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EU grants UK another Brexit extension

The European Council has extended the UK’s membership of the EU until Jan 31, 2020, following a request from prime minister Boris Johnson who was forced to do so by the UK parliament. 

Kay Swinburne

Resolving Brexit could help tackle global regulatory fragmentation

Resolving Brexit could be the big breakthrough, which heals regulatory fragmentation, according to one former MEP.  The problem is that the Brexit process will drag on for years and remain deeply fractious. 

Adam Farkas appointment as AFME CEO triggers criticism

Adam Farkas has resigned as executive director at the European Banking Authority (EBA), effective from January 31, 2020, following his appointment as CEO of a leading financial services lobby group in what is a controversial move. 

Rosalyn Breedy

UK retains strong attractions for financial firms post-Brexit

Brexit has cast a long shadow over the UK economy, fostering economic and political uncertainty. However, its regulatory and legal structures remain a strong attraction for financial firms to keep locating to the UK

Swap dealers to be subject to greater CFTC scrutiny

Swap dealers and commodity pool operators along with certain other financial users of derivatives instruments are to be subject to greater regulatory scrutiny, according to a Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) official. 

David Biggin

UK consults over its regulatory regime as Brexit looms

The UK Treasury is consulting over certain aspects of the UK’s financial regime ahead of Brexit

Facebook’s Libra coin faces big regulatory hurdles

Authorities around the world are rounding on Facebook’s digital currency, the Libra, potentially threatening its launch. 

BaFin prepares for 'no deal' Brexit

Germany’s federal financial supervisory authority, BaFin, has implemented more than 50 laws in the event the UK leaves the EU on October 31 without a withdrawal agreement. 

EU approves key Singapore financial benchmarks

The European Commission has approved certain Singaporean financial benchmarks meaning that companies in the EU can continue using them for trading derivatives products that are linked to them.

OCC consolidates two units to improve supervision

New division of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is part of an efficiency drive.