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Brexit update: US/UK agreement, EU recognition and more

The date for Brexit is now just over a month away, on 29th March at 11pm GMT. Politicians however are still deliberating on whether the Withdrawal Agreement will be signed, or whether there will be a “no deal” Brexit (for example, see here on The Guardian news site). There have also been some announcements affecting … Continue reading

GB Capacity Market update

The story around the GB Capacity Market continues, following its suspension last November (see here) and the start of an appeal (see here). Ofgem, GB’s  National Regulatory Authority,  has rejected the proposal  to continue with Capacity Market payments using a temporary scheme as per “notice P378” for now. This is because Ofgem do not believe … Continue reading

Another REMIT fine

Yesterday the Bundesnetzagentur, Germany’s National Regulatory Authority, announced that Uniper Global Commodities SE has been fined €150,000 for breaches of REMIT relating to market manipulation. In addition, two traders have been fined €1,500 and €2,000 respectively. The press release in English can be found here and in German here. The announcement is the latest in … Continue reading

3 weeks to go until the open anti abuse forum

There are just under 3 weeks to go until the open anti abuse forum for energy and commodities takes place in London on the 11th March 2019. This discussion forum is open to all professionals in the European energy and commodities markets to provide a public mechanism to discuss issues arising out of the implementation of … Continue reading

FCA sees deficiencies in MAR implementation and a fine

Earlier this week, Julia Hoggett, Director of Market Oversight at the FCA, made a speech at the AFME Implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation in the UK event. It can be found here. The speech makes several points around the implementation of MAR and anti abuse policies in general, including combating conduct risk. Some of the … Continue reading

Brexit update – many new documents as the date approaches

While the politics around the Brexit process grow become ever more frantic (for example see here on BBC News), preparations for a possible “no deal Brexit” now need to move into reality mode, given that there are just over 6 weeks until this may occur. Since our last post here, there have been several developments … Continue reading

EMIR updated Q+A, REFIT update and Central Bank of Ireland statement

EMIR Trade Reporting ESMA has issued an updated version of the Questions and Answers document on EMIR trade reporting, which can be found here. It contains several updated answers, some of which will be of interest to energy and commodity market participants: TR Question 34 (page 93) – Adds a method to report such contracts  … Continue reading

New REMIT Quarterly reveals reporting issues, algorithmic trading development and inside information direction

ACER issued the latest version of the “REMIT Quarterly” newsletter on Friday, which can be found here. It contains a wide range of content spanning multiple REMIT related topics. In addition to the regular statistics found in previous newsletters(see here), there are several points of interest relating to: Reporting Algorithmic trading Inside Information disclosure Reporting … Continue reading

GB Capacity market developments

Following the suspension of Great Britain’s Capacity Market following a ruling by the European Court of Justice (see here) and some interim actions by the UK’s Business, Energy and Industry Strategy  department (BEIS) (see here), the European Commission has lodged an appeal. The appeal is reported here on The Energyst’s web site and also here … Continue reading