16th January 2019
AP — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is urging senators to vote against a Democratic resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska [pictured]. Mnuchin met with Republican senators behind closed doors Tuesday in the hours before a planned Senate vote on… Read More
16th January 2019
Britain’s financial watchdog has dropped a criminal probe into Credit Suisse related to an alleged fraud in Mozambique, but is still checking the bank and individuals for any breaches of conduct rules, the watchdog said on Tuesday. In 2016, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched an investigation into the Swiss… Read More
16th January 2019
AP — British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government. The defeat was widely expected, but the scale of the House of… Read More
16th January 2019
The United States is not looking to grant more waivers for Iranian oil imports after the reimposition of U.S. sanctions, the U.S. special representative for Iran said on Saturday, underlining Washington’s push to choke off Tehran’s income. “We are not looking to grant any waivers or exemptions to the import… Read More
16th January 2019
Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has seized a high value ring bought by a jailed Azerbaijani banker as part of an ongoing probe into its unexplained wealth order (UWO) case against him and his wife. The Cartier diamond ring, which has a retail value of £1,190,000 and was originally… Read More
16th January 2019
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reportedly launched an investigation into working culture at investment bank RBC Capital Markets following the dismissal of RBC workers who were mistreated after they raised concerns about compliance issues at the bank. According to media reports, former RBC employees have spoken to the FCA… Read More
16th January 2019
Britain’s existing financial crime taskforce initiatives, formed with the banking sector, will not be replaced by the creation of a new economic crime taskforce announced on Monday. Rather, they will have different roles and feed into the new project as part of joint efforts to combat economic crime. Read More
15th January 2019
HSBC processed millions of forex trades and over 150,000 payments using blockchain in the last year, the bank said, highlighting the growing use of the technology alongside traditional platforms currently used by banks and other firms. The bank settled $250 billion (£194.15 billion) worth of forex trades using blockchain, which… Read More
15th January 2019
Malaysia will regulate initial coin offerings (ICOs) and the trade of cryptocurrencies, the finance minister said in a statement on Monday. The minister said an order to recognize digital currencies and digital tokens as securities will come into force on Jan. 15, under the regulation of the Securities Commission Malaysia. Read More
15th January 2019
After a tumultuous 2018, which saw some eye-watering penalties, the rollout of new privacy laws and Europe’s ‘biggest banking scandal,’ anti-money laundering compliance officers may be ready for a fresh start. But regulatory expectations, the promise of fintech solutions and money laundering issues linked to ongoing political corruption scandals, are set to loom large for… Read More