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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Huw Jones' s stories

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  • 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.

  • Hill

    EU reaches deal to shine a light on "shadow" banking

    Capital City | 17 June 2015

    Financial transactions using shares or other assets to secure credit will come under greater scrutiny after the European Union reached a deal on Wednesday to improve transparency and mitigate risks in the so-called “shadow banking” sector.

  • UK clamps down on markets after scandals

    People & Markets | 12 June 2015

    Britain has announced a clamp-down on abusive practices in financial markets after a string of scandals involving the banking system, and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said “the age of irresponsibility is over”.

  • Europe plans to ease rules around securitisation

    People & Markets | 12 June 2015

    The European Commission will propose lighter capital requirements on simple pooled debt instruments, in a bid to free banks to use these so-called securitisation products to help raise more funds to finance economic growth.

  • BoE

    UK clampdown on markets extends to FICC

    Capital City | 10 June 2015

    (Reuters) - Britain announced plans to clamp down on abuse in financial markets on Wednesday after a string of scandals that sullied the reputation of the financial system and have so far cost banks $19 billion in fines.

  • Banker accountability rules not a 'witch hunt', says BoE

    People & Markets | 22 May 2015

    New rules to make senior managers and board members of banks and insurers directly accountable for their actions are about increasing clarity, not witch hunts, Bank of England deputy governor Andrew Bailey has said.

  • Europe

    Borders undermine drive to solve “too-big-to-fail” banking problem

    Capital City | 18 May 2015

    (Reuters) - Regulators are worried that patchy application in Europe and beyond of new rules to solve the problem of banks that are “too big to fail” could make it harder to avoid a repeat of the mayhem that followed the collapse of Lehman Brothers.