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Nepal’s banks battle isolationism

July 29, 2022

Nepal’s banks appear resilient to the worst shocks of the pandemic, but there is discontent over a slow to change regulatory system, which is stifling growth.

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Nepal’s economy struggles with import dependence

July 28, 2022

Remittances from overseas workers comprise a significant portion of Nepal’s foreign currency reserves for this import-dependent country.

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UK aims to break free from EU rules with new financial services bill

July 27, 2022

The UK government’s Financial Services and Markets Bill reframes some of the inherited EU rules that it deems to be overly complex or restrictive.

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SEC’s ‘aggressive’ rule-making agenda sets it on collision course with industry

July 25, 2022

Directed by its ambitious chair, Gary Gensler, the SEC is pursuing an agenda which many in the industry believe is too much, too quickly, and it looks set to face legal challenges.

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FATF’s Travel Rule faces implementation issues

July 22, 2022

The Financial Action Task Force’s attempts to bring virtual assets under anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism regulations has run into some teething problems. James King reports.

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Will MiCA bring much needed clarity to the crypto market?

July 14, 2022

The EU's long-awaited Markets in Crypto Assets regulation has been welcomed across the financial services industry.

Gensler takes on US stock market interests

July 12, 2022

Certain entrenched interests in the US stock market face a bruising battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission — one that will be played out in the courts and the media.

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South Korean regulators prepare for turmoil

July 7, 2022

As the clouds darken over the global economy, South Korea’s financial regulators are bracing for a storm.

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India’s banks navigate competitive landscape

July 1, 2022

After a difficult period immediately before the Covid-19 pandemic began, India’s banks are now moving forward in renewed health. 

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Lebanon’s economic crisis drags on

July 1, 2022

Despite banking reforms, an end to the country’s economic trauma remains a distant prospect.

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