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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.
Crimea crisis: EU increases existing sanctions and repeats the threat of wider trade restrictions

The EU Council has expanded the list of individuals subject to assets freezes and visa bans with additional persons being added to the sanctions blacklists.

A hot cup of Coco to help investors sleep?

Eoin Hayden, Financial Markets associate, wrote an article for Economia, regarding contingent convertible capital (Cocos).

Change in CTM practice re cancellation actions and conversion

OHIM has updated its guidance on cancellation actions.

Derivatives targeted under MiFID II

Derivatives targeted under #MiFID II as the EU introduces mandatory on-exchange trading, position limits and reporting rules.

UK CMA to continue with short form opinions on trial basis

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has announced that it will continue with the Short-form Opinion process on a trial basis.

The Commission adopts revised Environmental and Energy Aid Guidelines

The European Commission adopted its revised Environmental and Energy Aid Guidelines yesterday, setting out the criteria that State aid must fulfill

The crowdfunding revolution

The European Commission and the FCA have released reports on crowdfunding and the new regulations that apply to the industry

British Gas penalised for blocking businesses from switching

Ofgem has found that British Gas Business incorrectly blocked customers from switching and failed to notify them when their contract was due to expire.

CMA releases final report on UK private healthcare market investigation

On 2 April 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority finalised its investigation into the UK private healthcare market.

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