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The Lummis-Gillibrand Responsible Financial Innovation Act has reset the discussion for the regulation of digital asset business in the US
The amendment to existing regulations remains murky on international stablecoin issuances outside of Japan and stablecoins with unhosted wallets
While the SFC remains conservative on widening access, some funds are pushing the envelope for more complex products and strategies
The regulatory challenge in getting a licence in Hong Kong SAR is driving funds to set up in alternative jurisdictions such as the UAE
Cross-border integration remains a challenge for firms looking to conduct business across member states
Following the official adoption of bitcoin as legal tender, the Sub-Saharan country is up against a slew of obstacles if its cryptocurrency gamble is to pay off
CBDC development must be expedited if the risks that stablecoins pose to financial stability are to be mitigated
The document airs some of the most important and controversial questions around efforts to incorporate ESG risks into the Basel III framework
The industry has hit back against the proposal to include crypto in the Financial Promotions Regime, highlighting its inconsistency with the government’s ambition to make London a leading crypto hub
Concerns that cryptoassets could pose a threat to financial stability in the future are hindering progress on what is needed right now
Regulatory approvals involving the bank increasing its stake in an insurance business will need to be carefully planned to ensure success
Despite the willingness to reduce dependencies linked to globalisation, the need for regulators to collaborate is higher than ever to respond to challenges and coordinate the global response to ongoing conflicts
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Primers

Our latest explainer looks at the innovation in international banking regulation and how it has evolved since its initial introduction
As the dust begins to settle on the economic upheaval the sanctions have caused, IFLR unpicks their implications and ponders the long-term consequences for financial services
Market participants expect the new regulation to have global consequences due to the borderless nature of cryptoassets
IFLR's latest explainer looks at the complexities of one of Mifid II’s most controversial concepts as well as its future in a post-Brexit trading landscape
In our latest explainer, we take a closer look at the new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, which replaces the Non-Financial Reporting Directive
This edition of IFLR’s free-to-read primer series looks at the Act, the history of the anti-money laundering framework, updates to expand it, enforcement trends, and possible changes
The latest edition of IFLR’s free-to-read explainer series addresses the key changes outlined in the EU’s anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism consultation
The latest edition of IFLR’s free-to-read explainer series addresses the key changes outlined in the EU’s anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism action plan
IFLR’s latest free-to-read primer looks at Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Best Interest, addressing what it is, what it does and related retail investor protection issues
IFLR’s explainer series turns to the EU’s SFTR and how it will change securities lending and repo market practices
The Spring issue of IFLR Magazine is live, download the PDF now
Research for the third edition of the IFLR Africa Awards is now underway
IFLR is delighted to reveal the winning deals, teams, law firms and individuals for the 2022 edition of its Europe Awards.
Islamic finance expert Luma Saqqaf considers the specifics of structuring a combined Sharia’a compliant sustainable transaction
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