About: Markets in Financial Instruments

Euro & Finance 04-04-2013

Introduce precautionary principle for financial products, or they will fail us

Europe is in the process of re-formulating financial regulations and creating a new banking union, but new rules will give rise to new financial products, writes Suleika Reiners, and these may wriggle around the new rules. Financial innovations need to be tested and put to the precautionary principle no less than other aspects of society, she argues, and suggests that a new body could be set up to carry this out.
Brexit 23-10-2012

UK report rejects EU plan to curb high-speed trading

European Union plans to clamp down on trading shares faster than the blink of an eye could damage market efficiency and reduce liquidity, a UK government-sponsored paper said, rejecting a key Brussels proposal to force traders to hold shares for longer.
Brexit 27-03-2012

EU lawmaker turns screw on ultra-fast trading

Banks should be banned from giving outside brokers direct access to markets as part of a sweeping crackdown on computerised high-frequency trading, reads a European Parliament report to be presented to the Economic and monetary committee on 24 April. 
Brexit 21-10-2011

Financial regulation plays catch up with crisis

The European Commission has proposed extending the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) to redress market abuse and volatile trades highlighted by the financial crisis. Experts warn that arbitrage is always around the corner.
Brexit 02-02-2010

EU to update market transparency law

A law designed to shine a light on securities trading, badly burned by the credit crunch, will be revamped by the new European Commission.

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