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Friday, 15 December 2017

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  • WIND-DOWN RISK

    People & Markets | 02 June 2017

    One of Europe’s top bank watchdogs has warned EU officials that Spain’s Banco Popular may need to be wound down if it fails to find a buyer, an EU official told Reuters. Elke Koenig, who chairs an EU body that winds down troubled banks, recently issued an “early warning”, the official said.

  • US, EU reach preliminary deal on swaps trading under MiFID II

    Ticker | 13 October 2017

    US and European regulators said they had reached a preliminary deal on Friday to recognise each others’ derivatives rules, a critical development that should avert any cross-border trading disruptions.

  • An European Union flag flutters outside of the European Parliament in Brussels

    UPDATE: EU eyes more delay in clearing house

    Capital City | 21 April 2015

    The European Union is looking to again postpone imposing new capital rules on EU banks that trade derivatives through non-EU clearing houses, according to a document seen Tuesday.

  • Wharf

    UK watchdog to study competition in investment banking

    Capital City | 19 February 2015

    (Reuters) - Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Thursday it will review competition in investment banking and corporate banking services, citing “unanswered questions about potential conflicts of interest and value for money in this market”.

  • FSA

    UK watchdog to review banks' role in trade finance

    Capital City | 27 September 2012

    (Reuters) - Britain’s financial watchdog has begun reviewing whether banks that grease the wheels of international commerce have proper controls to spot crime.

  • FCA

    UK watchdog says banks struggle to clean up FX market

    Capital City | 09 September 2014

    (Reuters) - Banks are struggling to stamp out activity at the root of alleged manipulation in foreign exchange markets, the chairman of Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) watchdog told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday.

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    UK watchdog paper says bank rules have not hit bond market liquidity

    Ticker | 17 March 2016

    (Reuters) - The ability of investors to buy and sell corporate bonds has actually improved, not declined, in recent years, a paper published by Britain’s markets regulator said on Thursday which undermines calls from banks for a regulatory pushback.

  • JP Morgan offices in Canary Wharf

    UK watchdog fines ex-JP Morgan banker over "London Whale" trades

    Capital City | 09 February 2016

    Britain’s financial watchdog has fined a former senior official at US bank JP Morgan £793,000 (US$1.15m) for failing to be “open and co-operative” over the US$6.2bn losses racked up in the “London Whale” trading scandal.

  • Barclays bank logo

    UK watchdog fines Barclays for failing to minimise financial crime risks

    Capital City | 26 November 2015

    (Reuters) - Britain’s markets watchdog said on Thursday it has fined Barclays 72 million pounds ($108.6 million) for failing to minimise the risk that it might be used to aid financial crime.

  • The Bank of England

    UK unveils tough regime for failed banks

    People & Markets | 24 October 2014

    Top managers of a failed bank would be replaced immediately and creditors told within two days the losses they would bear, the Bank of England has said in its blueprint for avoiding taxpayer bailouts in future financial crises.

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