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Moscow Exchange to offer new single-stock futures

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On 3 June 2020, Moscow Exchange launched deliverable futures contracts on Sistema ordinary shares and Global Depository Receipts (GDRs) of Tinkoff Bank and X5 Retail Group.

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FCA bars Cypriot firms that used unauthorised celebrity endorsements

FCA

The FCA has taken action to stop four Cypriot investment firms from continuing to offer high risk contracts for difference (CFDs) to UK investors.

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New indicator for risks and vulnerabilities in the Swedish financial system

Riskbank

new indicator of risks and vulnerabilities in the Swedish financial system – the systemic risk indicator – is presented in a new Staff Memo.

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SGX reduces licence agreement with MSCI from February 2021; continues to serve global investors with pan-Asian multi-asset solutions

SGX

SGX and MSCI will retain their partnership on MSCI Singapore Index products and will both work to extend it well beyond 2021; MSCI Singapore futures and options remain listed Licence agreement for all other MSCI products will expire in February 2021 SGX continues to grow a one-stop, multi-asset platform to trade and manage Asian risk comprehensively across equities, fixed income, currencies and commodities

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Protection against cyber-risks: Federal Council approves ordinance and additional staff

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Bern, 28.05.2020 - The Ordinance on Protecting against Cyber-Risks in the Federal Administration was adopted by the Federal Council during its meeting on 27 May 2020 and will come into force on 1 July 2020. Moreover, the Federal Council decided to allocate 20 new posts to increase staffing for the implementation of the 2020-2022 national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber-risks.

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FMA warns financial adviser for advice to clients about COVID-19

FMA

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has issued a formal warning to a financial adviser who made recommendations to clients that they urgently move their investments to ‘low risk’ funds in the wake of COVID-19. The adviser failed to clarify that the advice may not be suitable for all clients.

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CFTC Unanimously Approves an Interim Final Rule and a Proposed Rule at May 28 Open Meeting

CFTC The Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Washington, D.C. — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission at its open meeting today unanimously approved an interim final rule to grant an extension of the compliance schedule for initial margin requirements for uncleared swaps in response to operational challenges certain entities are facing due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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“Fairness Metrics” to Aid Responsible AI Adoption in Financial Services

MAS

Singapore, 28 May 2020… The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that the first phase of the Veritas initiative - a framework for financial institutions to promote the responsible adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) - will commence with the development of fairness metrics in credit risk scoring and customer marketing

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Blockpass debuts branded WebID version of its award winning digital identity protocol

blockpass

HONG KONG, May 26, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Responding to market demand and an increasingly remote business environment, Blockpass today revealed the launch of the WebID version of its award-winning identity verification protocol, KYC Connect.

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Dramatic Rise of Cybersecurity Risks from COVID-19 Prompts Action Plan

COVID-19

COVID-19 has accelerated the global transition to a new reality of unprecedented digital dependency, heightened cyber risks and vulnerabilities Leaders and organizations are forced to digitally adapt their organizations faster than ever to remain relevant Five principles developed to help global leaders reinforce the cyber resilience and cybersecurity of their organizations in a context of rampant global change and uncertainty Find out more about the World Economic Forum’s work on cybersecurity

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