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Digital pound would boost post-Brexit City of London, think-tank says

Apr 09 2021

LONDON A digital pound must be at the heart of Britain's efforts to strengthen the City of London's global attraction as a financial centre after Brexit, think-tank CityUnited Project said on Friday.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Dovish Fed lifts Wall Street stock futures to record high

Apr 08 2021

LONDON, April 8 Wall Street was poised to notch a record high on Thursday after reassurance from the Federal Reserve that its bond-buying support for economic recovery won't be ending anytime soon.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares lifted to record highs by lockdown easing, benign Fed

Apr 08 2021

LONDON, April 8 Stocks in Europe reached record highs on Thursday, buoyed by optimism in Britain over easing lockdown restrictions, while a benign outlook for U.S. interest rates was set to push Wall Street to new heights.

Patchy corporate climate disclosure prompts G20 watchdog to act

Apr 06 2021

LONDON G20 companies will face common disclosure requirements on climate change risks under plans by the Financial Stability Board, which coordinates financial rules for the group.

Get your COVID relief exit plan ready, regulator tells the G20

Apr 06 2021

LONDON While ending COVID economic relief measures too soon would present more of a threat to financial stability than leaving them in place too long, it was time for G20 countries to decide how it should be done, the Financial Stability Board said on Tuesday.

Swiss volumes help London catch up with Amsterdam in share trading

Apr 01 2021

LONDON The City of London has almost closed the share trading gap with Amsterdam since dealings in Swiss shares resumed in the UK capital following Brexit, figures from Cboe exchange showed on Thursday.

New UK-EU financial services pact remains weak on market access

Mar 30 2021

LONDON A financial services cooperation pact agreed by Britain and the European Union to enable regulators to share information forsees two meetings a year and stops short of any substantive reference to market access, a document showed on Tuesday.

Britain will focus crypto rules on stablecoins, minister says

Mar 30 2021

LONDON Britain will focus first on regulating stablecoins rather than the broader cryptocurrency market, its financial services minister said on Tuesday, citing the threat to competition should any major private effort dominate the emerging field.

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