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    1. February 11, 2016

      Britain locked in battle with France and Germany over City rules

      Britain is at loggerheads with France and Germany over the right of the City of London to diverge from the eurozone's...

    2. February 11, 2016

      EU official defends new rules for failing banks

      The top EU official in charge of applying tough new rules for failing banks has rebuffed calls for the measures to be...

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    1. February 11, 2016

      Bank turmoil: are Europe’s new bail-in rules to blame?

      When Brussels last month trumpeted the launch of its new rule book on failing banks, it could hardly have imagined the...

    2. February 10, 2016

      The dubious allure of coco bonds for banks

      No system of bank regulation can ever banish the possibility of failure. The aim of policymakers since the crisis has...

    3. February 10, 2016

      Europe’s Mifid II market reforms set to be delayed by a year

      Financial markets are set to win a one-year reprieve from an EU overhaul of trading rules after Brussels on Wednesday...

    4. February 9, 2016

      EU probes suspected rigging of $1.5tn debt market

      European regulators have opened a preliminary cartel investigation into possible manipulation of the $1.5tn...

    5. February 7, 2016

      UK fears that rules harm insurance competition

      The UK government and regulators have launched a push to change key aspects of the new Solvency II regime for insurers...

    6. February 3, 2016

      Brokers should bin the bundles of research notes

      Over the past four decades, many City of London conventions have been quietly abandoned. Stockbrokers no longer charge...

    7. February 3, 2016

      Financial regulators call for more detail on EU referendum deal

      The heads of Britain’s twin financial regulators said more detail is needed on David Cameron’s deal to allow the City...

    8. February 3, 2016

      Brexit deal: would City safeguards have stopped bonus cap?

      What does Britain’s push to boost rights of non-euro countries actually achieve?  The draft “safeguards” are billed by...

    9. February 3, 2016

      Cameron’s EU deal: what the UK has — and has not — secured

      David Cameron is claiming that his draft EU deal delivers the “substantial change” he wanted to see in Britain’s...

    10. February 2, 2016

      EU probe into asset managers uncovers potential mis-selling

      Nearly a sixth of equity funds in Europe have potentially been mis-sold to investors, according to the European markets...

    11. February 2, 2016

      EU regulations blamed for ‘swamping’ businesses

      Europe’s biggest companies, banks and investment groups have launched a scathing attack blaming mounting regulations...

    12. January 31, 2016

      Cameron hopes on Brexit deal rise after Tusk meeting

      David Cameron’s hopes of securing an EU deal for Britain at a summit this month were rising on Sunday night, in spite...

    13. January 31, 2016

      ‘Seismic’ shock awaits bond liquidity

      Fund managers have made a last-ditch attempt to convince European regulators to water down proposed trading rules...

    14. January 27, 2016

      Big companies call on EU to rewrite derivatives rules

      Ford, IBM, Airbus, BP and General Electric are among dozens of global businesses that have sharply criticised Europe’s...

    15. January 17, 2016

      Audit merry-go-round increases competition but limits choice

      When they set out to reform the auditing industry after the financial crisis, Europe’s regulators had two main...

    16. January 14, 2016

      EU and US close in on derivatives oversight agreement

      The EU and US are closing in on a deal to close a gap in financial markets regulation that traders have warned could...

    17. January 14, 2016

      Rating agencies warn on bank bail-in rules

      Investors will not be treated equally under new rules designed to impose losses on bonds when banks fail in Europe,...

    18. January 12, 2016

      Discrimination at Portuguese bank Novo Banco sets a dangerous precedent

      Just over a year since the European Central Bank took over as the regulator for Europe’s systemically important banks,...

    19. January 7, 2016

      Investors cry foul over bank bail-ins

      It was an unpleasant late Christmas present for some of the world’s biggest investors. They woke up on December 30 to...

    20. January 4, 2016

      Bank rescues: putting bondholders on the hook

      In the late afternoon of November 28, Luigino D’Angelo typed a suicide note on his computer. Twenty minutes later he...

    21. January 3, 2016

      New EU authority budgets for 10 bank failures in four years

      The new EU authority that took over the job of winding up failing banks on January 1 has budgeted enough money to wind...

    22. January 3, 2016

      Q&A: How Solvency II works

      What is Solvency II? A new set of rules governing how insurers are funded and governed. And it is monumental — more...

    23. December 30, 2015

      New normality for banks leaves system exposed

      Western policymakers took big strides in 2015 towards returning the global financial system to some kind of normality....

    24. December 27, 2015

      A strong eurozone needs a full banking union

      New EU rules come into force on January 1 that will enable Europe’s financial authorities to deal with failing banks...

    25. December 21, 2015

      City bankers ready to walk if bonus disappoints, survey finds

      A growing number of City bankers are telling their managers they will quit if their pay expectations are not met, in a...

    26. December 14, 2015

      EU moves to end longstanding derivatives clearing spat with US

      European regulators are formally considering allowing a US-style clearing regime in an effort to harmonise global...

    27. December 14, 2015

      Investors face uncertainty over risky bank debt

      Investors owning the riskiest type of bank of bank debt, which turns into shares or is written down should the...

    28. December 14, 2015

      Banks weigh competition from internet sector

      Internet groups will soon pose an even bigger threat to traditional banks, the chief executive of BBVA has warned....

    29. December 13, 2015

      Regulatory changes force investment banks into ‘capital light’ activities

      The wave of regulation that sprung from the financial crisis has pushed investment banks further and further away from...

    30. December 13, 2015

      Rising costs fuel interest in developing shared resources

      Banks can sometimes be remarkably inefficient. Few of them have traditionally been as adept at sharing resources,...

    31. December 13, 2015

      Start-ups erode traditional bank activities

      Significant change is sweeping through the banking industry as new technologies, competitors, leadership, regulations...

    32. December 11, 2015

      BoE says UK lenders need to raise extra £27bn debt buffer

      UK lenders and investment companies will need to raise £27bn of new special debt by 2020 to prevent taxpayer bailouts,...

    33. December 10, 2015

      Renzi faces political backlash over Italian banks’ rescue

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s centre-left prime minister, is facing a political backlash over the €3.6bn rescue of four small...

    34. December 5, 2015

      The Bank of England approves 19 insurers’ Solvency II models

      The Bank of England has approved plans submitted by 19 insurers ahead of new EU rules that come into force in January,...

    35. December 4, 2015

      European watchdogs to scrutinise robo-advice industry

      Financial regulatory authorities for the EU will scrutinise the growing industry of so-called robo-advice, where...

    36. November 27, 2015

      Brexit would make UK a ‘supplicant’, says Lord Hill

      Europe’s financial services policy chief has made a spirited argument against “Brexit”, insisting that Britain and the...

    37. November 24, 2015

      Bad loans at Europe banks double that of the US

      Bad loans are twice as big a problem for European banks as they are for banks in the US — despite lenders’ many efforts...

    38. November 22, 2015

      BlackRock steps up lobbying of the European Commission

      BlackRock met EU officials to discuss financial market matters more times than any other company in the seven months to...

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