2883

Spain and Italy downgrade would negatively affect insurers

But another Greek default would have limited effect, says Moody's

2879

US and EU consult on regulatory co-operation

Hearings will be held in Washington and Brussels

2878

Commission urges Eiopa to lower SII capital requirements

Faull asks for "current economic conditions" to be taken into account

2862

Eiopa and FINMA sign MoU

Will ensure optimal cooperation for international insurers, authorities say

2861

Commission "remains committed" to quick SII implementation

But trialogue must decide on deadline in next few weeks

2857

FINMA proposes SST changes because of SII delays

Swiss authority also addresses interest-rate problem

2855

Eiopa chairman bemoans spending cut

Bernardino wants independent line for authority in EU budget

2854

Insurance Europe welcomes long-term guarantee tests for Omnibus II

But regrets impact assessment may lead to a Solvency II delay

2852

Commission proposes impact study on long-term guarantees

Means Omnibus II discussions won't resume until March 2013

2844

It's crunch time for Omnibus II

Trialogue needs to succeed tomorrow or SII timetable is in danger