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EC completes commodity speculation rules

Rules to curb speculation in food-related commodities have been amended by the European Commission, but critics remain unconvinced that they will perform as intended

RBS

Bank of England stress tests widely seen as credible

The Bank of England stress tests were seen as tough enough to be credible, but still drew criticism from some quarters.

EU global banks see increase in CET1 capital

EU globally systemically important banks saw their highest rise in common equity tier 1 capital in Q3 2016 for two years, largely thanks to reductions in risk-weighted assets

UK financial services fines fall to lowest since 2007

UK fines levied on financial institutions fall to lowest level since before the financial crisis

EU prospectus rules to be simplified

Simplified EU prospectus rules advance towards finalisation

Theresa May

Potential hard Brexit sparks passport alternatives search

The UK’s financial services sector is worried over the terms of trade with EU once the country has left the union, and is looking for alternatives to passporting for selling into that market

Italy’s finance minister defends bank bailouts

The bailout of Italy’s banks draws closer as the government addresses European resolution rules and retail investor law suits

Switzerland to implement Basel liquidity ratios from 2018

Switzerland is to implement the net stable funding ratio from 2018 and consult on the liquidity coverage ratio for small banks

Rafael Plata

Regulators seek to make too-big-to-fail CCPs safer

While the European Commission frets over ways of insuring that too-big-to-fail clearing houses do not become the epicentre of a future financial crisis, might blockchain be a far better alternative? 

UK banks given another two years on MREL

Bank of England grants UK banks another two years to comply with capital standards designed to aid the resolution of failing banks.

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