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March Newsletter - Issue 09/2019
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CySEC
Evaluation of Cyprus by the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism ("MONEYVAL")
08 March 2019
The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission ("CySEC") informs regulated entities that the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism ("MONEYVAL") has commenced its fifth round of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing ("AML/CFT") mutual evaluation of the Republic of Cyprus in cooperation with national regulatory and supervisory authorities including CySEC.
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Announcements
EBA
Notes good progress in convergence of supervisory practices across the EU
14 March 2019
The European Banking Authority ("EBA") published its annual Report on the convergence of supervisory practices in the EU. The EBA's work in supervisory convergence aims at fostering comparable supervisory approaches across the single market. This is necessary to ensure a level playing field, effective supervision of cross border groups and to promote supervisory best practices. more...
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FCA
Acts to improve competition in the investment platforms market
14 March 2019
The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") has set out a package of measures to help consumers who invest through investment platforms to locate and switch to the best fitted for them. The package set out in the final report of its Investment Platforms Market study includes proposed FCA rules and actions  the industry takes forward.  more...
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Other Alerts
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EBA
ESA's joint Board of Appeal decides on four appeals under the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation
13 March 2019
The Joint Board of Appeal ("BoA") of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs - ESMA, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority ("EIOPA") and EBA) issued decisions regarding four appeals received by Svenska Handelsbanken AB, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken ("SEB") AB, Swedbank AB and Nordea Bank Abp against decisions by ESMA regarding infringements of the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation ("CRAR"). more...
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ESMA
Regtech and Suptech - change for markets and regulators
14 March 2019
The European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") has carried out an analysis of the regulatory and supervisory technologies currently being developed in response to various demand and supply drivers. The results of this analysis are presented in an article in the latest Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities ("TRV")  Report. more...
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Market News
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Bloomberg Professional
Streamlining trading activity management across multiple corporate locations
13 March 2019
"As corporations grow in size and new offices emerge across the globe, an unfamiliar challenge arises. Already tasked with numerous and diverse responsibilities, treasury teams must now learn how to manage an increase in foreign exposures and hedge currency risk for the growing enterprise in different locations. It's a complex endeavor, however, to manage growing FX risk exposures when dealing with multiple currencies, unique processes and different treasury groups. "  more...
 
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Bloomberg 
Stocks recover last week's loss; Yields stay low: Market Wrap
14 March 2019
"Asian stocks headed to recoup much of the last week's losses that were the worst so far this year. U.S. futures also edged up as worries about the global slowdown appeared to ebb, through there was no change in narrative for bonds, where yields remain low." more...
 
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Financial Times
Italy eyes loans from China development bank
15 March 2019
"Rome in advanced talks to endorse Belt and Road Initiative despite EU warning." more...
 
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Reuters
China can use rates and other policy steps to support economy, says Premier
15 March 2019
"China can use reserve requirements and interest rates to support economic growth, Premier Li Keqiang said, promising broad policy steps to prevent a sharper deceleration as the world's second biggest economy expands at the slowest pace in nearly three decades." more...
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Cryptocurrencies
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MarketWatch
Crypto prices drift lower, but holding inside short-term ranges
13 March 2019
"Major digital currency prices drifted lower on (13/03/2019) Wednesday, erasing the small gains made on (12/03/2019) Tuesday, but holding inside recent tight ranges. Bitcoin, BTCUSD, +0.02% the best-known cryptocurrency, was changing hands at $3,850.60, down 0.4% since (12/03/2019) Tuesday's level at 5 p.m. Eastern time on the Kraken exchange. The digital currency has yet to trade outside the $3,400-$4,400 range this year." more...
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