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[NEWS] Hong Kong: Tackling risks key to better competitiveness

A forum hosted by Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission looked at how the autonomous territory can maintain competitiveness in the face of emerging market risks and growing market connectivity. Justin Pugsley reports.

SFC sounds more warnings over cryptocurrencies

The SFC makes further warnings on cryptocurrencies and writes to exchanges and ICO issuers to ensure they are compliant with Hong Kong’s rules.

Switzerland refines regulatory approach to ICOs

Switzerland has refined its approach to ICOs and will judge each one individually before deciding the body of rules they should be subject to. 

Data issues continue to bug MiFID II compliance

Regulators have shown some leniency towards the industry over complying with some of MiFID II’s reporting and data requirements. However, regulators’ patience is far from infinite and the onus really is on the industry to ensure that it is fully compliant soon. By Stuart Campbell, director at Protiviti.

Asset managers adjust to MiFID II through outsourcing, technology and cost-cutting

The introduction of MiFID II is a huge shake-up for capital markets and its impact is felt well beyond the EU. Asset managers have responded by cutting costs, deploying more technology and outsourcing to third parties able to provide expertise and economies of scale.

Iosco issues guidance on conduct risk around equity raises

Iosco has issued a set of eight measures to guide securities regulators with dealing with misconduct risks that can arise during equity raisings.

UK Parliamentary committee to investigate digital currencies

UK Parliamentary committee to investigate the risks and opportunities posed by digital currencies.

Carney brands cryptocurrencies as mania and calls for more regulation

Crypto currencies are a “speculative mania” with very high price volatility and need more regulation to curb some of the illicit activities they are sometimes associated with, says Mark Carney.

Fed’s Quarles calls for more clarity around Volcker rule

In a recent speech the head of supervision at the US Federal Reserve called for more clarity around key definitions contained in the Volcker Rule.

Fed to publish new interest rate reference rates from April

New York Fed prepares to publish new interest rate benchmarks for US dollars from April.

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