January 23, 2019
Offshore jurisdictions protest as Netherlands puts them on blacklist The Bahamas call it “premature”, the Cayman “unjustified”, in the eyes of the Bermuda government it is “unfortunate” and the Isle of Man was caught by “surprise”. Offshore jurisdictions from all over are protesting as the Dutch puts them on blacklist. The chief minister Howard Quayle sees...
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Crypto assets face EU-wide regulation The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has called for the establishment of an EU-wide approach to the regulation of crypto assets and initial coin offerings (ICOs), without which it believes investors are “exposed to substantial risks”. In addition, the pan-European regulator has called for crypto assets and related activity...
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BVI’s new economic substance rules prompt questions by financial industry The new economic substance law in the British Virgin Islands came into effect on January 1st, but the financial industry is still uncertain about its requirements and has several questions about the impact the new rules will have. As mandated by the EU, the law...
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Luxembourg gains 80 financial services firms in run up to Brexit Luxembourg has been ranked among the top three EU financial centres in 2018, having consolidated its role as a hub for financial institutions operating on a cross-border basis in the European market, as the country reaped rewards from an exodus of companies setting up...
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Binance chooses Jersey for EU expansion campaign   Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has launched a new fiat-to-crypto exchange on the island of Jersey as the company eyes Europe. The platform, Binance Jersey, will let traders invest in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum using the euro or the pound. In a press release,...
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