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European Union approves CME Group and IHS Markit’s joint venture
July 23, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

European Union approves CME Group and IHS Markit’s joint venture

The statement said: The proposed transaction is largely complementary, and results in a few technically overlapping areas between the companies’ activities relating to trade processing products. The new joint venture will provide trade processing and risk mitigation services for global OTC markets across interest rate, FX, equity and credit asset classes. Business information provider S&P…

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LSEG gets regulatory approval for $27 billion Refinitiv deal
January 14, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

LSEG gets regulatory approval for $27 billion Refinitiv deal

The approval of the acquisition brings a lengthy regulatory review of the deal, which will see Refinitiv owner Blackstone take a stake in LSE and will clear the way for a major new rival to Bloomberg. The authorities have been concerned that the acquisition would give the London bourse too much market data control, enabling…

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European Commission adopts new rules to increase transparency in securities financing markets
December 13, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

European Commission adopts new rules to increase transparency in securities financing markets

In an important step towards increasing the transparency of securities financing markets, the European Commission announced earlier today that it has adopted a package new measures under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR). The SFTR requires all securities financing transactions to be reported to a central database called "trade repository". The delegated and implementing acts…

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fca cftc regulation
October 27, 2017 BY Valentina Kirilova

FCA statement on MiFID II inducements and research

The FCA informed that it welcomes the announcements made yesterday by the European Commission and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (US SEC) in relation to the MiFID II inducements and research reforms and their interaction with US regulation. Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive Officer at the FCA, said: I am grateful for the constructive conversations…

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March 29, 2017 BY Valentina Kirilova

European Commission blocks proposed merger between Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange Group

The European Commission has prohibited the proposed merger between Deutsche Börse AG and London Stock Exchange Group under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission's investigation concluded the merger would have created a de facto monopoly in the markets for clearing fixed income instruments. The proposed merger would have combined the activities of the two largest…

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ESMA bond liquidity data
February 14, 2017 BY Valentina Kirilova

ESMA writes to European Commission on MiFID II systematic internalisers operating broker crossing networks

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has written to the European Commission to raise its concern over the potential establishment of networks of systematic internalisers (SIs) by investment firms to circumvent certain MIFID II obligations; in particular, the requirements for investment firms operating internal matching systems and executing client orders on a multilateral basis…

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