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    1. July 27, 2016

      City persuades EU to ease bonus rules for smaller lenders

      Banks have won over Brussels with their plea to shield smaller lenders and brokerages from bonus rules that they...

    2. July 19, 2016

      Financial watchdog calls for access to EU single market

      Andrew Bailey, the new head of the Financial Conduct Authority, has said access to the EU’s single market is essential...

    3. July 18, 2016

      Dombrovskis: City’s European business hangs in the Brexit balance

      The City of London’s lucrative position as a financial hub for euro trading will be at stake in Brexit talks but it is...

    4. July 14, 2016

      Lord Hill plans EU cross-border investment legacy

      Britain’s outgoing EU commissioner has ended his tenure in Brussels with a proposal to help venture capital funds do...

    5. July 7, 2016

      Guilty verdicts in VatiLeaks II trial

      A Vatican court has found two former officials guilty of leaking confidential information on the Holy See’s finances,...

    6. July 4, 2016

      Monte dei Paschi di Siena: Quantum finance

      Do not overstate the importance of the move in Monte dei Paschi di Siena’s shares on Monday. True, the shares lost a...

    7. June 30, 2016

      Brexit gives Valdis Dombrovskis big sway over banks

      Valdis Dombrovskis had a blunt message for Latvians when he took over as the country’s prime minister in the depths of...

    8. June 28, 2016

      Brexit vote sparks US fears over transatlantic regulation

      The Brexit vote has cast doubt over US-EU initiatives to harmonise transatlantic regulation, with a senior Democrat and...

    9. June 28, 2016

      London can remain insurance capital after Brexit — Lloyd’s chief

      Last Thursday will be remembered as one of the most extraordinary days in British history when, 43 years after joining...

    10. June 22, 2016

      FSB proposes stress testing for asset managers

      Asset managers should be subject to stress tests in the way banks are, and should disclose more about their liquidity...

    11. June 21, 2016

      Transition to breaking the ‘doom loop’ could take a decade

      Europe’s 50 biggest banks would have to redeploy €1.7tn of sovereign debt if regulators choose the toughest option for...

    12. June 17, 2016

      What would Brexit mean for me and my money?

      Have you ever taken a low-cost flight to Europe and claimed compensation when that flight was delayed? Perhaps you’ve...

    13. June 12, 2016

      The Big Bang spawned a dark-trading monster

      There have been so many egregious cases of customers being mistreated by financial service providers that it is...

    14. June 10, 2016

      EU nears deal on regulating money market funds

      EU governments have taken a major step towards ending one of the most politically rancorous debates on financial...

    15. June 6, 2016

      New bank safety plans criticised for encouraging risky loans

      Banks will be encouraged to lend more to their weakest borrowers and take on excessive risks if global regulators push...

    16. June 1, 2016

      Brussels under pressure to soften bank rules

      Since the financial crisis, policymakers have striven to devise rules that contain the impact of future banking...

    17. May 27, 2016

      EU regulator warns Brexit is a threat to UK funds

      A British vote to leave the EU in next month’s referendum would threaten UK asset managers’ ability to sell funds...

    18. May 26, 2016

      Q&A: How to act like an ethical FX trader

      The sprawling currencies market finally has some globally-recognised, industry-wide guidelines on how to behave and...

    19. April 21, 2016

      Vatican suspends PwC audit of its finances

      The Vatican has suspended an audit of its finances by accountancy firm PwC, marking a setback for Pope Francis’s drive...

    20. April 18, 2016

      Bank bondholders need rights like shareholders

      When companies fail, shareholders get wiped out and outstanding losses are recouped from bondholders. Well, not always....

    21. April 14, 2016

      BNP Paribas to cut jobs at French investment banking unit

      BNP Paribas is planning to cut about 11 per cent of its French investment banking workforce as the lender restructures...

    22. April 12, 2016

      Matteo Renzi’s banking plan in Italy is not ambitious enough

      Two years into his term of office, Matteo Renzi has finally turned to the problem that threatens not only to undermine...

    23. March 30, 2016

      Fears over impact of cap on bankers’ bonuses ‘unfounded’

      Fears that a cap on bankers’ bonuses would greatly inflate their fixed pay and damage financial stability have proved...

    24. March 25, 2016

      Profit metrics: the adjustment bureau

      Put on all the sauce you want. If the food is rotten, you will get sick. In recent months, more scrutiny has been...

    25. March 25, 2016

      EU rules set to hurt City and asset managers

      Did many in the world of finance get around to reading “C (2016) 1403 final”, published by the European Commission...

    26. March 24, 2016

      Tighter rules proposed for banks’ credit risk

      The biggest lenders to corporates may have to hold even more capital as a result of proposed new rules that would curb...

    27. March 17, 2016

      EU rejects Mifid II trading reforms

      Calls by banks and asset managers for a swift finalisation of Europe’s controversial trading reforms were dashed after...

    28. March 14, 2016

      Solvency II: Insurers split over EU’s shared rules

      To its fans, it is a beautiful example of harmonisation, a way of protecting customers and investors that also helps to...

    29. March 14, 2016

      EU’s top insurance supervisor discusses next steps in regulation

      For a man who has just spent a decade involved in complex, detailed and sometimes fractious talks on insurance...

    30. March 8, 2016

      Greece’s Piraeus and Attica banks probed over recapitalisation

      Two of Greece’s biggest lenders are being probed by the eurozone’s banking watchdog in connection with last year’s...

    31. March 6, 2016

      Exchanges merger will settle London versus Frankfurt fight

      Sometimes in Europe, market forces settle matters where politics has hit an impasse.  It happened when the eurozone...

    32. March 6, 2016

      Reforms could cost European pensioners €4.7bn

      Reforms designed to increase the safety and stability of financial markets could cost European pensioners up to €4.7bn...

    33. March 2, 2016

      Clearing must be looked at ahead of any LSE deal

      Deutsche Börse is no stranger to the game of exchange consolidation. The German group’s bid approach for London Stock...

    34. March 1, 2016

      Brussels reviews rules on bonus cap for smaller EU banks

      Britain’s battle against an EU cap on bankers’ bonuses gained a new lease of life on Tuesday as the European Commission...

    35. February 29, 2016

      UK declines to extend EU bonus cap rules

      The UK has told the Brussels’ financial watchdog it will not comply with EU rules that would force the bonus cap that...

    36. February 28, 2016

      Hedge funds seek refuge from unfair European regulations

      If anyone wants to understand why so many UK-based hedge fund managers are inclined towards Brexit, they need look no...

    37. February 25, 2016

      German ‘doom loop’ proposal would hit Italian, Spanish banks

      Italian and Spanish banks would suffer another blow to their profits if Brussels adopts a German plan to break the...

    38. February 25, 2016

      Free Lunch: Mars v Venus on fixing the banks

      Not all that stressed The European Banking Authority has released its plans for how to “stress test” Europe’s banks...

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