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Euroclear to open talks with regulators over future share structure

12:08pm GMT

LONDON Securities settlement house Euroclear said on Tuesday it would hold talks with its regulators about making it easier to buy and sell its shares, a key demand of some of its investors.

New UK business minister urged to move fast on audit reform

14 Feb 2020

LONDON Britain's new business minister Alok Sharma was urged on Friday to come forward as soon as possible with a draft law to create a more powerful accounting watchdog.

UK finance industry calls for new forum to police EU access

13 Feb 2020

LONDON Britain's financial sector wants a new forum to oversee how the UK and European Union are maintaining access to each other's financial markets after Brexit.

Euronext says still analyzing whether to bid for Madrid bourse

12 Feb 2020

LONDON/MADRID Pan-European stock market operator Euronext won't decide on whether to make a counter-bid for the Madrid bourse until it has to, Euronext boss Stephane Boujnah said on Wednesday.

EU watchdog says ESG rating firms need rules to stop 'greenwashing'

12 Feb 2020

LONDON Agencies that issue ratings on how much companies and financial products are exposed to climate change need better supervision to help crack down on "greenwashing", a top European Union regulator said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-UK and EU must avoid punch-up over finance - next BoE boss Bailey

12 Feb 2020

LONDON, Feb 12 Britain and the European Union must find a way to settle future differences over how Britain's huge finance industry can do business in the bloc without resorting to a "metaphorical punch-up," the next governor of the Bank of England said.

Asset managers say market data prices may need competition probe

12 Feb 2020

LONDON Competition authorities may be better equipped than securities regulators to ensure that exchanges charge fair prices for data on stock prices, Europe's top asset managers and banks said on Tuesday.

Britain and EU split over financial market access

12 Feb 2020

LONDON/STRASBOURG Britain wants a stable relationship with the European Union for "decades to come" in financial services, finance minister Sajid Javid said on Tuesday, only to receive an instant rebuttal from Brussels. | Video

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