The Presidency has published a new compromise text for the Regulation on insider dealing and market manipulation (market abuse) (MAR). It incorporates the European Commission’s amendments to bring benchmark manipulation within scope. It also includes new provisions on the legality of disclosing inside information during market soundings, where a seller of financial instruments contacts potential investors before the announcement of a transaction. New text also clarifies aspects of trading in emissions allowances and on how to decide appropriate sanctions applicable under MAR.(Source: Compromise Text for MAR)