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ESMA publishes ESEF Conformance Suite

This week the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a European Single Electronic Filing (ESEF) conformance suite to facilitate implementation of the regulations that came into effect at the start of this year. The Conformance Suite is aimed at XBRL software developers and is designed to test whether Inline XBRL software can create and […]

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ESMA Commits to Stronger ESG Regulation

Earlier this month the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its Strategy on Sustainable Finance. The strategy sets out how ESMA will place sustainability at the core of its activities by embedding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations into its work.

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ESMA Updates Taxonomy in Advance of ESEF

At the end of 2020 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated the ESEF XBRL taxonomy files to reflect the 2019 update of the ESEF Regulation. The XBRL taxonomy files that have been released are based on the IFRS Taxonomy and compliant with all technical and legal requirements of the ESEF regulation. They are also available in all […]

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ESMA Review of MiFID II Recommends Establishing Consolidated Tape for Equity

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) review of market data prices has found that the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) has not delivered on its objective of reducing the cost of market data or of establishing a consolidated tape for equities. MiFID II requires venues and data providers to publish market data […]

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ESMA Clarifies

On a Eurofiling call this week ESMA clarified a question that we’ve certainly heard from around Europe and the world. Basically — what happens to PDF versions of an annual report? ESMA emphasises that EU issuers are only compliant with the ESEF regulation if the publication of an Annual Financial Report to the public (eg. on […]

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EU Enforcers Prioritise New Reporting Standards

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published priorities for European regulators to consider when examining the 2019 annual financial reports of listed companies. In particular, ESMA have prioritised enforcing the recent changes made to financial reporting standards. This includes exercising significant judgement in the application of Lease disclosures under IFRS 16, noting the improvement […]

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ESMA Releases Video ESEF FAQ

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) have released the third in a series of tutorial videos designed to guide relevant market participants through the transition to European Single Electronic Format (ESEF), which is set to come into force in January 2020. The video aims to answer ten questions on the ESEF regulation that are […]

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ESMA Report Finds Gaps in Crypto-Asset Regulation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) have published a report looking into the inconsistencies of fintech licencing across the EU. ESMA surveyed national competent authorities on the licensing regime of fintech firms in their jurisdictions, looking to assess how existing regulation of fintech firms diverge. While national authorities across the EU do not treat […]

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ESMA on ESEF

This week Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority, made a speech at the 2019 Eurofiling Conference on the continuous work ESMA are doing to improve the quantity, quality, and availability of data, including in the context of financial reporting. Maijoor says “Financial reporting is a means of communicating and in the digital age […]

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ESMA Publishes ESEF Taxonomy

This week the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published the taxonomy for facilitating the implementation of the Regulatory Technical Standard (RTS) for ESEF.

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