Finance

William Blair pushes into Europe with new Madrid office, Zurich dealmakers

Mid-market investment bank William Blair is expanding in Europe with a new operation in Madrid and a fresh dealmaking push in Zurich, as financial services firms bulk up on the continent in the […]

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Pakistan abolishes colonial-era criminalization of suicide – JURIST

President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi Friday approved the Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2022, abolishing colonial law regarding the criminalisation of attempting suicide. The Bill repeals Section 325 of the Pakistan Penal […]

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Finance

FCA fines Metro Bank £10m over giving investors wrong information

The Financial Conduct Authority on 12 December said it has fined Metro Bank £10m for publishing incorrect information to investors in 2018. The FCA also fined the UK lender’s former chief executive Craig Donaldson £223,100 […]

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UN: Burkina Faso had no grounds to expel senior UN official – JURIST

The United Nations Saturday said that Burkina Faso had no grounds to order senior UN official Barbara Manzi to leave the country because the doctrine of persona non grata does not applied […]

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Zambia abolishes death penalty – JURIST

Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema Friday assented to Penal Code (Amendment) Bill 2022, abolishing the law of the death penalty in Zambia. Earlier, on May 24, President Hichilema took a pledge to abolish the […]

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Finance

UK funds body faces voting limit in battle over EU influence

The trade body for UK asset managers could have its influence dialled down at the EU’s main investment lobby group as part of a compromise to settle a long-running row over the […]

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Finance

‘This is Vanguard weather’: Meet Sean Hagerty, the passive giant’s Europe head

Most asset management bosses will be relieved to see the back of 2022 — a year that will rank among the worst for winning new business and achieving healthy profit margins. Sean Hagerty, […]

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Belarus parliament passes law targeting exiled political critics – JURIST

The upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament Wednesday passed amendments to a citizenship law that could be used to target political opposition and critics in exile. Although it has not yet been […]

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Finance

Numis taps Citigroup, Goodbody, Davy execs for post-Brexit Dublin office

Numis has hired a trio of senior staff as it builds out its post-Brexit hub in Dublin. The traditionally UK focused investment bank has hired Peter Davis from Citigroup as a director in […]

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Taliban bar women from domestic and international NGO jobs – JURIST

The Taliban Saturday ordered domestic and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to cease employment of female staff members. In an order provided to JURIST by an Afghanistan source, Taliban Minister of Economy Qari […]

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EU blocks proposal to foster corporate due diligence within the bloc – JURIST

The EU blocked a proposal on Wednesday aimed at fostering sustainability and responsible corporate behavior in the bloc. The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) aimed to accomplish these goals while also […]

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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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Сryptocurrencies

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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Сryptocurrencies

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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