Response to the European Commission consultation on foreign exchange financial instruments

The EACT has responded to the European Commission's consultation on foreign exchange instruments. The response highlights that FX transactions undertaken for commercial purposes by non-financial companies should not be considered as financial instruments under MiFID as such transactions promote rather than threaten financial stability. Furthermore, the delineation between a spot and an FX forward transaction should take proper account of the existing market practices and any eventual change of interpretation and scope should not put a further compliance burden on non-financial companies.

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EACT Newsletter - June 2019

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The latest issue features articles on the European Parliament elections, the trade war between China and the USA, bank account management in transition plus the news that Helmut Schnabel has been re-elected Chair of IGTA.

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EACT Newsletter - April 2019

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The latest issue features articles on cryptocurrencies in the Czech financial market, cybersecurity, impacts of M&A on hedging operations and much more.

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EACT Newsletter - March 2019

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The newsletter features a series of special reports on the EACT Summit 2019.

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EACT Briefing Focus: KYC

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KYC has become a serious concern for EACT members over recent years: it is increasingly complex to fulfil all unstructured and nonharmonized requests. In all recent surveys, KYC is listed as a top priority for corporates and its rising costs are a source of frustration.

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EACT Newsletter - February 2019

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The newsletter features articles on Brexit, tackling cyber risks in treasury and reports on recent NTA events.

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