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Ongoing Global Uncertainty Sees DGCX G6 Currency Volumes Continue Upward Trajectory

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Increased trading activity in G6 currency portfolio comes ahead of launch of three FX Rolling Futures Contracts in July.

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MAS Launches S$1.75 Million FinTech Innovation Challenge for a Covid-Resilient and Greener Financial Sector

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Singapore, 8 June 2020… The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today the launch of a S$1.75 million MAS Global FinTech Innovation Challenge. The competition will seek innovative solutions that can help financial institutions respond to two critical global challenges: COVID-19 and climate change.

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New Government Guidelines Makes Accelerating Artificial Intelligence Possible

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Amanda Russo, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum, +1 415 734 0589, arus@weforum.org If deployed properly, artificial intelligence (AI) can help society tackle big data problems faster. New guidelines launched today can help governments accelerate efficiencies through use of trusted AI and prepare for future risks.

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The HKMA and the banking industry launch the Banking Talent Programme

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the banking industry jointly launched the Banking Talent Programme (the Programme) today (4 June 2020) to nurture young talents for the industry, and provide participants with an opportunity to better prepare for future careers in the banking sector.

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FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) quarterly review – June 2020

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FTSE Russell announces that there will be one change to the constituents of the Straits Times Index (STI), following the June 2020 quarterly review. Mapletree Industrial Trust has been added to the STI. As a result, Singapore Press Holdings has been removed from the index.

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SEC Awards Record Payout of Nearly $50 Million to Whistleblower

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The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a nearly $50 million whistleblower award to an individual who provided detailed, firsthand observations of misconduct by a company, which resulted in a successful enforcement action that returned a significant amount of money to harmed investors.

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Bank of Russia proposes new approaches to market-making regulation

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The innovations proposed by the Bank of Russia are aiming to mitigate the risks of market manipulations that may be committed under the guise of maintaining exchange trading parameters. The relevant draft ordinance is available on the Bank of Russia’s website.

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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

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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

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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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