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Tuesday Apr 15 | KDWN

EU lawmakers complete financial system overhaul

The European Parliament on Tuesday completed the biggest overhaul of the bloc's financial system since the introduction of the euro currency, passing laws to minimize the risk and cost posed by failing banks.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Independent

EU chief pledges crackdown on 'flash boy' high-frequency traders

Europe's financial chief promised the toughest-ever clampdown on high-frequency traders yesterday, as the world's-biggest futures market faced legal action related to the practice.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Bloomberg

High-Frequency Traders Set for Curbs as EU Reins In Flash Boys

European Union lawmakers are poised to approve some of the toughest restrictions in the world on high-frequency trading, the first crackdown in the aftermath of Michael Lewis 's latest book, "Flash Boys."

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Related Topix: Financial Markets

Wed Apr 09, 2014

West Australian

EU proposes bigger shareholder say over executive pay

Listed companies across the European Union must get shareholder approval on pay policy for top executives under a draft European Union law aimed at making firms more answerable to their owners.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Bloomberg

Euro-Area Banks Face Tougher Risk-Model Scrutiny: Barnier

The European Union's financial-services chief Michel Barnier said, "The single supervisor will need to work on the great diversity of approaches in terms of bank risk-weight models that exist at the moment."

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Related Topix: Banking, Financial Services, European Central Bank, Greece, World News

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Free Republic

(European) Commission plans to tap pension funds to kickstart business

Tapping pension funds and encouraging online crowd funding are at the heart of plans unveiled by the European Commission to kickstart business investment.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

West Australian

Europe to loosen rules for banks repackaging debt

The European Union will loosen rules on selling securitised debt, the bloc's regulatory chief said on Thursday, giving a second chance to products that triggered the worst financial crisis in a generation.

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Fri Mar 21, 2014

The Washington Post

Russia Pressed on Ukraine as EU Joins U.S. on Sanctions

The European Union followed the U.S. in intensifying sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle to pressure his government to defuse the global standoff over Ukraine.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Business News

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