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    1. July 5, 2015

      Brussels clashes with EU markets watchdog

      An influential MEP has threatened to cut funding to Europe’s markets watchdog after accusing the supervisor of behaving...

    2. June 30, 2015

      Greek bond prices enter default territory

      Prices for benchmark Greek debt were already pricing in a default — or arrears — as electronic trading of the country’s...

    1. June 18, 2015

      Greek regulators battle with short-selling hedge funds

      Greek regulators have been waging a behind-the-scenes battle with a group of mostly London-based hedge funds who have...

    2. June 10, 2015

      Asia appeals for exchanges as regulators get bogged down

      For delegates gathering at the annual International Derivatives Expo in London this week, there were two main items on...

    3. June 7, 2015

      Three Swedish banks accused of ‘closet tracking’

      Three of Sweden’s four largest banks have been accused of mis-selling funds to retail investors as the scrutiny on...

    4. May 17, 2015

      New regulatory measures anger European securitisation industry

      Europe’s struggling securitisation industry has voiced frustration over new regulatory recommendations, in the latest...

    5. April 20, 2015

      Clearing houses hit back at European plans

      A group of seven European derivatives exchanges operators have hit back at regulators’ plans to give investors greater...

    6. March 22, 2015

      Sweden begins crackdown on closet trackers

      The Swedish government has begun an investigation into funds that charge high fees for active management when they...

    7. March 8, 2015

      Row erupts as EU backtracks on index data transparency

      Scandals over the rigging of interbank interest rates such as Libor and Euribor and the alleged fixing of gold and...

    8. February 15, 2015

      Sweden pledges to investigate closet trackers

      The Swedish government is to become the first in Europe to formally investigate closet-tracking funds that charge high...

    9. February 5, 2015

      EU push on dealing commissions meets resistance

      New European rules on dealing commissions aim to cut prices and improve transparency for investors, but brokers are...

    10. February 4, 2015

      Europe exempts FX futures from mandatory clearing

      Europe has exempted mandatory clearing for some derivatives in the $130bn foreign exchange market after the main...

    11. November 23, 2014

      European markets watchdog examines closet trackers

      The European markets watchdog is probing “closet tracking”, which critics say is enabling fund managers to charge high...

    12. October 23, 2014

      The European market data debate

      Few topics in European exchanges stir the passions like price and access market data. Often a delicate subject, it’s...

    13. October 10, 2014

      Europe delays full foreign exchange derivatives reporting

      Europe is to postpone standard reporting of all foreign exchange derivatives trades for more than two years after...

    14. October 2, 2014

      Europe reveals post-crisis swaps rules

      Europe has published rules enforcing compulsory clearing of interest rate swaps from the middle of next year, a key...

    15. September 28, 2014

      Warning on bond risk to euro area

      A group of European regulators has warned about the potential dangers posed to the euro area financial system by bond...

    16. August 26, 2014

      S&P to offer European ‘ratings lite’ product

      Standard & Poor’s is offering medium-sized European companies a “ratings lite” product that would have less onerous...

    17. July 27, 2014

      Europe fights to keep dealing commissions

      Europe’s main markets regulator faces fierce resistance to its plans to stop fund managers paying for investment...

    18. July 24, 2014

      London banks and brokers face research business shake-up

      The City of London’s biggest brokers are contemplating far-reaching changes to their business models ahead of proposed...

    19. July 17, 2014

      Respite for derivatives deals from incoming European rules

      Swaps dealers and banks are set to win a respite from meeting incoming European derivatives rules after regulators...

    20. July 13, 2014

      EU ban on IFA rebates could restrict choice

      Édouard Carmignac, founder and chairman of the eponymous French asset manager, has warned that a planned EU ban on...

    21. July 4, 2014

      Comment: Beware misconceptions over European market data

      The recently agreed European legislation, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid), has given a mandate...

    22. June 17, 2014

      ETF managers push European reform agenda

      BlackRock is leading renewed efforts by participants in the exchange traded funds market to harmonise and improve ETF...

    23. June 15, 2014

      EU regulator: systemic risk is not just about size

      The head of the primary European markets regulator has intervened unexpectedly in the debate over whether asset...

    24. June 11, 2014

      IDX Beat – futures industry regenerates

      It has always seemed apt to hold London’s main annual derivatives industry gathering down the street from the city’s...

    25. June 3, 2014

      S&P censured for erroneous France downgrade alert

      Standard & Poor’s has been censured by the EU securities watchdog for wrongly announcing in 2011 that France’s credit...

    26. May 8, 2014

      Esma proposes moratorium on derivatives deals

      Banks and large swap dealers should be given respite from new European requirements to clear some of their derivatives...

    27. April 20, 2014

      Esma chief warns securities regulators on monitoring risk

      Securities watchdogs have inadequate resources to cope with their new regulatory responsibility for monitoring systemic...

    28. April 14, 2014

      EU clampdown on ‘flash boy’ traders turns technical

      The battle to rein in high-frequency traders in Europe is about to shift to the arcane world of rule writing, as the EU...

    29. February 25, 2014

      Europe reaches deal on fund manager pay

      European policy makers have agreed final rules over pay and sanctions for Europe’s €6.3tn fund management industry,...

    30. February 23, 2014

      Political infighting delays benchmark regulation

      Investor groups have raised concerns that regulations aimed at setting tougher standards for benchmarks such as Euribor...

    31. January 27, 2014

      CME and ICE warn on plan to force open European clearing houses

      The heads of the world’s two largest exchange operators by market value have warned against proposals to force open...

    32. January 17, 2014

      Mifid show moves to Paris after breakthrough agreement

      After the euphoria of the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid) deal in Strasbourg, the march on...

    33. December 2, 2013

      Rating agencies face fines threat after EU sovereign debt probe

      The top credit rating agencies face the threat of fines after an EU regulator said it had uncovered “deficiencies” in...

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      December 2, 2013

      ESMA: 'Get the raters!'

      You might expect an EU-sponsored investigation into the sovereign ratings process as practiced by Moody’s, S&P and...

    35. December 1, 2013

      Hedge accounting: more use, some problems

      Serendipity is wonderful. Europe’s securities markets regulator recently took the region’s top banks to task over the...

    36. November 24, 2013

      Threat to money funds in Europe

      European politicians have, for the first time, called for the explicit abolition of the continent’s €450bn fixed-value...

    37. November 18, 2013

      Banks pushed for more bad loans details

      European banks are being pushed to improve disclosures on troubled loans and liquidity in their 2013 accounts as...

    38. November 15, 2013

      A rise of passives, a rise of scrutiny

      Index-based investing is expanding rapidly across global financial markets in a shift that offers big rewards to...

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