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UK banks fret over operational risks related to negative interest rates

February 19, 2021

The threat of below zero rates rates continues to hover over the country’s banking system.

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Nigeria’s central bank clamps down on cryptocurrencies

February 18, 2021

CBN’s effort to force financial institutions to close cryptocurrency accounts has sparked angry backlash.

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Financial firms have borne brunt of cyber attacks during pandemic

February 16, 2021

Cyber criminals are adapting their methods to include spear phishing campaigns and account impersonation.

OCC

OCC pauses controversial ‘fair access rule’ pending further scrutiny

February 15, 2021

New US president Joe Biden has frozen implementation of new rules pending a review. 

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Milestone achieved on road to Libor exit

February 12, 2021

More than 12,000 entities across almost 80 jurisdictions now adhere to ISDA protocol.

Gary Gensler

Gensler's SEC nomination paves way for tougher oversight

February 11, 2021

Regulatory veteran may seek greater disclosures and investor protection measures and clamp down on SPACs.

pacific trade

UK opens new chapter for financial services as it applies to join trans-Pacific trade pact

February 10, 2021

CPTPP could offer opportunities to banking industry as MOU with EU remains uncertain.

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Wild volatility in Gamestop shares attracts regulators

February 8, 2021

Frenzied trading certain stocks has caught the attention of regulators and Janet Yellen.

Should central banks become market makers of last resort?

February 1, 2021

Severe dislocation last year led one Bank of England official to ask whether central banks must become market makers of last resort. 

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ECB’s push on cross-border bank mergers faces hurdles

January 22, 2021

Lack of a fully fungible capital and liquidity regime may limit large-scale mergers between eurozone countries.

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