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Bank of England and UK Conduct Regulator Announce Proposals for Financial Sector Data Reforms

The Bank of England and U.K. Financial Conduct Authority have published a series of proposals setting out their plans to enhance their data and…

07 January 2020

New Concepts and Harmonization in OJK Regulation on Corporate Actions of Banks

The Indonesian Financial Services Authority ("OJK") has issued OJK Regulation No. 41 of 2019 on Merger, Consolidation, Acquisition, Integration and…

06 January 2020

Federal Register: FSOC Approves Activities-Based Approach for Combating Systemic Risks

The recently-approved Financial Stability Oversight Council ("FSOC") interpretive guidance establishing an "activities-based approach" to address…

31 December 2019

Are you ready to be licensed? MAS issues payment service provider licence application forms

As 2019 draws to a close, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has been busy putting the finishing touches on its new regulatory framework for…

31 December 2019

AMF Establishes New Legal Framework for Digital Asset Service Providers in France

Following the enactment earlier in 2019 of new French legislation to regulate activities related to digital assets (including cryptocurrency but…

30 December 2019

Broad But Not Infinite - OSC Decision Opens Door to Prospectus Offering by Bitcoin Fund; Restrains Use of Public Interest Power

A panel of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), consisting of a single commissioner, recently ordered that a Prospectus receipt be issued for a…

27 December 2019

DNB publishes registration form for crypto service providers

The Dutch Central Bank (DNB) has published the draft registration form for providers of crypto services. It is expected that from 10 January 2020…

24 December 2019

FCA consults on how open finance could transform financial services

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a call for input to explore opportunities and risks arising from open finance. The FCA wants…

23 December 2019

ECB head warns of stablecoins risks

Christine Lagarde, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), has said that stablecoins will be beneficial only if the risks associated with…

23 December 2019

European Commission consults on regulatory framework for cryptoassets

On 19 December 2019, the European Commission (the Commission) published a consultation document seeking views on the EU regulatory framework for…

23 December 2019

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