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EU Leaders Meet Without UK to Plot Brexit Response – FT (subscription)

European leaders met in Brussels without the UK for the first time on Tuesday in a historic informal meeting where the EU-27 will attempt to pick up the pieces from the Brexit vote and lay down terms of engagement for any divorce talks.

Protesters Chant ‘Down with Boris’ in Anti-Brexit Rally Outside Parliament – The Independent

Demonstrators chanted ‘Down with Boris’ and ‘F*** Farage’

Jeremy Corbyn Expected to Face Leadership Challenge – BBC

Labour MPs are expected to announce a challenge to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership after a motion of no confidence in him was supported by three-quarters of the parliamentary party.

Scotland’s Sturgeon to Meet EU’s Juncker on Wednesday – Reuters

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday afternoon, Juncker’s spokeswoman said.

FXPA Commends FX Market Over Brexit – Profit & Loss

The Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) has commended the foreign exchange industry for its preparations ahead of Britain’s referendum last week on whether to leave or remain in the European Union.

Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 36 at Istanbul Airport – FT (subscription)

Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at Istanbul’s biggest airport on Tuesday, killing at least 36 people and injuring nearly 150 in an attack blamed on Isis.

Regulatory News

Regulator Says Headquarters of Merged Stock Exchange Would Have to Be Moved From London – WSJ (subscription)

A top German regulator Tuesday raised the bar for the planned $30 billion merger of Deutsche Börse AG and London Stock Exchange Group PLC, saying the headquarters of a combined exchange would have to be moved away from London.

ISDA CEO Calls for Unity on Margin Timetable – Profit & Loss

Scott O’Malia, CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has issued an online post calling for regulators to realign the global implementation deadline for the forthcoming rules on non-cleared derivatives margining requirements.

Industry Bodies Stress Pre-Trade Risk Controls, Slam Source Code Plans Under Reg AT – Profit & Loss

Four industry bodies – FIA, ISDA, MFA and SIFMA – have submitted a joint letter to the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) urging the regulator to take a principle’s based approach to its proposed rule on regulation automated trading (Reg AT).

CFTC Charges Former CBOE Member Alvin Guy Wilkinson and his Connecticut-based Entities with Fraud, Misappropriation, Failing to Register with the CFTC, and Making Misrepresentations to the NFA

Company News

Vodafone Could Move Group HQ Outside UK – The Independent

Vodafone, one of the biggest companies in the UK, is reconsidering keeping its global headquarters in London after the shock decision for the UK to leave the EU, the company said in a statement.

Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds among 12 banks downgraded by Moody’s following Brexit – The Independent

Moody’s has changed its outlook on 12 UK-based banks and building societies as the finance industry continues to feel the fallout of the vote to leave the EU.

Man Who Claims He Invented iPhone in 1992 Sues Apple for $10bn – Daily Telegraph

A man in Florida is suing Apple for $10 billion (£7.5 billion), claiming Apple stole his idea when it released the iPhone nine years ago.

Swift Signs More Banks to Its Global Payments Initiative – Profit & Loss

Swift has announced that 73 banks worldwide have now joined its global payments innovation initiative, aimed at improving the cross-border payments experience.

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Announces Latest Acquisition – Profit & Loss

San Francisco-based bitcoin exchange Kraken has announced the acquisition of CleverCoin, another exchange based in the Netherlands.

Market Savvy

Global Stocks Rally With Crude Oil as Pound Steadies; Gold Gains – Bloomberg

The relief rally endured as Asian and European stocks rallied with crude oil amid speculation policy makers will use stimulus to blunt the impact of the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union. The pound was the steadiest it’s been in almost three weeks and the dollar retreated.

Forget December. Forget Next Year. Fed Done Hiking Until 2018 – Bloomberg

Traders, who have consistently been better at projecting the path of interest rates than the Fed itself, are now pricing in a greater probability that policy makers will cut rates in upcoming meetings than raise them.

Faber Says Own Gold, Prepare for QE4 as Easing Follows Brexit – Bloomberg

Gold’s investment case has been strengthened by the U.K.’s vote to quit the European Union as the fallout may spur the world’s central banks to step up easing, hurting currencies and favoring bullion, according to Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report.

Sorry Shanghai, There’s a New China Stock Exchange King – Bloomberg

The Shanghai Stock Exchange’s reign as the premier venue for trading Chinese equities is coming to an end.