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EU Agrees Rules To Simplify Trades, Ease Capital Demands

Law360, London (May 14, 2019, 2:24 PM BST) -- Governments of European Union countries approved rules on Tuesday aimed at simplifying how smaller companies and pension funds trade derivatives products, in a move intended to reform how businesses secure funding and to improve banking supervision in the bloc.

The changes to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation, or EMIR, and the Capital Requirement Regulation, known as CRR, will also allow small businesses and funds to amass lower capital reserves, the buffers they hold to protect themselves from risk in the markets. The rules were given the green light by the Council of the European Union.

The reforms to the market infrastructure rules, known...

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