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ASIC Seeks to Augment Business Practises Relating to Personal Advice

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With regulatory repercussions cascading down on several banks and financial services firms around the globe, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) offers its own views and recommendations.
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UK Watchdog Warns against a Boiler Room Scam Clone Targeting Asian Traders as LCG and More

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The British Financial Conduct Authority issues warnings against a Singapore-based clone website pretending to be London Capital Group Asia and about an unauthorised or “independent” firm targeting UK investors.
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FCA Sharpens Teeth, Defends Increasing Use of Attestations

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As the wounds of recent scandals across the financial industry remain fresh, some have questioned the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) quick and decisive use of changes mandated by the British regulator.
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FINRA Fines Citigroup Global Markets $1.85M Following Supervisory Violations

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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has levied a $1.85 million fine against Citigroup Global Markets Inc., which now is also responsible for paying $638,000 in restitution, plus interest.
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FSMA Warns of Unauthorized Activities of Nine Forex, Binary Options Providers

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The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has issued a public warning against the unauthorized activity of nine forex and binary options providers, each failing to comply with Belgian regulation.
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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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Colorado Company R2 Capital Charged with Fraud and Misappropriation by the CFTC

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After the NFA provided a lead in December last year, the CFTC has charged R2 Capital Group LLC. and its owners its owners, Ryan Tomazin, Ryan Madigan, Randell A.Vest with fraud and misappropriation.
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Another FCA Warning: AMT Markets is a Cloned Chinese Broker

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the watchdog has warned against the cloned firm, who claims to be U.K based to allure potential Chinese traders with a british brand but its website domain is registered under Jiaxin Liu from Guangzhou, China.
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ASIC Continues Ongoing Fight with Malpractice in the Financial Markets

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Market regulation operates on a self-regulatory model, leaving ASIC no choice but to play cat-and-mouse with market participants. With workload remaining elevated ASIC is pushing for dialogue rather than court dates
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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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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...

Demandware partners with BitPay to enable Bitcoin payments for supported merchants

Demandware has partnered with BitPay’s LINK technology to enable bitcoin payment integration into its customers’ e-commerce platforms. Demandware provides these platforms to over 200 clients,...

OpenBazaar: “We’re not Super Silk Road, just a better eBay”

The beta version of OpenBazaar is planned for release this weekend. The software will create a purely p2p marketplace, where goods are sold solely with...

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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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