Britain could take a bite out of Irish debt and fund listings market, says financial watchdog

Lighter regulations could make London more attractive than Dubin or Luxembourg, says authority

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
19th February, 2017
London Stock Exchange can potentially compete more vigorously against Ireland and Luxembourg for debt and fund listings. Pic: Getty

Britain’s financial watchdog believes that the London Stock Exchange can potentially compete more vigorously against Ireland and Luxembourg for debt and fund listings. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said that London could conceivably win business from emerging market countries like China and India, as well as from British companies currently listing their securities in either Ireland or Luxembourg.

The FCA has issued a discussion paper and sought submissions from interested parties in an...

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