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Italy bail-outs complicate Europe’s resolution plans

Concern is growing that the drawn-out and politicised process of sorting out Italy’s banking crisis could undermine the EU's bank recovery and resolution directive. By Justin Pugsley

NPLs and high costs threaten European bank profits

EU bank profits remain under pressure from non-performing loans and rising costs says the European Banking Authority.

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

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? 

US Fereral Reserve

Watered-down US digital legal requirements are a lost opportunity

By watering down final rules on contract data, which are crucial for the orderly resolution of failing firms, US authorities have missed an opportunity to drive greater digitisation within the industry. By Akber Datoo, managing partner, D2 Legal Technology. 

AT1 coupons to be prioritised over dividends

In a bid to boost confidence in additional tier 1 instruments, the European Commission wants to prioritise coupon payouts over dividends from shares.

Commission launches proposals on CCP resolution plans

The European Commission has put forward proposals to deal with clearing firms in the event of their failure.

Filippo Alloatti

Eurozone bad loan clean-up slowed by regulation

Non-performing loans are a blight on the Eurozone’s financial system and a drag on its economy. However, disparate national regimes and the EU’s own rules are slowing down the clean-up process.

Shadow Committee calls for €1000bn growth boosting fund

A Shadow Committee made up of academics has called for a €1000bn fund to be set up and for further regulatory reforms to boost the fragile EU economy

US lead should see Europe bracing for tougher regulations

The more stringent US approach towards stress-testing banks is likely to lead to European regulators toughening their own tests. Though this might be unwelcome initially, the scenario has a silver lining, says Ambreesh Khanna, group vice president and general manager, Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications.

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