Tag: ESMA

Forex Weekly Look Back
July 17, 2020 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Forex Weekly Look Back: FXOpen UK acquires AMB Prime, FXCubic partners with Equiti Group for liquidity solutions

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs’ Sustainability Survey reported growing investor demand for ESG disclosure. The WFE sustainability survey encapsulates the extent of the engagement of its members in Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues across developed and emerging markets. The survey is carried out annually. The…

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ESMA and MAS sign a MoU on Singapore's Financial Benchmarks
April 17, 2020 BY Steffy Bogdanova

ESMA and MAS sign a MoU on Singapore's Financial Benchmarks

Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, commented: The finalisation of the MoU with MAS is an important step towards the completion of the EU’s third country regime for benchmarks. Regulators around the world are committed to the accuracy and reliability of key global benchmarks and this MoU will facilitate the achievement of these objectives. Ong Chong Tee,…

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March 20, 2020 BY Steffy Bogdanova

EU financial regulators protect the market by banning short selling

On Wednesday, the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) of Belgium announced a ban on entering into a short sale. It might constitute or increase a net short position on stocks admitted to trading to Belgian trading venues. The short sale prohibition includes: “any transaction which creates, or relates to, a financial instrument and where…

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March 13, 2020 BY Steffy Bogdanova

ESMA issues recommendations for financial market participants regarding Covid-19 

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), in coordination with the National Competent Authorities (NCAs) is closely monitoring the impact of Covid-19 outbreak on financial markets in the European Union. Following a discussion of the Board of Supervisors examining the marketing situations and observing contingency measures taken by supervised entities, ESMA is making the following…

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March 10, 2020 BY Steffy Bogdanova

ESMA reviews the transparency regime for non-equity instruments for MiFIR

Europe’s market regulator, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a Consultation Paper in review of the transparency regime for non-equity instruments and the trading obligation for derivatives under the Market in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR). In this Paper, ESMA makes proposals for possible amendments to the transparency regime based on data analyses…

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regulations
February 26, 2020 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Why Forex regulation matters and what to expect in 2020?

Regulation provides with trust in the otherwise risky industry, it gives Forex brokers framework to guide them. Licenses mean that brokers have gone through a vetting process, their legitimacy has been confirmed. Thus, making them safer in holding your money and accessing investments and financial markets. Licenses help brokers to form and maintain meaningful partnerships…

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February 10, 2020 BY Steffy Bogdanova

ESMA releases double volume cap numbers for 2019

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated last week the double volume cap (DVC) register on its website under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). The DVC report includes the DVC data for 2019 and updates on already published periods. The agency reports 66 new DVC breaches – 55 equities for the…

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