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Inflating Bitcoin balloon

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.

DIFC Gate Building

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.

Decentralised finance

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.

Phone and laptop

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”.

USA map and coins

US regulators weigh up regional bank buffer rules

October 6, 2022

Rapid regional bank growth is leading some players into “too big to fail” territory, guiding regulators to consider new debt requirements.

Deforestation

EU banks face new deforestation financing rules

September 16, 2022

As the world’s forests vanish faster than ever, the European Parliament moves towards tighter due diligence rules. But how effective are they?

Osborne Clarke AR Regime trio

What to look out for in the FCA’s improved representatives regime

September 16, 2022

The UK’s financial watchdog is introducing new rules to its appointed representatives regime amid consumer-harm concerns. 

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.

Coal power plant

Capital adequacy requirement for new fossil fuel projects gains EU support

September 2, 2022

Supporters say the 1250% requirement will target the projects that do the most environmental damage.

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