ESMA censures; S&P: ESMA has used its powers under the Credit Rating Agency (CRA) Regulation to censure Standard & Poor's (S&P). The censure relates to erroneous publication by S&P of an email suggesting a downgrade in France's rating, although this was not true. ESMA found the incident resulted from a failure in S&P's organisational requirements and control mechanisms. (Source: ESMA Censures S&P)

ESMA updates CRA FAQs: ESMA has updated its set of frequently asked questions on application of the CRA Regulation. (Source: ESMA Updates CRA FAQs)