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Regulation of Products

ETF regulation has many benefits, says survey

The accountancy firm of EY has published a research paper that looks at the likely effects of regulation on exchange-traded funds (ETFs) worldwide. It notes that the likelihood of ETF-specific regulation is incr...

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Anti-Money Laundering

New report reveals Bitcoin's regulatory worldscape

Australia, Canada, Estonia, the EU, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Holland, the Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Luxembourg, Singapore, Switzerland and the USA have acted or are acting to regulate Bitcoin. Bangladesh, B...

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Anti-Money Laundering

The AML obligations of trustees in the UK

All trustees of express trusts are now obliged to report various things to the authorities in accordance with the UK's anti-money-laundering laws. Matthew Giles of the international law firm of Squire Patton Bog...

Latest News

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Technology

Dubai regulator opens FinTech portal

The Dubai Financial Services Authority has opened its financial technology (FinTech) portal, a dedicated page that hosts all the latest news and developments for the DFSA, tailored for the financial technology i...

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Regulation of Products

ASIC consolidates its market integrity rules

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has consolidated 13 of the existing 14 rule books that govern market integrity into four books to create a common set of rules for securities markets and a co...

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Tax

HSBC settles tax allegations with French prosecutors

HSBC Holdings has agreed to pay €300 million (£267 million) to ward off any criminal charges that the government of France might press against it for allegedly helping its French HNW private banking customers to...