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Irish domiciled funds get green light to invest in China’s interbank bond market

Political uncertainty, Brexit jitters and eurozone growth slowdown slams market sentiment

EU financial markets are increasingly nervous, according to the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma).

Libor deadline approaches as jurisdictions ponder alternatives

The end of the London interbank offered rate (Libor)is in sight as various working groups in different industry sectors and geographic regions develop protocols to transition to new benchmark rates.

UK and US work together to ensure smooth derivatives markets after Brexit

UK and US authorities are taking measures to ensure the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, no matter what form it takes, will not create regulatory uncertainty for derivatives market activity between the UK and US.

Non-bank lending firms want EU policymakers to change their approach to the sector

The growth of non-bank lending in the EU means policymakers are re-evaluating their approach to this market and considering whether the current regulatory framework remains appropriate.

Esma puts emphasis on IT and security in 2019 work programme

Data quality and access by authorities, IT process and system reliability are among the top priorities for the European Securities and Markets Authority’s 2019 supervision work programme.

Esma approves third country recognition for three UK CCPs in case of no deal Brexit

Three central counterparties (CCPs) in the UK — LCH, ICE Clear Europe and LME Clear — will be recognised by EU in case of no deal Brexit.

Luxembourg takes steps to prepare financial services for no deal Brexit

Luxembourg has introduced a Bill n measures to be taken in relation to the financial services sector in case of the UK's withdrawal from the EU without a formal agreement.