6th April 2021
The Central Bank of UAE released new regulations for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) aimed at promoting “best practices among licenced financial institutions when engaging with SMEs”. The purpose of the regulation was to improve SMEs’ access to financial products and services, following the launch of its new regulatory framework… Read More
6th April 2021
AP — Japan extended its own sanctions against North Korea for another two years as Pyongyang continues to develop its nuclear weapons without any progress in resolving the abductions of Japanese nationals. Japan bans all trade between the countries and prohibits North Korean-registered ships from entering… Read More
6th April 2021
An Indian court on Tuesday dealt a blow to China’s ByteDance by dismissing its plea to unblock its bank accounts which have been frozen by federal authorities investigating alleged tax evasion. An Indian tax intelligence agency in mid-March ordered HSBC and Citibank in Mumbai to freeze accounts of ByteDance India… Read More
6th April 2021
Singapore once again warned the public about the risks of trading cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, a market that while relatively small in the city-state has surged in significance over the past year. “Cryptocurrencies can be highly volatile, as their value is typically not related to any economic fundamentals,” Tharman Shanmugaratnam, the… Read More
6th April 2021
For the first time in the country’s history, South Korean prosecutors have sold bitcoin confiscated from criminals, CoinDesk Korea reported. The sale turned a profit of around 12.3 billion won (around US$10.9 million), which has been transferred to the national treasury. On April 1, the Suwon… Read More
6th April 2021
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Monday that she is working with G20 countries to agree on a global corporate minimum tax rate to end a “30-year race to the bottom on corporate tax rates.” In prepared remarks to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Yellen said she also… Read More
6th April 2021
Dozens of Honduran civil society organizations on Monday demanded the “immediate” resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez and main government officials for having turned the country into a “narco-state.” Hernandez’s brother was sentenced to life in prison by a New York judge at the end of March for large-scale drug… Read More
6th April 2021
Iran and the United States will hold indirect talks in Vienna on Tuesday aimed at bringing both countries back into full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal that Washington abandoned three years ago. Iran has steadily overstepped the accord’s limits on its nuclear programme in response to Washington’s withdrawal from… Read More
5th April 2021
An alleged six-figure “black hole” in the SNP’s finances has triggered a police investigation, it emerged last night. Police Scotland said a fraud inquiry was under way after the party was accused of dipping into a £600,000 war chest to fund a second independence campaign. The force said an allegation… Read More
5th April 2021
The United Kingdom Crown Prosecution Service expects to see an increase in the number of Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency-related scams in the coming years, but admits they are still rather infrequent for the time being. The CPS estimates that 86% of reported fraud is now cyber-related… Read More