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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Huw Jones' s stories

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  • Europe

    Analysis: Rekindling Europe's repacked debt market will take years

    Capital City | 02 September 2014

    (Reuters) - Reviving Europe’s repackaged debt market to fund economic recovery will take years and hinge on a re-invention of the sector rather than quick regulatory tweaks, bankers and regulators say.

  • UK bans sale of CoCos to retail

    People & Markets | 08 August 2014

    Britain’s banks will be banned from offering contingent convertible bonds to the mass market from October, the country’s Financial Conduct Authority said.

  • A sign for Bank Street is pictured in the financial district Canary Wharf

    UK bankers face seven-year claw-backs

    People & Markets | 01 August 2014

    Miscreant bankers face having their bonuses clawed back for up to seven years after their award, under measures set out by the Bank of England as it tightens its regulatory clampdown on wrongdoing in the financial sector.

  • A pedestrian is seen passing the head office of the Lloyds Banking Group in central London

    Lloyds fined US$370m for rigging Libor

    People & Markets | 01 August 2014

    Lloyds could face further punishment after agreeing to pay fines totalling US$370m for its part in a global interest rate rigging scandal and for attempting to manipulate fees for a government lending scheme to help banks.

  • Michel Barnier

    EU throws down gauntlet to US over derivatives

    Capital City | 27 June 2014

    (Reuters) - The European Union said it will help build a seamless global market in financial derivatives by accepting rules used in five countries, adding the United States would get the green light too if it showed flexibility.

  • UK

    Britain to fight for reform to EU financial law process

    Capital City | 25 June 2014

    (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it would push the European Union to improve the way it sets financial rules, promising to protect London’s role as a global financial sector and demanding better assessments of the impact of new regulations.

  • EBA

    EU to toughen up bankers pay rules

    Capital City | 13 June 2014

    (Reuters) - The European Union’s banking watchdog will toughen up its guidelines on bankers’ pay after a study uncovered wide variations in how lenders apply the rules across the 28-country bloc and how banks are avoiding the bonus cap.

  • Steven Maijoor - Chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

    Banks, exchanges set to jostle over EU securities reform

    Capital City | 22 May 2014

    ESMA publishes 800 pages of draft securities market rules for 2-month consultation.

  • Gavel

    UK challenge on transaction tax is rejected

    People & Markets | 02 May 2014

    Britain’s legal challenge to a financial transactions tax was rejected by Europe’s highest court, dealing another blow to attempts to shield London’s financial centre from the influence of Brussels.

  • EBA

    European Union unveils tougher bank stress tests

    Capital City | 29 April 2014

    (Reuters) – European banks must show they can survive simultaneous routs in bonds, property and stocks in the toughest test to date by regulators aiming to restore confidence in an industry that had to be rescued by taxpayers in the financial crisis.