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Fintech firm takes 25% stake in Gibraltar Stock Exchange

By: Eugene Costello | 03 Aug 2017

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange has signalled its determination to embrace blockchain technology and absorb virtual currencies into its trading, with its announcement that it has sold a…

Saudis close off more sectors for ‘Saudisation’ in further blow to expats

By: Eugene Costello | 02 Aug 2017

In a further blow to expats living in Saudi Arabia, the “Saudisation” strategy that prevents foreigners working in the mobile telecom sector has been rolled out to…

Hong Kong’s SFC flags up funds “irregularities”

By: Eugene Costello | 02 Aug 2017

An unspecified number of private funds and discretionary accounts with concentrated, illiquid and interconnected investments are operating with “irregular features”, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)…

Under-performing funds mismanaging US$10bn groan at latest Spot the Dog report

By: Eugene Costello | 31 Jul 2017

You can run but you can’t hide, as the song says (The Razz, back in 1979, for trivia lovers), a feeling wearily familiar to under-performing funds mismanaging…

Abu Dhabi and Australia ink fintech deal

By: Eugene Costello | 27 Jul 2017

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) have strengthened their fintech collaboration with an official strategic partnership that they are calling…

Jersey-born Crocodile Dundee ‘tax fraudster’ to fight extradition

By: Eugene Costello | 20 Jul 2017

The notorious case of the Jerseyman sought down under to face criminal proceedings for allegedly masterminding the biggest tax fraud in Australian history, involving clients such as…

HMRC tops £4bn in tax avoidance scheme crackdown

By: Gary Robinson | 18 Jul 2017

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has collected more than £4bn through its controversial ‘pay now, dispute later’ accelerated payment notices rules, for people who have used a tax…

Saudi’s expat levy fees predicted to generate near US$700m per year

By: Gary Robinson | 05 Jul 2017

Saudi Arabia is predicted to generate SR2.6bn (US$693.3m) from fees levied on dependents of expatriates working in the kingdom, according to the Directorate of Passports. According to…

IoM regulator delays commission disclosure till 2019

By: Gary Robinson | 30 Jun 2017

The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority (IoMFSA) has today published details of its 2017 Roadmap on updating the island’s regulatory framework for insurance business, delaying the…

Kames launches short-dated high yield global bond fund

By: Gary Robinson | 22 Jun 2017

Kames Capital has launched a Dublin-based US dollar-denominated short dated high yield bond fund. The Kames Short Dated High Yield Global Bond fund, will be managed by…

FCA begins insider dealing case against former UBS compliance officer

By: Gary Robinson | 16 Jun 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has instituted criminal proceedings relating to insider dealing, against a women and man, one of which was a former compliance officer employed by UBS AG’s…

Entries for the International Fund & Product Awards 2017 close at 5pm today.

By: Gary Robinson | 16 Jun 2017

The deadline for all entries to the International Fund & Product Awards 2017 finishes at 5pm today. There has been a flurry of activity with entries across…

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