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FSA writes to CEOs on capital directive

The FSA has sent Dear CEO letters to firms it expects to be subject to the Capital Requirements Directive. Firms have until September 22 to say if they agree with the regulator’s preliminary analysis of its requirements.

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Europe: banking on a recovery

Neptune video: Europe — banking on a recovery

Arguing that the eurozone crisis is over, watch Rob Burnett, head of European equities at Neptune, discuss the sectors that he’s investing in to harness the recovery. 

In the video, Burnett addresses the following: 

• The primary drivers of the eurozone’s economic recovery
• The turnaround in individual countries’ current accounts
• Sectors best positioned to harness the recovery, without offering undue exposure to risk

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