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Lawsuit and national differences cast doubt over BRRD

Making the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive work has collided with political priorities at national level and a huge lawsuit over the resolution of a Spanish bank. David Wigan reports.

Investors sue over resolution of Banco Popular Español

An investor lawsuit over the resolution of Banco Popular Español could call into question the viability of the EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive, reports Justin Pugsley. 

Italy’s bank rescues raise hackles in Germany

It seems that not all resolution conditions for failing banks are equal across the EU, with Italy managing to sidestep Europe’s resolution regime to deal with two of its failing banks.

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EU resolution regime aces Banco Popular test amid criticism

Despite earlier concerns over the eurozone’s complex bank resolution mechanisms, the rescue of Banco Popular worked admirably, though it has raised some questions. By Justin Pugsley.  

Hensarling hits back at Times article over Financial Choice Act

Jeb Hensarling attacks New York Times article claiming the Financial Choice Act makes bank failures more dangerous for the financial system.

SIFI process and OLA to be reviewed

President Donald Trump is quickly shredding any doubts over his determination to reform Dodd-Frank, having ordered a review of the orderly liquidation authority and the systemically important financial institutions designation process.

Sam Theodore-Scope Ratings

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? 

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