New UK finance minister Zahawi to address banks and investors on July 19

British Chancellor of the Exchequer and Conservative leadership candidate Nadhim Zahawi leaves a television studio in London, Britain, July 13, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

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LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) – Britain’s new finance minister, Nadhim Zahawi, will address the City of London’s financial sector in a speech on July 19, organisers of the annual Mansion House event said on Thursday.

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey and the City of London’s Lord Mayor, Vincent Keaveny, will also speak at the historic dinner in the heart of London’s financial district, which is attended by top bankers and other senior figures.

Zahawi’s participation had been unclear, as he only took up his new role last week, and had been in the running to succeed Prime Minister Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader until he was eliminated in a vote of lawmakers on Wednesday.

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The financial sector is hoping Zahawi will use his speech to confirm that the government is going ahead with new financial services legislation, described by recently departed City minister John Glen as a post-Brexit “reset” of the sector to boost London’s appeal to global investors.

The bill, long in the works, would free capital at insurers to invest in infrastructure, regulate stablecoins – a form of crypto-asset designed for day-to-day payments – and make it easier for smaller investors to participate in…

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