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Much work to be done, CSA year in review shows

Ongoing regulatory initiatives include binding authority at OBSI, climate-related disclosures, misleading titles, mutual fund sales practices and more

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OBSI seeks pair of new directors

With reforms pending, the organization will search for new consumer, industry board reps

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China moves to pep up its slowing economy

The country released a 50-page roadmap and cut key interest rates Monday

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Outage validates regulators’ outsourcing worries

FSB, Basel Committee have long warned of tech risk in financial sector

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MX sanctions Citi for reporting violations

Weaknesses in position reporting uncovered in compliance review

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New account schemers plead guilty

Short-term cash advances exploited in market manipulation

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Ontario proposes new pension solvency test

Finance seeks funding test for plans that have been exempt

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Greenwashing, greenhushing and greenwishing: The new sustainable finance lingo

Here’s what the terms mean and how some suggest putting an end to these practices

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Tipster settles for US$37-million whistleblower award

Tip helped, but SEC rules that compliance staff sparked investigation

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LLQP exam fees going up next month in Ontario

FSRA says higher fees due to rising technology, business costs

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Court upholds BCSC’s power to compel

Constitutionality of regulator's investigative tools upheld on appeal

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For U.S. regulators, the devil is in the data

Agencies adopt standards to address bias, conflicts in valuation models

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Global banks face crypto disclosure rules

Basel Committee's requirements to take effect in 2026

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FSB targets cross-border payments regulation

Proposals seek to combat regulatory arbitrage, level playing field

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Basel Committee tweaks rate shock rules

Regulators recalibrate for zero-rate environments

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ESMA takes aim at best execution

Consultation aims to clarify and improve compliance with trading rules

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CIRO enforcement activity down in fiscal 2024

Self-regulatory organization reported year-over-year decline in decisions and sanctions

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FCA reviews role of Big Tech in payments

Consultation to review consumer protection, competition, systemic risk concerns

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EU banks to face regulatory action on climate: DBRS

Regulators expected to get tough on non-compliance with climate-related obligations

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The Fed is more confident inflation is slowing to its target: Powell

Powell declined to provide any hints of when the first rate cut would occur

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A rocky road ahead for U.S. regulators

Recent SCOTUS rulings curbing agencies' power has financial industry implications: Moody's

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Europe consults on crypto classification

Consultation seeks common approach to applying new crypto rules

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SCC denies appeal of life policy ruling

Lower court ruled widow entitled to cancel policy switch, collect $1.3M payout

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OSC seeks more money for harmed investors

Regulator proposes new regime to pay out disgorged funds to victims of misconduct

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FCA welcomes added risk in listing regime overhaul

Reforms streamline listing rules, reduce shareholder votes