IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 17 July 2018

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  • EP Opinion - Regulation amending Regulations establishing European Supervisory Authorities and Regulations on financial markets: (EU) No 1093/2010, (EU) No 1094/2010, (EU) No 1095/2010, (EU) No 345/2013, (EU) No 346/2013, (EU) No 600/2014, (EU) 2015/760, (EU) 2016/1011 and (EU) 2017/1129 - PE 622.198v02-00 - Committee on Budgets +++ 


  • Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of parts of Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A. by BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A. +++ 


  • ECB: Real convergence in central, eastern and south-eastern Europe


  • EIOPA examines causes of insurers’ failures and near misses


  • ESMA responds to EC consultation on Fitness Check
  • ESMA updates Q&As on Benchmarks Regulation
  • ESMA finalises standards for the implementation of the Prospectus Regulation


  • Latest publications by the Bank for International Settlements
  • Benoît Cœuré: The future of financial market infrastructures - spearheading progress without renouncing safety
  • Jens Weidmann: Towards a more stable monetary union - what is the right recipe?
  • Lynn Patterson: Rebooting reference rates
  • Nestor A Espenilla, Jr: Providing an enabling environment at the crossroads of digital transformation
  • Stephen S Poloz: Let me be clear - from transparency to trust and understanding
  • Geoff Bascand: In search of gold - exploring central bank digital currency
  • Randal K Quarles: America's vital interest in global efforts to promote financial stability
  • Gent Sejko: Modernisation of retail payment systems in Albania
  • Elisabeta Gjoni: Modernisation of retail payment systems in Albania


  • IMF: Transcript of the Press Conference on the Release of the July 2018 World Economic Outlook Update
  • IMF Executive Board Considers External Evaluation of the Independent Evaluation Office


    • COMMISSION DECISION not to propose an implementing act to reject the draft national measure notified on 24 May 2018 by Sweden under Article 458 (4) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the adoption and financing of the 2018 work programme for the implementation of the pilot project on ‘Horizontal Task Force Distributed Ledger Technology’, ‘Creating a true Banking Union’ and ‘European fund for crowdfunding investments’


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