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  1. June 3, 2011

    Euro champion spreads the word

    WorldSpreads, the Dublin-based spread betting company, has named Charlie McCreevy, the former EU Commissioner and Irish...

  2. April 1, 2011

    McCreevy joins Sports Direct board

    Charlie McCreevy, the former European Union internal markets commissioner, has joined the board of Sports Direct, the...

  1. March 21, 2011

    Former pharma watchdog faces restrictions

    The European Medicines Agency has imposed tough restrictions on any work carried out over the next two years by its former...

  2. February 28, 2011

    Former EMA chief faces job scrutiny

    The former head of the European Medicines Agency is coming under scrutiny by politicians and health groups over concerns...

  3. July 13, 2010

    Senior bankers sound note of contrition

    Two of Britain’s senior bankers sounded a contrite note on Tuesday, accepting Treasury minister Mark Hoban’s invitation to...

  4. July 8, 2010

    City should cheer an old band in search of a new gig

    Neither Lord Levene nor Sir David Walker has to hesitate over what to write in the “title” box on their bank licence...

  5. December 3, 2009

    EU strikes deal on new financial sector watchdogs

    Three pan-European watchdogs will be created to oversee supervision of the financial services sector after European Union...

  6. November 29, 2009

    Efama acts to set post-crisis agenda

    Efama, the European fund association, has commissioned McKinsey to make tangible recommendations to the European Commission...

  7. November 23, 2009

    Europe expresses concern over US laws on investor protection

    It will be easier for investors to sue foreign companies in US courts under new legislation working through Congress that...

  8. November 23, 2009

    US toughens fraud law for foreign groups

    Foreign companies could be sued more easily in US courts under legislation working through Congress that has led to...

  9. November 22, 2009

    Fears over tough US anti-fraud legislation

    Foreign companies could be sued more easily in US courts under legislation working through Congress that has led to concerns...

  10. November 21, 2009

    Brussels warns on accounts rules

    Brussels has warned that it will be months before it decides whether to support a radical overhaul of accounting rules on...

  11. November 20, 2009

    Brussels warns on accounts rules

    Brussels has warned that it will be months before it decides whether to support a radical overhaul of accounting rules on...

  12. November 15, 2009

    Bank accounting rules

    Can’t we all just get along? Europe’s banks and financial institutions have again been dragged kicking and screaming into...

  13. November 15, 2009

    Brussels holds off on sales reform

    The present European Commission says it will not look at reforming the way banks sell retail investment products. UK fund...

  14. November 13, 2009

    EU delays adoption of accounting rule changes

    Brussels has delayed the introduction in the European Union of a radical overhaul of accounting rules for banks and...

  15. October 21, 2009

    Cross-border bank rescues ‘insufficient’

    Arrangements to handle cross-border bank failures in Europe are “clearly insufficient” and must be bolstered, senior...

  16. October 19, 2009

    EU tries to boost cross-border investment

    Countries in the European Union urgently need to simplify withholding tax relief procedures to encourage cross-border...

  17. October 16, 2009

    Brussels set to issue proposal on derivatives

    Proposals to improve supervision of the derivatives industry and deal with bank crises are due to be outlined by European...

  18. October 14, 2009

    EU pushes for payments system end-date

    There are “strong arguments” for giving European banks a firm date by which they would have to implement a pan-European...

  19. September 27, 2009

    AIFM directive ‘will harm investors’

    The proposed Alternative Investment Fund Managers directive will harm pension fund investors, said Joanne Segars, chief...

  20. September 25, 2009

    EU calls for OTC derivatives targets

    The level of standardisation in the over-the-counter derivatives market is "unacceptable", a senior European Union official...

  21. September 24, 2009

    EU calls for OTC derivatives targets

    The level of standardisation in the over-the-counter derivatives market is “unacceptable”, a senior European Union official...

  22. September 24, 2009

    Common rules likely to be enforced

    A more centralised system of financial supervision in Europe moved a step closer yesterday when the European Commission...

  23. September 24, 2009

    Common rules likely to be enforced

    A sweeping overhaul of financial supervision across Europe moved closer yesterday when the European Commission unveiled new...

  24. September 24, 2009

    Brussels steps up regulation

    A sweeping overhaul of financial supervision across Europe moved closer yesterday when the European Commission unveiled new...

  25. September 23, 2009

    Brussels steps up regulation

    A sweeping overhaul of financial supervision across Europe moved closer on Wednesday when the European Commission unveiled...

  26. September 20, 2009

    Dark pool review to focus on ‘unfair commercial advantages’

    A planned European Commission review of “dark pools” will focus on whether the growth of those operated by broker-dealers...

  27. September 18, 2009

    Ireland warned not to reject Lisbon treaty

    could turn a “very serious economic problem for Dublin into a full blown economic crisis”. In a strongly worded speech to a...

  28. September 4, 2009

    Alternative funds score EU victory

    Alternative investment funds scored a victory on Friday, after Swedish diplomats recommended sweeping changes to...

  29. September 4, 2009

    EU eyes penalties on loans in foreign currency

    Penal measures are being threatened by Europe's top regulator as it tries to crack down on foreign currency-denominated...

  30. September 4, 2009

    Brussels eyes 'penal' move on foreign currency mortgages

    Penal measures are being threatened by Europe's top regulator as it tries to crack down on foreign currency-denominated...

  31. September 3, 2009

    EU eyes foreign currency loan penalties

    Penal measures are being threatened by Europe’s top regulator as it tries to crack down on foreign currency-denominated...

  32. September 3, 2009

    MEPs pledge to change hedge fund proposals

    European parliamentarians vowed yesterday to amend proposals to regulate hedge funds and private equity funds, because of...

  33. September 3, 2009

    Boris returns to do battle with Brussels

    Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, returned to the scene of his irreverent youthful glories yesterday as he campaigned in...

  34. September 3, 2009

    MEPs pledge to change hedge fund proposals

    European parliamentarians vowed yesterday to amend proposals to regulate hedge funds and private equity funds, because of...

  35. September 2, 2009

    London mayor back to do battle with Brussels

    Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, returned to the scene of his irreverent youthful glories on Wednesday as he campaigned...

  36. August 1, 2009

    Brussels keeps watch as OTC clearing starts

    Europe's top regulator yesterday welcomed the start of the region's first clearing of over-the-counter derivatives, but...

  37. July 31, 2009

    European Commission welcomes first CDS trades

    Europe’s top regulator on Friday welcomed the start of the region’s first clearing of over-the-counter derivatives, but...

  38. July 16, 2009

    Barriers seen over entry of new audit firms

    Changing rules on who can control audit firms would not be sufficient to encourage new firms to enter the market, European...

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