IFLR’s most read stories: June 2019

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 9 Jul 2019
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1.     Primer on the EU Benchmarks Regulation

Regulators’ answer to the Libor-rigging scandal is confusing market participants everywhere. IFLR explains what you need to know in the latest instalment of this free-to-read series

2.       Recent M&A good news for Europe’s cannabis market

Despite a lack of regulatory clarity, medicinal cannabis continues to engage investors looking for diversification

3.       Landmark feature: The influencers

IFLR's editorial team provides a rundown of the most influential individuals, organisations, geopolitical events and trends in financial regulation in 2019

4.       Sustainable finance looks set to dominate the market

Industry sources warn that financial services firms need to adapt their investment strategies quickly or risk becoming the outliers

5.       Primer on China’s new foreign investment law

Renegotiation of joint ventures terms will be a pain point for those already in the transition process. IFLR explains what you need to know in this free-to-read series

6.       Roundtable: What does life after Libor look like?

Senior legal, syndicate and treasury directors at the EBRD, ICMA, NatWest and RBC talk frankly on the industry’s transition to risk-free rates

7.       Saudi Aramco bond: memory loss?

Op-ed: International investors' willingness to participate in the deal just six months after Jamal Khashoggi's death is questionable

8.       Harmonisation is key to European crypto regulation

Bank and fintech sources say attempts at country level - such as in France - are encouraging, but that an EU-wide approach would be more helpful

9.       GDPR’s effects are felt far from Europe

Some companies are only just realising the groundbreaking data protection regulation affects them, while other jurisdictions including California and Brazil work to introduce similar rules

10.   Fintech Europe 2019: key takeaways

In case you missed the event in London, here are all the highlights: PSD2, artificial intelligence, intellectual property, blockchain and much more