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On 6 August, the Union Cabinet of India approved 100 per cent foreign direct investment in railway infrastructure.
UK: ESMA paper on calculation of counterparty risk by UCITSs for OTC transactions subject to clearing obligations
On 22 July 2014, ESMA issued a discussion paper on counterparty risk calculation methods for UCITSs subject to central clearing.
On 31 July 2014, the Council of the European Union adopted Regulation (EU) No 833/2014, which implements Council Decision 2014/512/CFSP of 31 July 2014.
The European Commission has provided a further response to a request to clarify the definition of ‘financial instruments’ under Directive 2004/39/EC on MiFID.
At the end of July, the US and the EU escalated their respective sanctions regimes against Russia following the Kremlin’s intervention in the Crimea/Ukraine crisis.
The Level 2 process for MiFID 2 and MiFIR (together MiFID II), which are expected to come into force by the beginning of 2017, is under way.
The FCA has published a document setting out a number of considerations for firms who are thinking of using third-party technology or off-the-shelf banking solutions.
The Council of the European Union has concluded on the new designation criteria for sanctions on natural and legal persons concerning the situation in Ukraine.
Alastair Harris, payment expert at Eversheds, has commented on SEPA payment regulations becoming fully operational in all eurozone countries.
Eversheds’ Hong Kong office has announced the appointment of partner Samuel Chau in the banking team.
With many legal and regulatory developments still to come in 2014, it is important for financial institutions to consider and understand these changes.
MiFID 2 is likely to have significant consequences in Switzerland, in particular among Swiss banks, securities dealers and independent asset managers.
An unqualified consumer relations officer can only be employed until the 31 July 2014 at the latest.
Following the downing of MH17, the EU has bolstered its stance against Russia and has increased sanctions on the state. However, tougher sanctions are being called for.
There should be a market investigation into the markets for banking services for SMEs and the supply of personal current accounts, according to the CMA.
Eversheds senior associate Muhammad Anum Saleem has commented on the opening of the Saudi Arabian stock market.
Lesley Farrell, partner at Eversheds, has commented on the news that UK banks are facing a full-scale CMA probe.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa was created for accelerating sustainable socio-economic development and improving quality of life.
International retail businesses that have businesses or subsidiaries with banking facilities in Italy should be aware of recent tax changes within the country.
Eversheds partner Jeremy Irving has commented on news that the FCA is launching an investigation into insurance price comparison websites.