Belgium seeks financial market regulatory reform

Belgian Finance Minister Didier Reynders proposed on Tuesday a reform of the country's financial market regulatory system which would strengthen the power of government regulators and harmonise oversight of stock exchanges.

Reynders said his four-point reform proposal responded to the changing financial market landscape and would guarantee the efficiency and integrity of markets, as well as protecting investors and satisfying the needs of issuers.

"I hope that...simplifying the structure of the