The Finance Bill 2011, which was published on 21 January, contains a limited number of provisions of interest to international business.
IOSCO has published revised principles of securities regulation to incorporate eight new principles based on the lessons learned from the recent financial crisis and subsequent changes in regulation.
On 8 July 2009, the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) published two consultation papers on the UCITS Directive.
The eagerly anticipated draft legislation establishing the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) has been published by the Irish Minister for Finance (the Minister).
ISLA, on 19 March 2009 published the Securities Lending Set-off Protocol which is a tool to replace the post-default provisions of outstanding securities lending agreements (1994 and 1995 Overseas Securities Lender's Agreements, Master Equity & Fixed Interest Stock Lending Agreement, Master Gilt Edged Stock Lending Agreement and andor 2000 Global Master Securities Lending Agreement) between adhering parties with the post-default procedures of the forthcoming 2009 Global Master Securities Lending Agreement (due to be published in the next couple of months).