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  1. June 29, 2014

    EU to tackle equity tax, says Sharon Bowles

    Measures to tackle the unequal tax treatment of equity and debt will be high on the agenda of the incoming European...

  2. June 1, 2014

    EU election impact ripples through market

    The surge in popularity of eurosceptic groups following Europe’s parliamentary elections has alarmed political leaders...

  1. May 27, 2014

    City of London rues departure of EU influence

    For the City of London, it was a torrid five years of heavy EU regulation: almost 40 proposals to remake the financial...

  2. April 27, 2014

    Vanguard attacks rivals over high fees

    Vanguard, the fast-growing low-cost asset manager, has once again attacked its rivals for overcharging customers, producing...

  3. February 23, 2014

    Fix regulation to fix the economy

    The effects of the financial crisis cannot be underestimated. Subprime mortgages and overly complex securitisation is one...

  4. Brussels Blog

    February 13, 2014

    Does anybody love the troika?

    Jean-Claude Trichet, right, with the parliament's economic committee chair, Sharon Bowles The troika of bailout lenders has...

  5. January 24, 2014

    Regulation without frontiers

    There is a scene in Monty Python’s Life of Brian where members of the People’s Front of Judea ask: “What have the Romans...

  6. Money Supply

    January 14, 2014

    A little more detail on the ECB's stress tests

    How will sovereign bonds will be handled in the euro area’s forthcoming banking health checks? This is a vexed question and...

  7. November 15, 2013

    Brussels takes broad brush approach to fix Libor scandal

    The European Commission has reacted to the Libor and Euribor scandals by proposing draft legislation that aims to restore...

  8. November 14, 2013

    Insurers relieved over Solvency II deal

    European insurance executives breathed a collective sigh of relief on Thursday after Brussels made a breakthrough in its...

  9. October 27, 2013

    Prips: EU parliament ‘betrays’ retail investors

    Plans to improve protection for retail investors in Europe have been left in tatters after compromise proposals were blocked...

  10. October 22, 2013

    Creation of ‘fund calculator’ moves a step closer

    Plans to help investors accurately compare the full costs of investment, savings and pension products moved a step closer...

  11. July 3, 2013

    Drive to curb fund managers’ bonuses blocked by MEPs

    A political drive to extend the EU bonus cap beyond the banking sector was stopped in its tracks on Wednesday as the bloc’s...

  12. May 26, 2013

    Bonus cap looms after deal talks collapse

    The controversial bonus cap for fund managers moved one step closer to reality last week, after politicians in Strasbourg...

  13. March 17, 2013

    Russians join locals as big Cyprus losers

    Cypriots clustered around bank cash machines in Nicosia’s old town on Sunday afternoon to pick up a few hundred euros amid...

  14. March 10, 2013

    Calculator to show fund value after fees

    Politicians in Brussels are backing plans to introduce an online calculator that permits Europeans to see the value of their...

  15. February 19, 2013

    EU banks face strict transparency rules

    European banks are facing the threat of having to reveal their taxes and profits on a country-by-country basis in the latest...

  16. December 11, 2012

    Eurozone will survive debt crisis intact

    A year ago it was the eurozone that was heading at high speed towards the cliff edge. Fears that Europe’s monetary union was...

  17. December 6, 2012

    UK sidelined in eurozone oversight plan

    Britain will be formally sidelined within an EU institution for the first time under a contentious proposal from the...

  18. November 23, 2012

    ECB board stays all male as Mersch appointed

    European leaders overruled the bloc’s democratically elected parliament and appointed the head of Luxembourg’s central bank...

  19. November 21, 2012

    Do qualifications matter more than experience?

    THE PROBLEM After Tim Davie was named acting director-general of the BBC, there was some grumbling about his lack of a...

  20. November 15, 2012

    The right man for the Old Lady

    There are few more important tasks facing George Osborne than the selection of the next governor of the Bank of England....

  21. November 14, 2012

    Outsider makes her pitch to take BoE role

    Sharon Bowles is the outsider in the contest to be Bank of England governor and very proud of it. Should the shortlisted MEP...

  22. October 23, 2012

    ECB urged to identify women candidates

    EU leaders are facing an embarrassing rebuff by lawmakers who are threatening to vote against the nomination of a Luxembourg...

  23. October 8, 2012

    Financial stalwarts line up to lead BoE

    The deadline for aspirants to what is arguably the most powerful central bank governorship in the world passed on Monday,...

  24. Brussels Blog

    September 27, 2012

    Van Rompuy swings, and misses, for the ECB

    Van Rompuy this week at the UN. MEP Goulard called his letter "empty (and quite insulting The ongoing saga of the European...

  25. September 26, 2012

    EU parliament backs tighter trading restrictions

    The City of London has suffered a blow after European legislators backed tighter restrictions on banks’ trading activities...

  26. September 9, 2012

    European audit reform hit by polarised views

    If a European Parliament’s committee discussion on reform of auditing is anything to go by, investment and other interests,...

  27. Brussels Blog

    September 7, 2012

    Yves Mersch is male. Is that now a problem for ECB?

    Luxembourg's Yves Mersch, left, arriving at an ECB executive board meeting in Finland last year. Yves Mersch’s path to a...

  28. Money Supply

    January 31, 2012

    The ECB: it's a man's world

    The European Central Bank gets criticised for many things these days. On one issue it can offer little by way of defence:...

  29. January 21, 2012

    New rules are struggle for industry and regulators

    More than two years into the process of dealing with a wave of regulations aimed at reshaping the over-the-counter (OTC)...

  30. December 29, 2011

    Britons weigh future in Brussels ‘eurocracy’

    In the corridors of the European Union bureaucracy, British nationals have begun to amuse themselves by comparing strategies...

  31. December 12, 2011

    Backlash threatens British MEP

    A British MEP who leads the European parliament’s most powerful committee on economics and financial regulation is facing...

  32. FT Alphaville

    November 24, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis, and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper: Greenberg is entitled to nothing There are various...

  33. FT Alphaville

    April 1, 2011

    An MEP out to risk-weight the eurozone

    Here’s a tip for all financial journalists and market participants. To spot the next source of financial instability —...

  34. February 1, 2011

    EU delays bank watchdogs appointments

    European parliamentarians postponed any decision on candidates for the heads of the European Union’s new financial services...

  35. February 1, 2011

    EU bank stress-tests ‘must be tougher’

    Stress-tests of Europe’s banks should incorporate “stronger and more severe” scenarios and the results should be vetted to...

  36. January 19, 2011

    Bail-out rift unsettles Europe

    Just when it appeared the European Union was on the verge of finally agreeing a new plan to fight the woes engulfing...

  37. October 5, 2010

    FSA reform threatens influence in Brussels

    Britain risks being sidelined in its influence over European financial regulation because of the disruptive overhaul of the...

  38. September 22, 2010

    EU financial services reform passes final hurdle

    Proposals for a radical overhaul of Europe’s patchy system of financial supervision passed their final hurdle when European...

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