ESMA holds EMIR RTS: ESMA has written to Jonathan Faull at the Commission, explaining it will delay submitting to the Commission the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) due on the clearing obligation under the European Market Infrastructure Directive (EMIR). It says its second set of RTS are ready but it understands the Commission is reviewing certain aspects of the first RTS, which ESMA delivered in October, and that the outcome of the Commission's review may affect subsequent RTS. (Source: ESMA Holds EMIR RTS)