Sunday Jul 6
Post BNP, EU Wants Equivalence on Banks With U.S., Barnier Says
The European Union wants regulator "equivalence" with the U.S. on financial matters, EU financial services chief Michel Barnier said, flagging the matter as a key issue for trans-Atlantic trade talks.
EU executive to look at regulating Bitcoin currency
European Union financial services chief Michel Barnier believes it is "imperative" to look at possible EU regulation for virtual currencies like bitcoin, his spokeswoman said on Friday.
ECB Survey Shows Opposition to EU Bank-Structure Bill
The European Commission faces calls from banks to scale back parts of a draft law that could lead to some lenders being forced to split off trading activities, a European Central Bank survey shows.
EU bank chief: more fines will follow BNP
Other European banks could face US fines, the head of financial services at the European Commission warned yesterday, as BNP Paribas faced a record $9bn penalty for sanctions busting.
EU legal opinion says exemption for UK bank rules from EU curbs "illegal"
EU financial services commissioner Michel Barnier has proposed a law that would slap curbs on so-called proprietary trading or banks taking bets on the market.