International news & developments - July 2017

Written by Jason Morris on Monday July 31, 2017

UK Region

Bank of England staff to go on strike

Oxford University is getting into fintech

The UK financial sector could be £43 billion stronger after Brexit with City 'roadmap'

FCA publishes annual report and accounts 2016/17

The future of LIBOR

Retirement outcomes review: interim report

FCA outlines proposals to extend the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to all financial services firms

Investor fury at Financial Conduct Authority over softer rules for Saudi Aramco float

£5million fugitive behind bars after seven year pursuit 

HMG response to Sanctions Consultation

British American Tobacco investigated by Serious Fraud Office

Launch of multinational centre to coordinate law enforcement against grand corruption

EMEA Region

Bitcoin fraud suspect Vinnik charged by US grand jury

Indicators of international use of the euro developed unevenly in 2016

FATF Report to G20 Leaders’ Summit 2017

Portugal – New draft laws to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism 


APAC Region

Hackers steal Bitcoin funds from Bithumb exchange traders

North Korea appeared to use China truck in its first claimed ICBM test

AUSTRAC seeks civil penalty orders against CBA

Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Is Toppled by Corruption Case

US Region

New ABC Guidance from Wolfsberg Group

U.S. Agency Moves to Allow Class-Action Lawsuits Against Financial Firms

FinCEN Fines BTC-e Virtual Currency Exchange $110 Million

Bitcoin fraud suspect charged by US grand jury

LATAM Region

Odebrecht Agrees to Pay $220 Million Fine, Aid Panama Probe

Anti-corruption and transparency priority areas for the Bahamas 


Bitcoin swings as civil war looms

How Bitcoin is infiltrating the $60bn global art market


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