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The European Commission this morning unveiled its initial proposals to regulate ‘shadow banking’ and money market funds (MMFs) – the press release is here and the FAQs are here and here.We covered this issue back in May when we exclusively releas…

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The Bundesbank, The Deutscher Aktieninstitute (DAI), and even EU civil servants from the 11 participating countries have all warned against the FTT in its current form. Today saw yet another German voice raised again the tax – this time from the very…

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There’s an old Latin saying, “If you had kept quiet, you would have remained a philosopher.” Reading the Commission’s defence of its proposed EU financial transaction tax (FTT), that phrase immediately sprung to mind. It’s not the strongest piece, to s…

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The Times reports today on another round of exclusive documents leaked by Open Europe, this time regarding European Commission plans to regulate the ‘shadow banking sector’. See here and here for the docs.A rather niche story you might think but it…

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It has just been announced that at midnight last night the UK government submitted a challenge against the financial transaction tax to the European Court of Justice. The ground being that it impacts (taxes) firms and individuals located in the UK outs…

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