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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Huw Jones' s stories

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  • 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.

  • European Union flag

    EU eyes tweaks in issuance rules to improve market liquidity

    Bonds | 20 November 2015

    European Union rules for companies raising funds on markets will be changed in a bid to increase liquidity in corporate bond markets, according to a draft EU law seen by Reuters.

  • Bank of England

    BoE says will map out move to Libor alternative in 2016

    Capital City | 28 October 2015

    (Reuters) - The Bank of England will spell out next year how markets can migrate to a new “risk-free” interest rate benchmark after banks were fined billions of dollars for trying to rig Libor, the existing benchmark, a senior BoE official said on Wednesday.

  • A sign for Bank Street is seen in London

    UK softens demands on senior bankers, widens scope of regulation

    Capital City | 15 October 2015

    (Reuters) - Britain on Thursday announced it was scrapping plans that would treat senior bankers as ‘guilty until proven innocent’, in a move likely to concern regulators but ease industry fears that tough new rules will scare top talent away from London.

  • EU, Commission

    ​EU to ease capital rules for banks

    People & Markets | 02 October 2015

    The European Union will ease capital rules it has imposed on banks and insurers since the financial crisis to help markets raise more funds for reviving sluggish economic growth.

  • The Bank of England

    Bank of England creates capital buffer for banks to absorb losses

    Capital City | 29 July 2015

    (Reuters) - The Bank of England has made changes to the way banks hold capital above the mandatory minimum in an effort to increase transparency and better absorb losses in the event of a financial shock, such as a housing market crash.

  • Wheatley

    Head of UK financial watchdog quits early

    Capital City | 17 July 2015

    (Reuters) - Martin Wheatley will stand down as chief executive of Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) after the government said new leadership was needed at the two-year old watchdog.

  • George Osborne

    UK to scale back £8bn bank levy

    People & Markets | 10 July 2015

    Britain will largely replace a levy on bank balance sheets with a surcharge on profits in a move experts said would help quell talk among lenders of moving elsewhere to lighten their regulatory burden.

  • The Canary Wharf financial district

    UK bankers face world's toughest bonus rules

    People & Markets | 26 June 2015

    Top bankers in Britain could have their bonuses clawed back a decade after they were awarded, under proposals from regulators that would make industry pay curbs the toughest in the world.

  • ABS Brief: Market needs regulatory changes, not just ECB buying

    Ticker | 18 June 2015

    The ABS industry is wrapping up discussions in Barcelona with mixed feelings today, as the presence of the ECB in the market has so far fallen short of repairing years of low confidence and dissipating persistent regulatory clouds.