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    1. September 28, 2014

      EU to revisit money market fund reforms

      The European parliament’s new rapporteur charged with overseeing money market fund reform has said she does not want to...

    2. FT Alphaville

      August 28, 2014

      Sharon Bowles, 'side-shifter' (updated)

      News from the London Stock Exchange, released in deepest August, that it had hired Sharon Bowles, former chairwoman of the...

    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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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....

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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:...

    31. 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)...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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 —...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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