Volumes slump on European stock markets

Slide tracks political worries and points to a difficult summer

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The nuclear power plant site of Areva in Tricastin, southern France, Friday, Nov 25, 2011. France's president tries to defend nuclear energy and persuade voters it's the cheapest, cleanest option for the future even as other countries abandon it after Japan's nuclear disaster in favor of safer energy sources. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool) ©AP
Clearing houses have been likened to nuclear power stations – necessary, but you would not want them to fail
portrait M. Steven Maijoor ; chair of European Securities and Markets Authority. Paris

European clearers pass first stress tests

Regulator assesses risk managers for potential systemic shocks

China warns off commodity market punters

Text message warning to retail speculators is latest effort to prevent a bubble

Derivatives houses win Fed access

Brokers will be able to park margin money at the US central bank

EU near to ending CDS investigation

Brussels says it has won concessions from Markit and Isda

LSE clarifies official’s comments

Exchange issues statement following pressure from UK Takeover Panel

SEC revives stock monitoring plans

Vast computer system to track $23tn share trading in real time

Competition and Markets Authority booklets

ICE’s $650m Trayport deal set for lengthy probe

UK Competition and Markets Authority likely to launch probe

Tradition to launch collateral trading

Swiss interdealer broker sets sights on European repo market

NYSE head challenges trading fee reforms

So-called maker taker model has raised industry concerns