Reform of Article 41 of the Law on the Financial Sector: Professional secrecy and outsourcing arrangements Published the 09.02.2018
On 6 February 2018, the Chamber of Deputies voted the law amending, among others, Article 41 of the Law of 5 April 1993 on the financial sector, dealing with professional...
It is sustainable finance o’clock in Brussels Published the 02.02.2018
The European Commission ambitions to make the EU the world most sustainable finance system. In order to reach this goal the European Commission set up last year a High Level...
Luxembourg ranks third in the Inclusive Development Index Published the 26.01.2018
According to the “Inclusive Development Index 2017” (IDI), a global index published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) last week, Luxembourg ranks third. The ranking analyses the world’s advanced and...
EU Commission approach on cryptocurrencies Published the 26.01.2018
On 23 January, the EU Commission outlined its approach on cryptocurrencies. The extract of Vice-President Dombrovskis’ speech held at the ECOFIN press conference and regarding cryptocurrencies: “In terms of financial services...
Starting the review of the ESAs and of their (increased) powers Published the 26.01.2018
To say that the Commission’s legislative proposal on the review of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) raised some eyebrows might be an understatement. When ECOFIN Ministers discussed the text in...
Benchmarking the financial sector Published the 26.01.2018
Following a number of cases of benchmark manipulations across the globe, governments and regulatory bodies have put their focus on how benchmarks are set and administered. At European Union level,...
EIB: 60 years of investing in Europe and beyond Published the 19.01.2018
The EIB is the lending arm of the European Union owned by its 28 Member States and is the world’s biggest multilateral lender. Founded in Brussels in 1958 as the...
Luxembourg: first country in the world to introduce a law on green covered bonds Published the 19.01.2018
On 5 January 2018, the Luxembourg State Council (“Conseil d’Etat”) endorsed the draft bill on banks issuing covered bonds (banques d’émission de lettres de gage) amending the law of 5...
CET1 ratio: Luxembourg significant banks first in the EU Published the 12.01.2018
In an EBA comparison of the EU significant banks’ capital ratios, published in November 2017, Luxembourg banks with a reported CET1 ratio above 22% have improved again their level of...
Private Banking in Luxembourg: the last 10 years and the future Published the 12.01.2018
On the occasion of Luxembourg’s Private Banking Group 10th Anniversary, Founding Fathers and Key Members of the Private Banking Group, Luxembourg (PBGL)  have given their views on the evolution in...


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