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ECB: first euro area bank 'stress tests' a "major milestone" ahead of new regulatory regime

Roughly one in five of the EU's largest banks were not holding enough capital to cover the impact of market 'stress' as of the end of 2013, although 12 of the affected 25 have since taken action to rectify the shortfall, according to the European Central Bank... 28 Oct 2014

“Taxpayers should not bear the cost” of bank failure says Bank of England as final resolution framework published

The failure of banks should have “the same impact as the failure of any other institution”, with taxpayers spared from having to bear any costs the Bank of England has said. It has published its approach to dealing with lenders in financial difficulty. 27 Oct 2014

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Basel Committee plans faster work on 'leverage ratio' for global banks

Global banking regulators are planning to finalise the framework for the 'leverage ratio', one of the measures of bank capital reporting required under the upcoming Basel III international regulatory regime, sooner than previously planned. 23 Oct 2014

Companies should not wait to apply to set aside default judgments, says expert, after court makes clear 'Mitchell' principles apply

Companies hoping to have a default judgment against them set aside must be sure to act quickly, an expert has said, after a recent court decision confirmed what courts must consider when considering an application. 22 Oct 2014

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