ICAEW: investors rely too much on regulatory ratios

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales called for tougher auditing of banks as it believes investors put too much faith in regulatory ratios.

European Council approves EU prospectus rules

EU prospectus rules gain European Council approval in boost to European Capital Markets Union.

Financial transaction tax could help plug EU budget holes

An EU-wide transaction tax could alleviate member state contributions to the union’s budget.

EU bankers struggle with investor allocation rules

EU rules coming into force in 2018 on justifying investor allocations for new bond issues are proving a headache for banks, reports Justin Pugsley 

James Grieg

Brexit prompts EU to hasten regulatory clean-up

The scramble among EU-27 financial centres to host UK located firms looking for a new home in the Union is likely to accelerate the drive towards regulatory convergence. By Justin Pugsley.

Nicolas Veron

ESAs likely to gain more power following European Commission review

The European Commission’s review of the three European supervisory authorities is likely to grant them more power. But it could also lead to some quite radical outcomes. By Justin Pugsley.

GET-EU flag

Europe rebooted?

It was not that long ago that existential questions swirled around the eurozone. But the results of the French election and strong economic growth seem to have reinvigorated sentiment and the drive towards greater harmonisation.

Industry giving mixed message over Brexit

UK financial industry sources express different levels of confidence about coping after the country has left the EU

UK Parliament

UK’s Great Repeal Bill faces tight deadline as Brexit looms

The UK faces the monumental task of turning EU laws into domestic ones as it leaves the EU. However, plenty of other countries have trodden this path, not least countries formerly part of the British empire. By Farah Khalique.

Emmanuel Macron

Macron to drive eurozone and regulatory convergence

France’s dynamic new president will drive greater eurozone integration and regulatory harmonisation. He also considerably increases the prospects of a hard Brexit 

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