European Parliament could still approve derivatives rules

02/7/2013 | (subscription required) · Reuters

The European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee voted against technical standards on over-the-counter derivatives and central counterparties, but the rules might still be approved by Parliament. The committee based its decision on a belief that the European Securities and Markets Authority had misinterpreted a portion of the law that mandates the rules, but Parliament might approve them anyway to avoid a lengthy rewrite. Meanwhile, a French market regulator is urging European lawmakers to approve the rules.

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