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      Comment: Mifid II needs to uphold spirit of reform

      The clock is ticking on the implementation of Mifid II and reforms set to transform the European financial landscape....

    2. March 29, 2015

      End in sight for post-crisis banking reform, says Basel head

      The avalanche of post-crisis banking regulation is coming to an end and most of the uncertainties weighing on the financial...

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    1. Vienna as a Financial Centre

      The eastern exposure of Vienna’s banks is a cause for concern amid the stand-off betwe...
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      Five years after the global financial crisis, pay and bonuses for bankers - and the re...
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    1. March 26, 2015

      Plato runs ‘beauty parade’ for tech provider

      A new not-for-profit European share trading venue is underscoring its transparent and mutual ethos by holding an unusual...

    2. March 22, 2015

      Trafigura says European trading rules have ‘little justification’

      Commodity trading houses and energy companies are making a final attempt to win exemptions from European regulations that...

    3. March 18, 2015

      New rules for OTC derivatives delayed for 9 months

      Tougher rules for trading over-the-counter derivatives have been delayed by nine months after regulators acknowledged that...

    4. March 15, 2015

      European banks need to catch up with US standards

      The only banks to fail last week’s US stress tests were European. It was the last news Santander and Deutsche Bank wanted to...

    5. March 13, 2015

      EU votes for credit card fee cap

      The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to cap the “interchange fees” that credit card providers collect from...

    6. March 12, 2015

      ‘Maladministration’ found in Euribor probe of Crédit Agricole

      The EU has mishandled a sensitive investigation into whether Crédit Agricole was involved in a cartel to manipulate the...

    7. March 8, 2015

      Barclays and Deutsche traders face Euribor questioning

      UK fraud investigators have called in former traders from Barclays and Deutsche Bank for interview as suspects in their...

    8. March 8, 2015

      ICE chief Jeff Sprecher warns London risks losing derivatives lead

      London risks losing its position as the world’s leading centre for derivatives trading amid an onslaught of new European...

    9. March 6, 2015

      Wanted: investors who can electrify the British economy

      Quite soon Britain’s last deep mine will haul up its final lump of coal. The book will close on an industry that once...

    10. March 4, 2015

      EU proposes to extend pay rules to smaller banks

      The EU has made another attempt to curb the remuneration of asset managers and executives working for small banks and...

    11. March 4, 2015

      Victory for UK over eurozone clearing houses

      Britain has won a landmark legal battle over the place of the City of London in Europe’s single market, forcing the European...

    12. March 3, 2015

      World’s biggest banks still €300bn short of safe assets, says regulator

      The world’s biggest banks are still short of €300bn worth of safe assets to comply with new rules designed to reduce their...

    13. March 2, 2015

      Public outrage is the perfect stick to prod HSBC into break-up

      Sitting in his spacious and elegantly decorated office in central Paris, a senior executive at a large French bank is...

    14. March 1, 2015

      European money market fund reforms likened to ‘hand grenade’

      Long-awaited reforms proposed for Europe’s €1tn money market fund sector have left both the industry and its most visceral...

    15. February 25, 2015

      Axa chief Henri de Castries takes aim at regulators

      Henri de Castries is a devout Catholic and “believes in miracles”, but the chief executive of Axa says it is not the Lord...

    16. February 24, 2015

      Europe’s big banks will need to raise capital warns ECB

      Some of the eurozone’s biggest banks will need to raise more equity because of a clampdown on national exceptions to capital...

    17. February 23, 2015

      High costs warning for EU failed trade rules

      Europe’s bond and repo markets could be hit with billions of euros in costs and be forced into a radical reshaping under...

    18. February 22, 2015

      ‘I am not a martyr’, says LuxLeaks whistleblower facing jail

      When Antoine Deltour decided to carry out one of the biggest financial leaks in history, he did not know what he was getting...

    19. February 17, 2015

      EU seeks to relax securitisation rules

      Brussels is making a renewed push to relax rules on an asset class once blamed for poisoning the financial system as it...

    20. February 17, 2015

      Lord Hill settles into role of guardian of EU financial stability

      Lord Hill was billed as the EU’s financial services tsar but since taking office last year Britain’s commissioner has cast...

    21. February 17, 2015

      Banks battle to retain junior ranks as bonuses ‘normalise’

      What’s a bonus worth In meetings across the world’s financial centres, senior bankers are having the annual conversation...

    22. February 17, 2015

      The financial dangers of swapping common sense for risk models

      As the global financial crisis began to break in 2007, David Viniar, then chief financial officer of Goldman Sachs, reported...

    23. February 17, 2015

      Comment: Risk incentives critical in clearing recovery plans

      During the financial crisis, public support for the financial industry was administered on enormous scale for a clear reason...

    24. February 11, 2015

      UniCredit capital levels raise concern

      UniCredit, Italy’s second-largest lender by market value, undershot expectations as it reported fourth-quarter net income of...

    25. February 10, 2015

      Reckless bankers face having to pay back salary

      The UK financial watchdog is considering whether to force reckless bankers to repay their base salary — as well as bonuses —...

    26. February 8, 2015

      US scrutiny of Barclays and UBS widens forex trading probe

      The US Department of Justice is scrutinising currency-linked investments marketed by Barclays and UBS in an indication that...

    27. February 8, 2015

      Monday interview: Ross McEwan, Royal Bank of Scotland CEO

      Very few chief executives of big banks know how to brand a cow, what to do when calving season starts, or how to tell Angus...

    28. 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 warning...

    29. January 29, 2015

      Priorities revealed for EU capital markets union

      Pan-European pension products, cross-border crowdfunding schemes and perks for infrastructure investment have emerged as...

    30. January 29, 2015

      ECB targets bonuses and share options in bankers’ pay probe

      The European Central Bank has signalled a tougher approach on bankers’ pay, announcing that it will launch an examination of...

    31. January 28, 2015

      Basel Committee overhauls banks’ disclosure model

      The way banks disclose risks they hold on their balance sheets has been overhauled by the world’s top banking supervisor in...

    32. January 26, 2015

      European banks warns capital rules will blunt QE

      European banks are warning that the effects of the European Central Bank’s €1.1tn quantitative easing will be blunted by...

    33. January 23, 2015

      Anshu Jain in Davos regulation clash with Jack Lew and Mark Carney

      Anshu Jain, chief executive of Deutsche Bank, has clashed with Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, and Mark Carney, governor of...

    34. January 23, 2015

      Bank supervisor to review sovereign debt rules

      The Basel Committee for Banking Supervision is to examine whether it should rewrite rules governing how sovereign debt...

    35. January 22, 2015

      France seeks to revive European financial transactions tax

      France tried to revive Europe’s floundering financial transaction tax initiative on Thursday, urging 11 eurozone countries...

    36. January 19, 2015

      Société Générale splits chairman and chief’s roles

      Société Générale has split the roles of chairman and chief executive as required by European law, appointing the Italian...

    37. January 13, 2015

      Withering regulations will make for shrivelled banks

      Bankers are not stupid. For all the controversy surrounding the financial sector, everyone can agree on that. For decades...

    38. January 11, 2015

      New capital goals and Santander share sale heap pressure on Europe’s banks

      The biggest eurozone banks have come under renewed pressure to raise extra capital after the European Central Bank set new...

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