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Monday, 20 August 2018

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  • Banks tear into Britain's Brexit plans

    People & Markets | 13 July 2018

    Britain’s finance industry attacked the government last week for ditching its blueprint for trade with the European Union after Brexit, saying it was a blow for Britain’s biggest export industry.

  • Canary Wharf in London

    Finance industry tears into Britain's Brexit trading plans

    Ticker | 12 July 2018

    (Reuters) - Britain’s finance industry attacked the government on Thursday for ditching its blueprint for trade with the European Union after Brexit, saying this was a blow for the Britain’s biggest exporter.

  • UK regulator goes ahead with disputed 'Aramco' listing rule

    People & Markets | 08 June 2018

    Britain’s markets watchdog will press ahead with a new premium listing next month aimed at attracting companies like state-controlled Saudi Aramco to London, although the rules have been “refined” following investor criticism.

  • Barclays boss Staley survives whistleblowing probe

    People & Markets | 20 April 2018

    Barclays said Jes Staley will be fined by British regulators for attempting to unmask a whistleblower, but will be able to keep his job as the British bank’s chief executive.

  • SFO charges Barclays operating arm over Qatar loan

    People & Markets | 16 February 2018

    Britain’s Serious Fraud Office has charged Barclays’ operating subsidiary with giving Qatari investors an illegal loan which was then used to prop up its shares during the banking crisis, deepening the lender’s legal difficulties.

  • A trader from BGC reacts after Britain voted to leave the European Union

    MOVES-RenCap sets up algorithmic trading unit

    Ticker | 12 February 2018

    Renaissance Capital has started an algorithmic trading unit led jointly by Grigory Isaev, who has joined from Znamenka Capital, and Ruslan Rezhepov, a derivatives trader with the Russian-headquartered firm.

  • Barclays

    UK’s SFO extends Qatari loan charge to Barclays operating arm

    Ticker | 12 February 2018

    (Reuters) Barclays’ legal problems deepened on Monday when Britain’s Serious Fraud Office charged its operating subsidiary with providing unlawful financial assistance to Qatari investors during the banking crisis a decade ago.

  • Brexit, recession and bonds shock for EU stress test

    People & Markets | 02 February 2018

    Europe’s banks will face their toughest “stress test” yet this year, including the impact of a hard Brexit, an economic slump and a shock to bond and equity markets, the EU’s banking watchdog said last week.

  • BoE to allow EU banks to operate in UK as normal after Brexit

    Ticker | 20 December 2017

    The Bank of England will allow European banks to continue operating without creating expensive subsidiaries after Brexit, the BBC reported.

  • EU gives grace period on new MiFID II trading identifier

    Ticker | 20 December 2017

    The European Union has given banks and their customers a further six months to comply with a requirement from January that all parties to a financial trade must have a unique reference number to help regulators spot abuses.

  • Bank of England

    UK banks can cope with disorderly Brexit under stress test

    Ticker | 28 November 2017

    Britain’s banks could cope with a disorderly Brexit without needing to curb lending or be bailed out by taxpayers, the Bank of England said on Tuesday after carrying out its annual health check on lenders.

  • UK revamps IPO research rules

    People & Markets | 27 October 2017

    Investors in stock market listings in Britain will get access to independent research on companies preparing to list much sooner under final rules published by the Financial Conduct Authority last week.

  • MiFID II rules slammed as too costly and invasive

    People & Markets | 20 October 2017

    A German banking lobby group said last week that new European regulations aimed at protecting consumers were too costly and too invasive.

  • 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.

  • Regulators near Basel capital deal

    People & Markets | 13 October 2017

    Global banking regulators are close to a final deal on capital rules that aim to ensure banks can withstand financial shocks, with Europe and the United States set to compromise on a major sticking point, banking and regulatory sources said last week.

  • UK banks must find £4bn of bail-in debt by 2022

    People & Markets | 06 October 2017

    Banks operating in Britain must by 2022 find a net £4bn (US$5.3bn) of debt that can help a bank if it hits trouble, to comply with rules aimed at shielding taxpayers.

  • Bank of England

    Bank of England asks banks to hold more capital on consumer loan risks

    Ticker | 25 September 2017

    (Reuters) British lenders need to hold around an extra £10bn in capital to guard against increased risks from rapidly rising unsecured consumer lending, the Bank of England said on Monday.

  • Foreign banks face new costly EU holding company set-up

    People & Markets | 08 September 2017

    Nineteen foreign banks in the European Union will need to set up new holding companies so that regulators can scrutinise them more closely, an EU discussion paper says, mirroring steps taken by the United States.

  • A worker adjusts and cleans the logo of the European Commission at the entrance of the Berlaymont building

    Foreign banks face new EU set-up to allow more scrutiny

    Ticker | 05 September 2017

    (Reuters) Nineteen foreign banks in the European Union will need to set up new holding companies so that regulators can scrutinise them more closely, an EU discussion paper says, mirroring steps taken by the United States.

  • 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.

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