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

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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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Covid-19: France and Germany propose €500bn recovery fund

COVID-19

France and Germany are proposing a €500bn ($545bn; £448bn) European recovery fund to be distributed to EU countries worst affected by Covid-19.

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The World Federation of Exchanges Welcome Decision To End Short Selling Bans Across Europe, Citing Evidence

World Federation of Exchanges

London, 18 May 2020 – The World Federation of Exchanges (“WFE”), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, welcomes the decision to end the short selling bans across Europe and commends authorities’ efforts to return to normal operations of fair and orderly markets in the region.

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CFTC Files Charges in $20 Million International Binary Options and Digital Asset Fraud Scheme

CFTC The Commodity Futures Trading Commission fraud

Washington, D.C. — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced the filing of a multi-million dollar fraud action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, charging three individuals and three companies with fraudulently soliciting tens of millions of customers and prospective customers to open and fund off-exchange binary options and digital asset trading accounts. These accounts traded foreign exchange currency pairs, metals, and digital assets through websites operated by unregistered binary options and digital asset brokers.

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Moscow Exchange launches new weekly options on Gazprom and Sberbank futures

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On 13 May 2020, Moscow Exchange’s Derivatives Market will launch weekly options on futures of Gazprom and Sberbank ordinary shares. The new instruments will expand MOEX’s equity derivatives offering, enable portfolio managers to build new strategies using instruments with a different duration and provide market participants with new trading opportunities.

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GREECE IN THE POST-PROGRAMME PERIOD: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE GROWTH MODEL

Bank of Greece

Speech by Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras at the 86th Annual Meeting of Shareholders 2019 marks the beginning of new course for the Greek economy. Following the successful completion of the last economic adjustment programme in August 2018, the activation of the enhanced surveillance framework and with Greece now ...

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