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    1. May 22, 2015

      The case that dragged bankers into the Snapchat generation

      Can billion-dollar fines and felony charges bring cultural change in finance? Or do they just remind the banking industry...

    2. May 21, 2015

      France challenges proposed British exemption to EU banking reform

      France is leading an assault on Britain’s prized carveout protecting its bank structure reforms from being overwritten by an...

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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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    1. May 21, 2015

      UK rejects European anti-fraud guidelines

      The UK has rejected a set of European security guidelines designed to safeguard internet payments, fuelling concerns that...

    2. May 17, 2015

      New regulatory measures anger European securitisation industry

      Europe’s struggling securitisation industry has voiced frustration over new regulatory recommendations, in the latest sign...

    3. May 14, 2015

      Rising tide of financial regulation washes over recalcitrant boards

      Nearly half of the world’s biggest financial institutions are still not doing enough at board level to address risk...

    4. May 12, 2015

      Europe seeks tax on crowdfunding rewards

      The European Commission is seeking to impose value added tax on rewards from crowdfunding — prompting warnings that the levy...

    5. May 3, 2015

      The precarious prospects of London finance

      It was 2006, and the City of London was enjoying an extraordinary surge, capturing market share and kudos from its global...

    6. April 28, 2015

      Goldman Sachs’ reported spending on EU lobbying rises 14-fold

      Goldman Sachs has revealed a 14-fold increase in the amount it says it spends on lobbying in Brussels after the EU...

    7. April 26, 2015

      Commodity trading chiefs upbeat at FT conference

      After a period of weakness in commodity markets, some of the world’s biggest traders gathered on the shores of Lake Geneva...

    8. April 24, 2015

      The bold Brussels ‘eurocrats’ who command the world’s respect

      It is that rare thing: a policy made in Brussels that clearly works. The bold moves against Google and Gazprom over the past...

    9. April 24, 2015

      EU and US aim for May deal on derivatives clearing

      The two main regions for derivatives trading aim to harmonise industry rules in the coming weeks, settling a long-running...

    10. April 24, 2015

      Need for better commodity regulation deepens

      I recognise that the recent decline in gas and oil prices may have somewhat diminished the level of public and policy...

    11. April 20, 2015

      British regulator challenges US over Berkshire scrutiny

      British regulators have challenged their US peers over their apparent reluctance to subject Warren Buffett’s Berkshire...

    12. March 31, 2015

      Three lenders face probe by ECB banking watchdog

      The eurozone’s new banking watchdog has begun to bare its teeth, investigating for the first time three “significant”...

    13. March 31, 2015

      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....

    14. March 31, 2015

      Europe urged to safeguard spirit of derivatives regulation

      Three of Europe’s most senior markets executives have written a joint letter to regulators urging them not to undermine...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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