee fund

Deposit guarantee seen as ‘final pillar’ in EU banking union

Italy squares up to bad loans problem

Bank resolution fund will raise €3.6bn to restructure four lenders

Brussels plans deposit guarantee fund

Risk-sharing move to shore up euro set to enrage Berlin

ECB seeks to harmonise bank rules

Central bank faces opposition from some national regulators

Europe pushes on with bank bailout scheme

Move seen as key to boost confidence in lenders

Banks rail against tougher ECB rules

Extra capital charges likely to choke off lending to businesses

IMF appoints eurozone integration backer

Obstfeld is former adviser to President Obama

Paris attacks UK’s EU bank reform opt-out

Dry run in UK push for special treatment within single market

Commerzbank files lawsuit against Heta

German lender challenges Austrian bad bank

Austrian bank regime spooks investors

Vienna is first in EU to apply resolution

ECB capital warning for Europe’s banks

Supervisor forecasts more equity raisings after rules clampdown

Paris and Berlin strike bank fund deal

Agreement eases French lenders’ payments into €55bn facility

Poland criticises eurozone banking union

Central bank intends to keep control of macroprudential policy