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The year ahead: reconfiguring business as usual

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The global economy is at an inflection point, as governments unwind their Covid-19 relief programmes, political tensions ratchet up and inflation hits double-digits in many countries. Is there a crisis in the making?


Reductions in force: what employers must consider

November 24, 2022

Layoffs are rising as an economic downturn looms. Employers must take care if they are to make their own redundancies.

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Banks turn to increasingly sophisticated technology to fend off hackers

November 18, 2022

The battle between hackers and banks is very unequal, with the former often able to perform their attacks anonymously at little cost. For banks, much is at stake from reputation to profitability and they are having to marshal increasingly sophisticated tools to defend their moats.

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Crypto asset risks and how to manage them

November 11, 2022

The spectacular fall in the value of crypto assets over the past year and November's collapse of crypto exchange FTX has highlighted the pitfalls of investing in this market. Michael Imeson explores how the risks are being managed by different players in the crypto ecosystem.

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New crypto rules grant DIFC innovation boost

November 10, 2022

The Dubai International Financial Centre’s new crypto regime aims for a careful symmetry between the cutting edge and investor protection.

Will AI save banks from the cyber hordes?

November 9, 2022

Banks are under constant attack from cyber criminals, forcing them to turn to ever more sophisticated tools to mount an effective defence. AI is very much moving into the front line as a protection tool.

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ESMA announces sustainability and tech-focused strategy

November 3, 2022

The EU regulator’s plans show a commitment to quell greenwashing and make use of data in order to maintain strict oversight of the bloc.

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DeFi stands out as crypto’s biggest regulatory challenge

October 31, 2022

Decentralised finance is one of the most difficult areas of crypto to regulate and could pose systemic risks if it becomes deeply embedded in the traditional financial system, central bankers warned.

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Regulatory hammer looms over bank private messaging

October 28, 2022

Regulator activity in the US and UK concerning communications suggests banks should act quickly to avoid paying a “heavy price”.

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Wholesale firms prepare for the FCA’s new Consumer Duty

October 18, 2022

The Financial Conduct Authority expects the Consumer Duty to lead to a major shift in financial services. Wholesale firms will need to ensure they are ready to implement the changes required to comply.

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