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Google win vindicates EU regulator; and moves to end the liquidity crunch in US Treasury market
12 November 2021 00:00
There’s no getting around it: This week’s EU court ruling upholding the European Commission’s 2.42 billion euro antitrust fine against Google is a vindication of the enforcer’s decision to go after the tech giant over online shopping services. The fight may not be over — the decision by the lower-tier court may yet be appealed. But the Commission, which now has additional powers to reign in Big Tech, is likely to see the win as proof it was right to take on Silicon Valley. Also on today’s podcast: liquidity in the US Treasury market. Regulators are now discussing ways to ensure that the deeply dysfunctional debt-securities market never again faces the liquidity crunch of the March 2020 Covid-19 stampede.
10 November 2021 16:35 by Nicholas Hirst, Lewis CroftsThe court victory over Google offers a roaring vindication for EU competition boss Margrethe Vestager's uncompromising pursuit of Google on antitrust grounds.
US SEC chief's signal about Treasury market transparency suggests he's reading Geithner group's playbook04 November 2021 20:01 by Neil RolandHead of the US SEC terse remarks about its plans to bring more transparency and competition to the Treasury market.
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
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Neil Roland Senior Correspondent
Neil has covered U.S. financial regulation for over two decades, mostly for Bloomberg and Crain Communications. He received a Loeb award for coverage of regulators' response to the collapse of Enron. He also garnered a SABEW award and some Jesse H. Neal awards for stories on the Federal Reserve's response to the 2008 financial crisis. Roland has appeared as a commentator on Fox TV, NPR, C-Span and Bloomberg TV. He received a Master's degree in... Read more