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Bank of America Settles Record $16.7 Billion Mortgage Settlement

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US banking institute, Bank of America, has settled a fine issued by US regulators. The bank will pay a record $16.7 billion for misleading investors during the 2008 crisis for mortgage related investments.
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Saudi Financial Regulator Proposes Controlled Structure for Foreign Ownership

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The much awaited entry of foreign investors into the GCC’s most liquid stock exchange is welcomed, Saudi Arabia’s financial regulator issues new draft proposals for overseas investors with a 10% cap for institutions.
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US Futures Exchange, Eris Exchange, Appoints High-Speed Provider for International Accessibility

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Leading US derivatives exchange, Eris Exchange has chosen low-latency technology provider Perseus Telecom to enhance its global coverage and solutions for risk compliance as the exchange undergoes new developments.
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Euronext Puts SpotLight on Short Maturity Options Offering

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Pan-european multi-asset trading venue extends its derivatives instrument list. Amsterdam-based, Euronext Exchange, launches a new set of Spotlight Options on Euronext NV taking the total offering to twelve.
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AxiomSL’s Regulatory Reporting Solution Prepares for EBA Rules

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Financial services firms preparing for the new reporting requirements under EBA will be able to process data in several formats with AxiomSL’s reporting tools, the new guidelines will go live in September.
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US Authorities Issue $300 Million Penalty against Standard Chartered Bank

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The New York State Department of Financial Services has reported that it has issued an Order against one of the world’s largest banking institutes for breaching a number of significant compliance principles.
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Indian FX Clearing House Gets No-Action Letter from US Financial Regulator

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India’s main clearinghouse for currency derivatives has received a no-action relief communique from the US CFTC, thus relieving it from enforcement action for failing to register with the authorities.
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South African Investors Gain Exposure to Gold Through Newly Listed Bond on JSE

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The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has issued the world’s first gold bond to give private investors direct exposure on the price movements on the precious metal, the new instrument is backed by Rand Merchant Bank.
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One Four All – Brazil’s BM&FBOVESPA Clearinghouse Commences Operations

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Brazil’s multi-asset trading venue, BM&FBOVESPA, has gone live with a new clearing solution that ramps up the exchange’s offering for users. BM&FBOVESPA Clearinghouse integrates the firm’s current clearing set-up.
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Malaysian Stock Exchange Explores Docs-Less Client Onboarding

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Bursa Malaysia, the largest stock and derivatives exchange in SE Asian giant Malaysia, has issued a public consultation paper on new proposals for a streamlined account opening process for individual investors.
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Bitcoin Picks: DISH Starts Accepting Bitcoin, Illegal Firearms Sales Funded with Bitcoin

A number of developments happened during this week in the world of Bitcoins - US cable provider, DISH opened its doors to Bitcoin payments, while...

Getting approved as a nonprofit will pay dividends for your Bitcoin cause- and for Bitcoin

The ease of sending bitcoins, in any amount, all over the globe, has made it a popular medium for charitable and other causes. Hundreds of...

Non-Government Backed Financial Commission Launches Crypto Regulation  

Aiming to provide financial and compliance oversight to the world of cryptocurrencies, the Financial Commission has announced a new ‘Crypto’ division. What is the Financial...

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Copy Trading

Traders can collaborate with peers with the same interests, exchanging mutually beneficial trading related information. One such approach is fx copy trading, whereby “Leaders” publish...

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Coffee Futures: Break or a Fake?

Coffee futures can be one of the more volatile commodities around, especially during different seasons where drought concerns or frost concerns in Brazil can really...

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Are Analytics Sites Like Alexa A Viable Measure For Web Traffic?

There are quite a few services like Alexa, including Compete, Nielsen Online, Comscore, SimilarWeb and various google tools – all are useful in some way...

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FxPro Launches New In-House Developed Web Trader for MT4 Customers

Expanding its list of in-house developed technologies, FxPro has launched a new webtrader to clients. The trading platform replaces their previous version which was licensed from a 3rd party provider.
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Chinese Internet Giant Alibaba Is Set for Biggest IPO in Tech History

Towards the $200 billion Wall Street IPO in September, Forex Magnates profiles the empire behind the Chinese versions of Amazon, Ebay and PayPal. Will Alibaba be disrupting finance next as it eyes westward expansion?
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