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Commodities | News 18 Jan 18

US Government shutdown sees pound climb

The prospect of a US government shutdown has seen the pound climb to its highest level against the dollar since Brexit, while cryptocurrency Bitcoin continues to decline.

Industry | News 18 Jan 18

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”.

Europe | News 18 Jan 18

Another blow to Swiss secrecy

Plans to scrap a class of anonymous shares in Switzerland could deal another blow to the country’s traditionally secret banking practices.

Best Practice | Analysis 18 Jan 18

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.

Best Practice | 17 Jan 18

‘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.

Europe | 17 Jan 18

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.

Companies | 17 Jan 18

STM agrees to Deloitte probe

STM Group has agreed to cooperate with the regulators and allow auditors Deloitte to probe its books.

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