Eurozone sovereign bond markets are in the eye of the storm. High borrowing costs and a fragmented sovereign issuances in Europe may be overcome in the future if fiscal consolidation and structural reforms deliver economic growth and greater integration by filling gaps in competitiveness among member states.
On 20 January 2012, leading commodity experts met again in Brussels to discuss on this occasion agricultural commodities —and in particular the role of market infrastructure in allowing greater market access to small producers in the last decade.
The ECMI and CEPS Task Force on commodities price formation discussed, on December 9th, recent developments in global markets for raw materials and base metals commodities.
After months of discussions, the European Commission officially released the draft level 1 text of the new Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and Regulation (MiFIR) on October 20th.
"Investment banks can save funding costs by running synthetic exchange traded funds that use derivatives to track indices, according to the BIS.
The Task Force on commodities price formation held its third meeting on market structure issues of raw materials and base metals physical and derivatives markets, and in particular for copper, aluminium and iron ore.
After a very successful start last month, this second meeting of the ECMI-CEPS task force on commodities price formation focused on energy commodities.
Defining 'complexity’ for retail financial products should be done with reference to the ability of investors to understand their risk-return patte