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Jurisdiction Focus

ASIC told to embed staff at Australia's largest banks

In most jurisdictions the embedding of regulatory staff at a bank is one step away from treating that bank as though it is on day release from prison. This, however, is what the Australian Government has resolve...

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Anti-Money Laundering

The chilling effect of Guernsey's AML legislation

The recent judgment in Liang v RBC Trustees (Guernsey) Limited represents the first time when a person who has been denied access to assets as a result of a suspicious activity report has taken action of this ki...

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Regulation of Products

Saudi regulators outlaw trading in Bitcoin

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority has repeated an announcement by the Standing Committee for Awareness about Dealing in Unauthorised Securities Activities in the Foreign Exchange Market, to the effect that Bi...

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Technology

Global Financial Innovation Network promised

Eleven national financial regulators and related organisations have decided to establish a Global Financial Innovation Network, building on a proposal earlier this year to create a ‘global sandbox.’ ...

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Regulation of Products

Cochran's firm instructed to cease regulated activity

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority has instructed FSC Investment Services Ltd, set up by Frank Cochran, the 'financial advisor to the stars' who was jailed in April for physical and sexual assault, to cease al...