Balls leaps to defence of AIM markets

The City minister Ed Balls is to launch
a defence of London’s Alternative Investment Market today following criticism of
AIM’s light-touch regulatory regime by US regulators.

Earlier this month Securities
and Exchange Commission
member, Roel
, attacked the market, calling it a ‘casino’ and saying that it used
lower standards of regulation to promote itself, The Times reported.

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