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  1. August 20, 2014

    ECB bank audit to cover consultants in cash

    European regulators will pay close to half a billion euros to consultancy firms and auditors for their work on the region’s...

  2. August 14, 2014

    Banks horse-trade on ringfence fine print

    Some of Britain’s biggest banks are expecting to secure concessions from the regulator over the new ringfencing regime, in...

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    The eastern exposure of Vienna’s banks is a cause for concern amid the stand-off betwe...
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  1. August 7, 2014

    Complicated banks face complex rules

    Six years after the global financial crisis the tolerance of the public and politicians for bankers moaning about their lot...

  2. August 6, 2014

    ING chief hits out at German financial regulator BaFin

    The chief executive of ING has complained that Germany’s financial regulator is creating “inefficiencies” in the European...

  3. July 28, 2014

    Eurozone banks reverse downsizing moves

    Eurozone banks’ downsizing has gone unexpectedly into reverse despite regulatory pressure to build capital, partly by...

  4. July 22, 2014

    Bank union seen as risk to voice at EU

    Britain and other non-euro states are at risk of losing their influence over financial legislation as single currency...

  5. July 21, 2014

    US faces competition from Europe on private placements

    Plans to build a private placement market in Europe are coming under attack as critics question the ability of European...

  6. July 20, 2014

    European fund consolidation is happening – slowly

    Over the past couple of decades successive generations of consultants and experts have argued the case for consolidation in...

  7. July 17, 2014

    ECB to give two-week deadline for banks to plan for shortfalls

    Eurozone banks that are told they have holes in their balance sheets will have just two weeks this autumn to come up with...

  8. July 15, 2014

    Regulators push for widening of forex fix time

    Global regulators have proposed to centralise foreign exchange trading at a crucial daily fix on a global platform in a move...

  9. July 1, 2014

    Europe bank stocks suffer from legal fears

    European banks have suffered five traumatic years since the financial crisis, yet investors have shown strong appetite for...

  10. June 25, 2014

    Socialist lined up to chair economic committee in European Parliament

    An Italian member of the Socialist group of parties in the European Parliament has emerged as the frontrunner for one of the...

  11. June 24, 2014

    Brussels looks at levy to fund European financial watchdogs

    Europe’s financial watchdogs could be independently funded through a private sector levy and given new responsibilities for...

  12. June 18, 2014

    Accounting change means banks will need to put aside more capital

    New accounting rules on the way European banks book losses could mean they need to put aside more capital, adding to the...

  13. June 16, 2014

    Vickers reforms fall foul of EU lawyers

    Brussels is going beyond the law in its plan to exempt the UK’s Vickers reforms from its EU-wide overhaul of “too big to...

  14. June 11, 2014

    ECB’s Yves Mersch hits out at regulators over ABS

    A senior member of the European Central Bank has taken a swipe at regulators for their muddled approach to regulating...

  15. June 3, 2014

    European banks: Still unstable

    Anthimos Thomopoulos arrives 30 minutes late for his lunch because of the traffic caused by a teachers’ demonstration. It...

  16. June 3, 2014

    S&P censured for erroneous France downgrade alert

    Standard & Poor’s has been censured by the EU securities watchdog for wrongly announcing in 2011 that France’s credit rating...

  17. May 28, 2014

    New accounting rule a boost for investors

    Investors will find it easier to compare the performance of companies around the world following the culmination of a...

  18. May 28, 2014

    Volatility in eastern European markets puts the brakes on profits of Austria’s big insurers

    During the past two decades, Austria’s big insurers have accompanied the country’s banks eastward from their bases in...

  19. May 19, 2014

    Europe banks face clampdown on debt sales

    European regulators are seeking to clamp down on the sale of debt by banks to their own retail customers, amid fears savers...

  20. May 13, 2014

    European Commission approves new Lloyds plan for TSB sale

    The European Commission has approved a revised plan by Lloyds Banking Group to float its TSB franchise, paving the way for...

  21. May 13, 2014

    Olli Rehn tries to allay fears of eurozone threat to London

    Olli Rehn, the EU economic and monetary affairs chief, has said David Cameron has no reason to fear eurozone countries...

  22. May 6, 2014

    Eurozone divided over financial transaction tax deal

    Ten eurozone countries on Tuesday committed to introducing a limited financial transaction tax by 2016, prompting an outcry...

  23. May 6, 2014

    EU banks binge on capital to avoid stress test failure

    Rule-breakers know the best way to stay out of trouble is not to get caught. The same applies to stress tests. With Mario...

  24. May 6, 2014

    UBS plans dividend as part of overhaul to ease a crisis break-up

    UBS is to overhaul its legal structure to make it easier to break up the bank in a crisis, in a move designed to lower its...

  25. April 30, 2014

    Robin Hood tax has roots in 17th century

    For all the political fuss over the eurozone’s planned financial transaction tax, it is likely to resemble a levy Britain...

  26. April 29, 2014

    Anglo Irish Bank executives spared jail after loans conviction

    Two former executives of Anglo Irish Bank, convicted of making €450m of illegal loans in a share-price support scheme, were...

  27. April 29, 2014

    Bank of England publishes stress tests

    The Bank of England ushered in annual stress tests for UK lenders on Tuesday with details of a demanding exercise that will...

  28. April 29, 2014

    EU regulators unveil details of stress tests for banks

    European regulators unveiled a central plank in their attempt to restore credibility to the region’s banking sector, as they...

  29. April 24, 2014

    The age of the compliance officer arrives

    It is one of the hottest areas of financial recruitment, according to headhunters. The age of the compliance officer is upon...

  30. April 23, 2014

    Deutsche Bank under pressure by investors to raise capital

    Deutsche Bank is facing pressure from investors to raise capital amid fears the bank is still not robust enough to cope with...

  31. April 23, 2014

    German banks next to join ‘coco’ party

    Yield-starved investors are licking their lips in anticipation as Germany’s banks gear up to join the ‘coco’ bandwagon....

  32. April 21, 2014

    Securitised debt could give Europe’s economy the kiss of life

    Tougher financial regulation has made European banks more resilient. But the drought of credit now confronting promising...

  33. April 15, 2014

    Forex rule confusion risk to UK traders

    London’s foreign exchange industry risks having to put up more capital to back its trades if European regulators rule...

  34. April 15, 2014

    Super Tuesday for EU bank regulation

    Europe’s biggest financial rulemaking spree since the creation of its single market more than 20 years ago reached its...

  35. April 15, 2014

    Six ways Europe’s financial sector is meant to mend its ways

    What Michel Barnier, the EU commissioner responsible for financial services, dubbed a “rulemaking spring” is drawing to a...

  36. April 14, 2014

    Bundled debt will quicken recovery

    While the European Central Bank ponders the use of exotic instruments such as negative interest rates and perhaps even...

  37. April 10, 2014

    Brussels’ financial reform scuppers BoE’s bank lifeline

    The Bank of England will have to rethink how it acts as lender of last resort after Britain failed to revise incoming EU...

  38. April 7, 2014

    EU deal on bank failures risks unravelling

    A landmark EU agreement on a common rulebook for handling bank failures is in danger of unravelling over the fine print...

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