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Commission adopts company transparency regulations

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14 Mar 2007

The European Commission has adopted measures supplementing the EU Transparency Directive.

The goal of these supplementary measures is to "improve the quality of information available to investors on companies' performance and financial position as well as on changes in major shareholdings". The new regulations relate to:
  • issuers' disclosure of financial information in half-yearly reports;
  • investors' disclosure of major holdings;
  • minimum standards for the pan-European dissemination of regulated information to the public; and
  • minimum requirements for accepting equivalence of third-country regulations in respect of some elements of the Directive.
Member States were required to write the Transparency Directive into their national laws or regulations by 20 January 2007, and must adopt the implementing measures a year later. The Commission has also launched a consultation on the design of a possible network of national mechanisms to store regulated financial information, as envisaged by the Transparency Directive. Click for:

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