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China Accelerates Blockchain Adoption in the New Decade

Authorities in China have cracked down on privately developed cryptocurrency, yet have heavily invested in and encouraged the development of other…

22 January 2020

Investment Bank Compliance Officer Fined by Dubai Regulator and Banned From Working in Dubai Financial Centre for Providing Allegedly False Information

A senior compliance officer employed in Dubai was fined and prohibited from working in the Dubai International Financial Centre for allegedly…

19 January 2020

FTI executive, former monitor, joins Boston-based consulting firm

Neal Hochberg, a former senior advisor at FTI Consulting, has joined Charles River Associates as vice president of its risk, investigations & analytics practice in New York.

17 January 2020

Malaysia joins digital banking revolution - Bank Negara Malaysia issues Exposure Draft on Licensing Framework for Digital Banks

BNM has proposed to adopt a phased approach for the regulation of licensed digital banks. Foundational Phase The first phase (Foundational Phase)…

13 January 2020

European Banking Authority Launches Consultation on Technical Standards Governing Own-Funds Requirements for Non-Trading Book Positions

The European Banking Authority has launched a consultation on its draft regulatory technical standards specifying how institutions should calculate…

13 January 2020

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

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