Antitrust ruling opens German power market

The European Commission has agreed to close its antitrust investigation of German utility E.ON, on the condition that the company divests 5,000 megawatts of generation and its power grid.

The Commission "had concerns that E.ON may have withdrawn available generation capacity from the German wholesale electricity markets to raise prices, and have deterred new investors in generation."

The Commission also said that E.ON may have favoured its production affiliate for providing balancing services

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Stemming the tide of rising FX settlement risk

As the trading of emerging markets currencies gathers pace and broader uncertainty sweeps across financial markets, CLS is exploring alternative services designed to mitigate settlement risk for the FX market

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