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European Commission to Probe Antitrust Allegations Against Google

European Commission to Probe Antitrust Allegations Against Google

European regulators are investigating Google’s job search service “Google for Jobs” on suspicions that the search engine giant favours its tool at the expense of competitors. On Tuesday, Margrethe Vestager, European Competition Commissioner, compared Google for Jobs with the company’s compar... Read more.

Polish Regulator Ignores ESMA’s Leverage Limit

Polish Regulator Ignores ESMA’s Leverage Limit

XBT is the first Forex and CFD broker to allow 100:1 leverage despite the fact that the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) recommends a ... Read more.

FCA Wants to Ban Consumers From Crypto CFDs, Options, Futures, ETNs

FCA Wants to Ban Consumers From Crypto CFDs, Options, Futures, ETNs

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s main financial regulator, wants to limit retail investors’ access to cryptocurrency products, acco... Read more.

EC Fines JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup, Others For Rigging Forex Market

EC Fines JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup, Others For Rigging Forex Market

The European Union fined five banking giants a total $1.2 billion, charging them with manipulating the foreign exchange market (Forex) for their benef... Read more.

ESMA Extend CFD-Related Restrictions Again

ESMA Extend CFD-Related Restrictions Again

On Tuesday, the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) announced another update of its restrictions related to contracts for difference (CFDs) a... Read more.

New EU Copyright Directive to Affect Google, Facebook

New EU Copyright Directive to Affect Google, Facebook

On Tuesday, the European Parliament passed a new copyright directive that might have a negative impact on tech giants like Google and Facebook. The la... Read more.

CFTC Hinders Bakkt’s Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures Platform

CFTC Hinders Bakkt’s Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures Platform

US-based Bakkt, a subsidiary of NYSE’s parent Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), is forced to delay the launch of its Bitcoin futures platform, the Wa... Read more.

ING Failed to Meet Compliance Standards

ING Failed to Meet Compliance Standards

Dutch bank ING Groep NV was required by the Bank of Italy to stop accepting new clients on the Italian territory. The unusual measure was taken by Ita... Read more.

CySEC Makes Amendments to Investor Compensation Fund

CySEC Makes Amendments to Investor Compensation Fund

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) announced on Wednesday that it had decided to make a series of changes in the legal framework th... Read more.

FCA Makes Board Changes, Publishes Crypto Research

FCA Makes Board Changes, Publishes Crypto Research

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), a financial regulatory entity in the UK, announced on Monday that it had appointed Richard Lloyd as a Non-Execu... Read more.

CySEC to Rely on EU’s 5th AML Directive to Monitor Cryptos

CySEC to Rely on EU’s 5th AML Directive to Monitor Cryptos

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) calls for the adoption of the EU’s 5th AML Directive (AMLD5) at a national level, according to... Read more.

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