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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Huw Jones' s stories

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  • EU to soften roll out of bond trading rules

    People & Markets | 24 June 2016

    Stricter European Union rules for corporate bond markets will be phased in gradually to ensure they don’t threaten funding for the economy, a senior EU official said last week.

  • Waiting for ECB impact on mezz

    Brexit risks taking multi-trillion euro trading from London

    Capital City | 01 April 2016

    (Reuters) - If Britons vote to leave the EU, London’s financial centre faces losing one of its top money spinners - the trade in trillions of euros in derivatives - and the European Central Bank will be pushing hard for the business to move onto its patch.

  • Regulators rein in banks' use of internal capital models

    People & Markets | 24 March 2016

    The world’s largest banks will have less discretion over how much capital to hold against loans turning sour, global regulators proposed last week.

  • Serious Fraud Office sign

    UK fraud office closes probe into FX market

    People & Markets | 18 March 2016

    Britain’s fraud watchdog has ended an investigation into possible foreign exchange market rigging, saying it did not have enough evidence to secure convictions, in a further setback to its efforts to prosecute wrongdoers in financial markets.

  • Logo of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

    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.

  • The Bank of England

    BoE says regulators may lighten capital burden on derivatives

    Ticker | 16 March 2016

    Global regulators will propose ways that could ease capital requirements for banks that clear large numbers of financial derivatives, a Bank of England official said on Tuesday.

  • Serious Fraud Office sign

    UK fraud office closes probe into FX market

    Ticker | 15 March 2016

    Britain’s financial watchdog has closed down a probe into possible foreign exchange market fraud, saying it did not have enough evidence to secure convictions, in a fresh blow to its efforts to prosecute wrongdoers.

  • Bond market liquidity a concern, watchdog says

    People & Markets | 04 March 2016

    Bond markets may not be able to cope with the stress of many investors trying to cash in at the same time but data remain too patchy to support new rules, a global financial watchdog said.

  • A sign for Bank Street in Canary Wharf

    UK regulators say won't apply EU bonus cap to all banks

    Ticker | 29 February 2016

    (Reuters) - British financial regulators have said they won’t apply the European Union’s cap on banker bonuses to smaller lenders because they pose fewer risks to the financial system.

  • UK fines former JP Morgan manager for 'London Whale' failings

    People & Markets | 12 February 2016

    Britain’s financial watchdog has slapped a £793,000 fine on a former senior executive at JP Morgan, saying he failed to be “open and co-operative” over the US$6.2bn loss racked up in the “London Whale” trading scandal.