12th July 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized Bitcoin, Facebook’s proposed Libra digital coin and other cryptocurrencies and demanded that companies seek a banking charter and make themselves subject to U.S. and global regulations if they wanted to “become a bank.” “I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies,… Read More
12th July 2019
Wall Street’s industry-funded watchdog on Thursday said it plans to be more transparent about its process for determining when a securities brokerage qualifies for a reduced penalty in exchange for so-called “extraordinary cooperation.” The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) said settlements it reaches with brokerages for regulatory violations will include… Read More
12th July 2019
A fugitive luxury jeweler, who was initially dropped from the U.K.’s high-profile Tabernula insider-trading case because he was too ill, was convicted of laundering the proceeds of the scheme with the help of offshore companies and false invoices, the financial regulator said. Richard Baldwin set up a company in Panama… Read More
12th July 2019
AP — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Thursday on Venezuela’s military intelligence agency, which is accused of torturing to death a navy captain in its custody. The latest move by the U.S. Treasury Department to pressure President Nicolás Maduro from power followed another round of negotiations in Barbados between Maduro’s… Read More
12th July 2019
British banks hold enough capital to cope with a no-deal Brexit and a global trade war simultaneously, the Bank of England said on Thursday, although a disruptive Brexit would still cause major turbulence for financial markets and the economy. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney also flagged ongoing concerns about… Read More
12th July 2019
The sprawling, multibillion-dollar Malaysian development fraud scandal that has toppled a prime minister and stretched from Hollywood to Wall Street is threatening to implicate another major global financial institution: Deutsche Bank AG. The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the German lender violated foreign corruption or anti-money-laundering laws… Read More
11th July 2019
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Wednesday that Facebook’s (FB.O) plan to build a digital currency called Libra “cannot go forward” until serious concerns are addressed, comments that pressured the project and dented the price of the original cryptocurrency bitcoin. The strong comments from the most… Read More
11th July 2019
The family of the former owners of a Cuban bank seized by Fidel Castro’s government nearly six decades ago sued Societe Generale (SOGN.PA) for approximately $792 million, saying the French bank owes damages for circumventing U.S. sanctions against Cuba. In a complaint filed on Wednesday with the U.S. Read More
11th July 2019
A federal judge in New York ordered former BTA Bank JSC chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov to pay the Kazakh lender’s legal fees for the discovery process after he failed to hand over evidence in a lawsuit accusing him of laundering hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. real estate. U.S. Read More
11th July 2019
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has called for expeditious freezing of bank accounts belonging to shell companies after some of them were found to be active, after around 350,000 inactive companies were struck off the official records since 2016-17. Nripendra Misra, principal secretary to the Prime Minister, wrote a letter… Read More