German minister urges capital market progress

Jörg Kukies, secretary of state at the German Ministry of Finance, suggested that the EU’s proposed covered bond directive should not dilute the quality of the product too much. He also wanted to see developments on the Capital Market Union (CMU) by the end of the year and called for an agreement on third-country central counterparties (CCPs).

  • By Jasper Cox
  • 12 Sep 2018

“We really, really, urgently need progress,” Kukies said of the European Union’s planned CMU project.

He said that out of 15 concrete proposals made by Lord Hill, former commissioner responsible for the CMU, only three have been implemented.

Germany, France and others have been examining which other ...

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