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FCA blasts ‘sleepwalking into another scandal’ accusations
The chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority has wholly rejected a report from the Work & Pensions Select Committee that said the UK watchdog of “sleepwalking into another mis-selling scandal”.
Will inflation remain absent?
During almost a decade of experimental monetary policy from central banks, inflation has been notable by its absence across most economies. With monetary policy beginning to diverge and unemployment falling, will it rear its head again or has it peaked?
News 18 Jan 18
DeVere expands into Latin America, opens Mexico City outpost
DeVere Group is to open an office in Mexico City, headed up by an ex-Guardian Wealth man, its first step in an ambitious plan to expand throughout Latin America.
News 18 Jan 18
Globaleye committed to Asia just not HK for now, Searle says
The impact of new regulations and the high cost of operating in Hong Kong prompted international advice firm Globaleye to make the strategic decision last year that its local operation had no “viable future”, says chairman Tim Searle.
‘Hitman’ using Facebook data in offshore Bitcoin scam
Jersey’s regulator and financial crime unit have warned of email threats to send hitmen to people’s homes unless they make a substantial payment in Bitcoins.
Brits take fight for post-Brexit rights to Dutch court
A court case in the Netherlands involving five UK nationals could decide if 1.2 million British expats can keep their EU citizenship rights post-Brexit.