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Market Update: June 19, 2017

Last Week’s Market Activity

  • Stocks little changed Friday. Intra-market moves were in focus, particularly ~3% difference between energy (+1.7%) and consumer staples (-1.0%)
  • Consumer staples slide.
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Markets & The Economy

Regulation of OTC derivatives: Amending the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Angelos Delivorias (1st edition),

The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR – Regulation (EU) No 648/2012), adopted in 2012, forms part of the European regulatory response to the financial crisis, and specifically addresses the problems observed in the functioning of the ‘over-the-counter’ (OTC) derivatives market during the 2007-2008 financial crisis. 203 more words


ECB hints at end to easy money policy


© AFP/File / by Tom BARFIELD | The European Central Bank is keen to avoid financial market upsets as it heads for the exit from its bond-buying programme… 763 more words

U.S. stock futures edge higher as ‘Super Thursday’ arrives

Comey hearing, U.K. election and ECB meeting are all on deck Thursday

Stocks Inch Up Ahead of Comey Testimony, U.K. Election

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8 June 2017 (AFR,Reuters) - ECB triggers overnight Santander rescue of Spain's Banco Popular

(8 June 2017, AFR, p12,  By Jesús Aguado and Francesco Guarascio | MADRID/BRUSSELS)

‘European authorities stepped in to avert a collapse of Spain’s Banco Popular POP.MC following a run on the bank, orchestrating a last-minute rescue on Wednesday by Santander (SAN.MC), the country’s biggest lender. 67 more words

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Santander buys Spain’s Popular for one euro after ECB says the bank is failing

Banco Santander SA agreed to take over Banco Popular Espanol SA after European regulators determined that the troubled lender was likely to fail and ordered it to be sold. 645 more words