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Hong Kong and Switzerland agree reciprocal access

Hong Kong and Switzerland agree reciprocal market access for fund managers to retail investors

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

Bank of England

Quest for Libor alternatives grows more urgent

Regulators are struggling to find LIBOR alternatives, though there are hopes that replacements will emerge this year.

CFTC’s Giancarlo dismisses March derivatives deadline

CFTC commissioner warns that new rules are undermining uncleared derivatives trades and draining liquidity from secondary markets

France hikes share trading tax while Taiwan cuts

France and Taiwan go in opposite directions on share trading taxes

HKEx to introduce volatility ‘brake’

HKex to introduce mechanism to control excessive volatility of futures contracts

EU prospectus rules to be simplified

Simplified EU prospectus rules advance towards finalisation

BIS: sterling flash crash caused by variety of factors

The Bank for International Settlements concludes that the sterling flash crash was due to a variety factors, which have been taken on board for its foreign exchange code of conduct

CFTC to access HFT sources code without subpoena

High-frequency traders with have to submit their codes to regulators on demand, and will now require a subpoena to produce them.

Hong Kong's SFC gets tough on IPO sponsors

Hong Kong’s financial supervisors will monitor IPO sponsors much more closely to stamp out misconduct and protect market integrity.

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