IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 23 March 2017


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# FINANCIAL SERVICES: 

  • EU Commission on Consumer Financial Services Action Plan: Better products and more choice for European consumers +++ 
  • EU Commission Memo: Consumer Financial Services Action Plan +++ 
  • Vice-President Dombrovskis on the Consumer Financial Services Action Plan +++ 
  • Consumer protection must come before financial innovation - Finance Watch comments +++ 

# EUROPEAN SEMESTER: 

  • Vice-President Katainen in Finland for European Semester country visit +++ 

# CROSS-BORDER PAYMENTS

  • BEUC: Commission plans to tackle high, unfair fees in cross-border and currency conversion payments

# SLOVAKIA

  • IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Slovak Republic
  • IMF Country Report No. 17/71: Slovak Republic : 2017 Article IV Consultation
  • IMF Country Report No. 17/72 : Slovak Republic : Selected Issues Author/Editor:International Monetary Fund. European Dept. Summary: Selected Issues

# BANKING UNION

  • ECB Annual report on supervisory activities published
  • ECB Speech  Sabine Lautenschläger: Taming the fire

# ECB

  • Latest publications by the ECB
    • Economic Bulletin Issue 2, 2017
    • Focus: Conceptual issues surrounding the measurement of fiscal space (Economic Bulletin 2/2017)
    • Focus: New euro area statistics on insurance corporations (Economic Bulletin 2/2017)
    • Focus: Liquidity conditions and monetary policy operations in the period from 26 October 2016 to 24 January 2017 (Economic Bulletin 2/2017)
    • Focus: Impact of the ECB's non-standard measures on financing conditions: taking stock of recent evidence (Economic Bulletin 2/2017)
    • Focus: EME financial market developments after the 2016 US presidential election compared with developments after the 2013 tapering talk episode (Economic Bulletin 2/2017)
  • Latest decisions by the ECB
    • ECB/2017/5 Decision (EU) 2017/468 of the ECB of 26 January 2017 amending Decision ECB/2010/10 on non-compliance with statistical reporting requirements
    • ECB/2017/7 Guideline (EU) 2017/469 of the ECB of 7 February 2017 amending Guideline ECB/2008/8 on data collection regarding the euro and the operation of the Currency Information System 2

# BREXIT

  • Brexit and the pound - speech by Ben Broadbent

# ESMA

  • CRA Guidelines on the validation and review of methodologies now available in all EU languages
  • ESMA publishes two sets of guidelines under CSDR

# BIS

  • BIS: Commodity price risk management and fiscal policy in a sovereign default model
  • BIS: Volatility risk premia and future commodities returns
  • BIS: Business cycles in an oil economy
  • BIS: Oil, equities, and the zero lower bound
  • BIS: Statistical implications of the new financial landscape
  • BIS: Macro policy responses to natural resource windfalls and the crash in commodity prices

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG FISMA
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Consumer Financial Services Action Plan: Better Products, More Choice

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Delegated Acts : MiFID II – ECON Letter to Commission on SIs operating broker crossing networks - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 2152 2017 Init Working Party on Financial Services (RRM - Attachés + Experts)
  • St 8356 2016 Cor 1 CORRIGENDUM of 17.3.2017 to Commission Delegated Regulation of 25 April 2016 supplementing Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards organisational requirements and operating conditions for investment firms and defined terms for the purposes of that Directive C(2016) 2398 final
  • St 10651 2016 Cor 1 CORRIGENDUM of 17.3.2017 to Commission Delegated Regulation of 24 June 2016 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards on clearing access in respect of trading venues and central counterparties C(2016) 3807 final
  • St 11296 2016 Cor 1 CORRIGENDUM of 17.3.2017 to Commission Delegated Regulation of 14 July 2016 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments with regard to regulatory technical standards on transparency requirements for trading venues and investment firms in respect of shares, depositary receipts, exchange-traded funds, certificates and other similar financial instruments and on transaction execution obligations in respect of certain shares on a trading venue or by a systematic internaliser C(2016) 4390 final
  • St 7269 2017 Init Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 2007/36/EC as regards the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement and Directive 2013/34/EU as regards certain elements of the corporate governance statement - Outcome of the European Parliament's first reading (Strasbourg, 13 to 16 March 2017)
  • Cm 2134 2017 Init Financial Counsellors Working Party Meeting
  • Pe 2 2017 Init DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 2007/36/EC as regards the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement
  • St 7551 2017 Init COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) No …/.. of 2.3.2017 amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories with regard to the list of exempted entities = intention not to raise odjections to a delegated act
  • St 7576 2017 Init COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... of 16.3.2017 amending Delegated Regulations (EU) 2015/2205, (EU) 2016/592 and (EU) 2016/1178 as regards the deadline for compliance with clearing obligations for certain counterparties dealing with OTC derivatives = intention not to raise objections to a delegated act
  • St 7579 2017 Init COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... of 8.3.2017 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs) by laying down regulatory technical standards with regard to the presentation, content, review and revision of key information documents
  • St 7557 2017 Init 2016 EFC Report to the Commission and the Council on "The Movement of Capital and the Freedom of Payments"

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