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South Africa grey map

South Africa AML greylist risk a concern for banks

September 23, 2022

The South African government is mounting a legislative response to avoid joining the FATF monitoring list, but time is running short. 

Gavel and currency

EBA announces plan to address faltering AML/CFT colleges

September 14, 2022

The European Banking Authority has set out an action plan following its report outlining deficiencies in the supervisory networks’ operations.

P2P lending hands

Indonesian regulator sets a higher bar for P2P lenders

September 7, 2022

Financial services authority OJK moves to control the booming peer-to-peer market, creating stumbling blocks for newcomers.

China open door

China opens up to foreign investment with new law

August 31, 2022

The newly introduced Futures and Derivatives Law brings the country’s financial services market in line with international standards, welcoming foreign financing. 

Coins on seesaw

CPMI and Iosco announce regulatory guidance for stablecoins

August 25, 2022

New guidance indicates that the stablecoin market could be maturing, but there are still unanswered questions, putting that diagnosis in doubt.

India market

Proposed regulations may negatively impact India’s bond market

August 17, 2022

SEBI’s new regulatory plans for the corporate bond market have the best of intentions, but risk impeding much-needed growth.

Angola Invest

Angola’s central bank aims to attract investment with regulatory easing

August 10, 2022

The BNA has introduced a new regulatory measure, marking another step on its journey to making Angola an enticing investment prospect.

ECB at night

ECB introduces the Transmission Protection Instrument

August 3, 2022

The ECB’s new tool aims to ensure stable monetary policy in Europe, but will its high bar ever be cleared?

UK EU flag tear

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.

Crypto prices

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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