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Former Currency Manufacturer Manager Convicted and Sentenced In UK for Making Corrupt Payments

On May 11, following a five-week trial in a London court, a former manager of an Australia-based banknote manufacturer was convicted of four counts of making corrupt payments to a foreign official in violation of the...more

Changes to the NBU anti-crises measures (Ukrainian)

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Changes to the NBU anti-crises measures

As from 11 May 2016 the NBU Board Resolution No. 308 dated 5 May 2016 (the “Resolution”) takes effect. The Resolution amends the existing “anti-crisis” NBU Resolution No. 140 dated 3 March 2016 and abolishes a number of...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.5.16

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is releasing a rule today that will ban consumer financial services providers from “prohibiting customers, through contracts with mandatory arbitration clauses, from filing or joining...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.3.16

Craig Steven Wright—the Australian who claims to be famed Bitcoin mastermind Satoshi Nakamoto—is not exactly being welcomed with open (and unquestioning) arms – NYTimes... Stocks came booming back yesterday after a tough...more

Forex Investment Scheme Results in Criminal Charges

Investment fund fraud and Ponzi schemes have become a staple of SEC enforcement. The investment fraud schemes often cross from securities into other areas such as the currency markets. In such instances either the CFTC or the...more

Federal Tax Advisory: Mark to Market

In January 2016, the Sixth Circuit reversed the Tax Court and ruled for the taxpayer in Wright v. Commissioner, 809 F. 3d 877 (6th Cir. 2016). If the IRS agrees, the ruling means that foreign currency contracts that are...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 3.22.16

Andrew Ross Sorkin wades into the Valeant debacle, writing that Bill Ackman is, if not doubling down, far from giving up on the cratering Canadian drug maker. Valeant announced today that Ackman’s joining its board and also...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 3.18.16

The Fed’s patience on rate hikes coupled with surging commodities prices (including oil over $40/barrel for the first time since December) helped push the Dow into positive territory for the year – WSJ... So apparently...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 3.7.16

The Federal Reserve is now tossing around a proposal that would “effectively place[] a cap on how much business banks can do with another bank or company”—the idea being to prevent the 2008-era mistake of Wall Street banks...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 3.2.16

Solid economic data helped propel US stocks yesterday, with the Dow posting an impressive 350-point gain – WSJ and Bloomberg... Honeywell has again dropped its merger overtures to United Technologies, a move UT...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 2.8.16

Friday’s jobs report was disappointing as compared to the month earlier, but it contained news of a half a percentage point increase in average hourly earnings that pleased some economists who have been worrying about...more

Federal Appellate Court Rules that Certain Foreign Currency Options Are Subject to the Section 1256 Mark-to-Market Regime

Recently, in Wright v. Commissioner, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has reopened the question of the application of Section 1256 to foreign currency options (and also, possibly, to foreign currency...more

MoFo Tax Talk - Volume 8, No. 4

IRS PROVIDES RICS ALTERNATIVES TO ACCOUNT FOR FOREIGN TAX REFUNDS - Generally, when a U.S. taxpayer pays foreign tax, the U.S. taxpayer is entitled to take a credit (a “Foreign Tax Credit”) against the taxpayer’s U.S....more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 1.7.16

China’s once again halted trading after the CSI 300 dropped 7% in early trading. Worries about China led to a rough day throughout Asian markets, likely setting the stage for another big drop on Wall Street ahead – WSJ and...more

China's inclusion in the IMF's SDR valuation—Another illustration of China's integration in the global economy

The inclusion by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) of China's renminbi (RMB) in the basket of currencies used to calculate the value of the Special Drawing Right (SDR) is a notable development in the international...more

ECJ rules on FX part of foreign currency loans

ECJ has ruled in the case of Banif Plus Bank Zrt. v. Marton Lantos and Martonne Lantos. ECJ held that foreign exchange (FX) transactions which are part of foreign currency denominated loans do not constitute an investment...more

European Court of Justice Ruling on Scope of MiFID

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held in the case of Banif Plus Bank Zrt. V. Marton Lantos and Martonne Lantos (Case C-312/14) (3 December 2015) that foreign exchange transactions which are part of foreign currency...more

Continuous NBU “anti-crisis” measures (Ukrainian)

New Resolution No. 863 of the Managing Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (“NBU”) dated 4 December 2015 (the “Resolution”) entered into force on 5 December 2015. ...more

Continuous NBU “anti-crisis” measures

New Resolution No. 863 of the Managing Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (“NBU”) dated 4 December 2015 (the “Resolution”) entered into force on 5 December 2015....more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 12.1.15

The move’s been in the works for some time, but it was still a big deal yesterday when then IMF officially added China’s renminbi to its designation as an approved world reserve currency. The renminbi—also known as the...more

Reduction of NBU “anti-crisis” measures

New Resolution No. 718 of the Management Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (“NBU”) dated 22 October 2015 (the “Resolution”) enters into force as of 23 October 2015....more

ASA upholds CAP Code complaint against World First UK Ltd

ASA has published its ruling to uphold a complaint made in relation to claims made on the World First website, a foreign exchange currency provider. The site held a currency converter for users with the accompanying text “You...more

FSB reports to central bank governors

FSB has released its three reports to G20, which it provided ahead of the G20 meeting in early September. The reports cover: - corporate funding structures and incentives...more

Forex Dealer Members—The Times, They Are A-changing

On January 15, 2015, two days after the Swiss National Bank reaffirmed its commitment to a three-year peg on the franc, and less than a month after stating that the cap was “absolutely central,” and it would continue to...more

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