Probes of EU energy market abuse set to jump with Remit

Launch of new reporting regime expected to spark flurry of investigations

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Investigations into suspected misconduct in Europe's natural gas and power markets are set to rise

The number of investigations into suspected misconduct in Europe's natural gas and power markets is likely to rise sharply after the October 7 launch of a new trade reporting regime designed to give European Union regulators stronger tools to combat market manipulation, officials say.

Market regulators in individual EU member states say they are braced for an increase in potential cases of insider trading and market manipulation as the reporting regime – a key pillar of the EU Regulation on Whol