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  • ESRB: REPORT ON EMIR

    21/04/2017
    The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) has published a report in response to the European Commission’s legislative review of the... European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). The report provides proposals on how to enhance the effectiveness and transparency of the Regulation.
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  • EIOPA PROPOSES AMENDMENTS TO THE ADOPTED SOLVENCY II TECHNICAL STANDARDS ON REPORTING AND DISCLOSURE

    21/04/2017
    The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has identified in a press release some required amendments to the Implementing Technical... Standard (ITS) on the templates for the submission of information to the supervisory authorities and in the ITS with regard to the procedures, formats and templates of the solvency and financial condition report.
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  • ESMA: DISCUSSION ON MARKET-BASED FINANCE IN LATEST BANQUE DE FRANCE FINANCIAL STABILITY REVIEW

    21/04/2017
    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) discusses market-based finance in Europe in an article published in the Banque de France's... latest Financial Stability Review No. 21. ESMA expects market-based finance to grow in the future driven by a strong potential for demand facilitated by a supportive policy environment and the limited ability of banks to finance the economy. In this article, ESMA analyses how European legislation on securities markets already include a number of microprudential tools available to supervisors, which need to be taken into account when designing macroprudential tools for ensuring the stability of market-based finance.
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  • COUNCIL OF THE EU: CORRIGENDUM TO DELEGATED REGULATION ON CONTRIBUTIONS TO SINGLE RESOLUTION FUND

    21/04/2017
    The Council of EU has published a corrigendum (C(2017)2337 final) to Delegated Regulation on contributions to single resolution fund with regard... to the criteria relating to the calculation of ex-ante contributions, and on the circumstances and conditions under which the payment of extraordinary ex post contributions may be partially or entirely deferred. The corrigendum makes changes to the title and Articles 4 and 5 of the SRM Regulation
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  • BIS INTERNATIONAL BANKING STATISTICS AT END-DECEMBER 2016

    21/04/2017
    he Bank for International Settlements (BIS) released international banking statistics for the quarter ending in December 2016. International banking activity... weakened in the last quarter of 2016, with cross-border claims dropping by $280 billion. This weakness mainly reflected a fall in cross-border lending to advanced economies. In contrast, cross-border bank claims on emerging market economies were almost stable, inching down by $9 billion. There was a decrease in lending to Latin America and emerging Europe, while claims on Africa and the Middle East and emerging Asia and Pacific rose.
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  • BBA: GUIDANCE ON MIFIR TRANSACTION REPORTING SHORT SELLING INDICATOR

    20/04/2017
    The British Bankers' Association (BBA) have published new guidance on Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) transaction reporting short selling requirements.... The BBA explains that MiFIR transaction reporting introduces a number of new requirements, including a new field requiring the completion of a "short sale indicator" for transaction reports. Requiring firms to indicate whether a transaction is a short sale.
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  • BIS: ACCOUNTING FOR GLOBAL LIQUIDITY - RELOADING THE MATRIX

    20/04/2017
    Mr Hyun Song Shin, Economic Adviser and Head of Research of the BIS, gave a speech at the IMF-IBRN Joint Conference... "Transmission of macroprudential and monetary policies across borders". The speech covers how exchange rates affect the economy through a financial channel, as well as the trade channel.
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  • ESA: HIGHLIGHT’S MAIN RISKS FOR THE EU FINANCIAL SYSTEM

    20/04/2017
    The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA) has published its spring 2017 Report on risks and... vulnerabilities in the European Union's financial system. The Report highlights the risks to the stability of the European financial sector in an environment subject to political and economic uncertainties. The report identifies the primary risks to the financial system as: • Low profitability of financial institutions; • Valuation risks around search for yield and repricing of risk premia; • Interconnectedness within the financial system; and • Cyber risks and IT-related operational risks.
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  • LMA EU CONTRACT CONTINUITY CLAUSE

    20/04/2017
    The LMA has published a new model clause designed to give enhanced contract certainty on the occurrence of an ‘event’, associated... with membership of the EU or economic or monetary union in the EU. The clause provides that contracts will continue unless there is an urgent need to terminate a contract for licensing or other regulatory reason following Brexit or other EU member exit or Eurozone break-up.
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  • FCA: FCA MISSION 2017

    19/04/2017
    The FCA have published its Mission 2017. The FCA’s Mission is to serve the public interest through the objectives given to... it by Parliament. The Mission document explains how this will affect the decisions the FCA takes. It explains the intervention framework for the strategic decisions the FCA makes, the reasoning behind its work and the way it chooses the tools to do it.
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