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FCA consults on CRD IV: Are you an IFPRU or BIPRU firm?

Proposed changes to the FCA Handbook as published by the FCA in its consultation paper published on 31 July 2013.
The Serious Crime Bill

The Serious Crime Bill progressed unscathed through one of its final stages this week and should receive Royal Assent before the current Parliament is dissolved on 30 March.

CMA considers price cap undertakings in East Coast rail franchise

The CMA is considering undertakings in lieu from Stagecoach to address competition concerns regarding the award of the East Coast rail franchise.

Commission conditionally approves Liberty Global’s acquisition of De Vijver Media

The European Commission has conditionally approved Liberty Global’s acquisition of controlling stake in De Vijver Media in return for commitments.

Private equity and venture capital could benefit from EU Capital Markets Union

The new European Commission President has spoken extensively about his plan for a "capital markets union" and last week's Green Paper puts some flesh on the bones, and marks the beginning of a broad consultation.

Summary of day two at SuperReturn International 2015

The second day of SuperReturn International saw the speakers share valuable insights on the industry and the different eras it has witnessed between 2005 and the present day.

AGCM and Italian Financial Police sign new protocol for collaboration

The Italian Competition Authority and Italian Financial Police have signed a new protocol for collaboration and the protection of competition, the market and consumers.

AGCM fines major crisps producers for misleading advertising

The Italian Competition Authority has fined four major crisps producers in Italy for misleading advertising.

AGCM supports the Government as regards Competition Annual Law

The Italian Competition Authority has expressed its support for the draft annual competition law approved by the government on 20 February 2015.

CNMC fines petrol operators €32.4 million for horizontal anticompetitive agreements related to the fuel supply market

The Spanish Competition Authority has fined suppliers operating in the oil-related products market for an infringement of Article 1 of the Spanish Competition Act and Article 101 TFEU.

OECD Foreign Bribery Report - “An analysis of the crime of bribery of foreign public officials”

The OECD Foreign Bribery Report is the first major analysis of countries’ efforts to combat corruption since the Anti-Bribery Convention came into force on 15 February 1999

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