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13 October 2016

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123rd Brussels for Breakfast – Notes
Organised by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI), hosted by Grant Thornton with co-presenter Hand Hack (FTI Consulting).  View Article


PIIE: Theresa May's Reckless Gamble on a "Hard" Brexit
Like Prime Minister David Cameron before her, Britain's Theresa May is guiding the Conservative Party into a reckless political and economic gamble over the issue of membership of the European Union, writes Jacob Funk Kirkegaard from the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE).   View Article
Reuters: UK's May says lawmakers can debate Brexit process, no Article 50 vote
May has been under pressure to divulge more of her plans for Britain's exit from the bloc beyond her catchphrase that "Brexit means Brexit", but in a lively session of Parliament her government said it had little concrete to give away.  View Article
Commercial Risk Europe: France first off the blocks to woo UK firms as hard Brexit looms
French regulators are simplifying and speeding up licensing procedures in anticipation of Brexit.  View Article
FT: Brexit set to push VTB’s Europe hub out of London
Russian state-controlled bank considering alternative locations including Frankfurt, Paris or Vienna.  View Article
OMFIF: Steering a path away from Europe
Denmark's experience has important lessons for Prime Minister Theresa May's government as it attempts to negotiate the UK's path through Brexit, writes Joergen Oerstroem.  View Article
FRC: Speech by Sir Win Bischoff on Brexit
Speech at the Financial Services BREXIT summit.  View Article
ESBG: Brexit -The future of Europe's banks rests on diversity
Commentary by Chris De Noose on diversity, subsidiarity and proportionality: the cures for the EU's post-Brexit ills.  View Article
Reuters: British economy losing steam as business investment wilts, surveys show
The surveys released on Monday will heighten concerns about the longer-term prospects of the economy which has so far fared better than most economists expected since June's Brexit vote.  View Article


FT: EU members at odds over new bank capital rules
Commission and some finance chiefs say Basel regulators’ planned measures will curb competitiveness.  View Article
Finance Watch: Commission should present ambitious plans to help consumers navigate capital markets
"We would like to see: more accessible, basic financial products being offered; a sensible way of paying financial advisors; and proper enforcement of consumer protection rules," said the Secretary General of the organisation.  View Article
EurActiv: Do the member states want a Capital Markets Union?
A year ago, Jonathan Hill launched the European Commission’s Action Plan for a Capital Markets Union. Progress has been limited, and responsibility rests with the member states. Michael Collins asks if their appetite is strong enough for the reforms needed.  View Article


European Commission: ECOFIN
Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis about the outcome of the Annual IMF – World Bank Meetings, the European Fund for Sustainable Development, the 2016 European Semester and ongoing discussions in the Basel Committee on banking reforms.  View Article
ECB: Beyond monetary policy
Peter Praet speaks about the importance of a proper alignment of economic policies in EMU.  View Article
Reuters: ECB could hit inflation target by late 2018, early 2019 - Draghi
Speaking at the IMF's annual meeting, Draghi added that he also saw no evidence that low inflation has become embedded in wage setting, a big fear for policymakers as low wage growth could perpetuate low inflation.  View Article
ECB: Securing sustained economic growth in the euro area
Vítor Constâncio discusses the euro area economy, ECB staff projections and monetary policy.  View Article

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