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Taliban education ministry bars female students from attending universities in Afghanistan – JURIST

The Taliban Ministry of Higher Education Tuesday closed universities in Afghanistan to women in its latest move to restrict women’s access to formal education since the group took over the country.In a letter […]

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Bank Governors Approve Rules For Banks

Central bankers and supervisors have backed rules, laid out by the Basel Committee, on how much capital banks should hold to cover cryptoassets on their books. The Basel Committee is a powerful group […]

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Citigroup hires former Bank of America dealmaker Sirisha Kadamalakalva to head AI banking

Citigroup has hired a dealmaker to lead its coverage of artificial intelligence companies, joining growing ranks of technology-focused senior bankers at the Wall Street lender. Sirisha Kadamalakalva has joined Citigroup as global […]

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FTX CEO Samuel Bankman-Fried to face extradition to US for fraud – JURIST

Samuel Bankman-Fried Monday agreed to extradition to the US to face civil and criminal charges, his lawyer told local Bahamian news outlets. Bankman is currently being held in Fox Hill Prison, Bahamas […]

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BNP Paribas names new leaders for UK investment bank

BNP Paribas has shaken up the senior ranks of its UK dealmaking team as it looks to gain share from rivals in Europe’s biggest investment banking fee pool. John Bigham has been […]

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Rights group: Western Australia must ‘fully decriminalise abortion’ – JURIST

Australian rights group the Human Rights Law Centre Monday called for Western Australia to “fully decriminalise abortion and reform outdated laws.” According to the Centre, abortion is “tethered to the criminal law, […]

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Finance

Global IPOs slump 45% in year to forget

The global IPO market suffered a sharp slowdown this year, with activity tailing off from a record-breaking 2021 as market uncertainty took its toll. With 1,333 IPOs raising $179.5bn, IPO activity dipped 45% and 61% by number of deals and proceeds […]

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Is Australia Clamping Down on Crypto Firms?

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) is suing digital asset trading firm Finder Wallet for offering an unlicensed financial product to consumers.  Finder Wallet offered its ‘Finder Earn’ service to customers […]

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Grayscale boss Michael Sonnenshein says firm may explore tender if bitcoin ETF fails

Grayscale Investments said the firm would explore new options to return a portion of the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust’s capital to shareholders if it fails to transform the world’s largest bitcoin fund into an exchange-traded fund. […]

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CMA names first female CEO as Sarah Cardell gets top job

The Competition and Markets Authority has ended the year-long wait to find out who will become the regulator’s new chief executive. Former Slaughter & May partner Sarah Cardell has been serving as […]

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Ghana passes law criminalising identifying as LGBTQ+ – JURIST

The Parliament of Ghana passed a bill Wednesday that makes it illegal to identify as LGBTQ+ in Ghana. The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021 states […]

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Bitget Reaches 20 Million Users As Spot Trading Volumes Grow by Nearly 100%

Although many have labelled 2023 as a down year for fintech, not all fintechs experienced this – case and point: Bitget. The cryptocurrency exchange and web3 company has shared that its spot […]

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Digital Assets and Electronic Trade Documents Focus of Law Commission Draft Legislation

The Law Commission, the statutory independent body constantly reviewing the law of England and Wales and offering recommendations for change, has launched a call for evidence to inform its project on private […]

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At least 16 Northern Ireland Troubles inquests to fall short of Legacy Act deadline – JURIST

At least sixteen inquests into deaths that occurred during the Northern Ireland Troubles will not be completed by the deadline set out in the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act 2023, […]

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