Friday, 24 February 2017


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Sweden lifts lid on MREL framework

23 February 2017

Swedish banks will need to raise just under €53bn-equivalent of loss absorbing debt in the next five years, the Swedish National Debt Office said on Thursday as it unveiled its framework to end too-big-to-fail in the country.

FICC Markets Standards Board logo

INTERVIEW-FICC standards group sets sights on 'grey areas'

23 February 2017

The standards board for fixed income markets sees dozens of grey areas that could open the door to conflicts of interest, and is aiming to clarify and codify the rules around them.

AFME demands 'urgent' agreement on European TLAC bonds

22 February 2017

The Association for Financial Markets in Europe has urged European lawmakers to quickly agree and transpose a European Commission proposal implementing TLAC into Europe to give banks enough time to build their cushions of loss-absorbing debt.

Daniel Tarullo

Tarullo exit fuels reg rollback optimism

IFR 2171 18 February to 24 February 2017

US Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo’s early exit from the central bank is the clearest signal yet that large global banks may see an easing of some of the strictest capital and reporting requirements imposed in the past five years.

An office worker walks past a logo of the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) outside its premises in Singapore.

Singapore warms to dual-class shares

IFR 2171 18 February to 24 February 2017

Singapore Exchange took a new step towards the introduction of dual-class shares last week with the launch of a public consultation on its plans to end a drought of new listings.