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OctaFX got licensed in Cyprus, will onboard EU clients again

Mar 05 2019 11:42:09 Jonathan Smith in Market

  OctaFX got licensed by the he Cyprus Commodities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) and is about to onboard EU clients again. The forex and CFD broker will soon launch its new domain,, which is currently under construction. Read more

ESMA calls for common approach on cryptocurrencies

Jan 10 2019 14:47:15 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has identified certain gaps and issues in the existing EU financial regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and considers that further measures need to be taken in the sector to ensure investor protection. Read more

Skrill also cracks down on unregulated forex brokers

Nov 15 2018 15:54:36 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The e-payment provider Skrill is the next to crack down on unregulated forex and binary options brokers operating in the EU, online media Finance Magnets reported on Thursday. Read more

Alpari gets Latvian license, expands to EU

Oct 27 2017 08:54:41 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

 The European subsidiary of the forex, binary options and CFD broker Alpari, Alpari Europe IBS AS, has obtained an investment broker license from the Latvian Finance Markets Commission, the company said. Read more

Exness and Leverate’s VinciCM set default leverage to 1:50 in line with CySEC’s requirements

Jan 30 2017 08:49:15 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

In order to be in line with the new requirements introduced by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (‘the CySEC’), several Cypriot brokerages announced amendments to their trading conditions. Read more

Germany's BaFin to ban margin trading in CFDs for retail investors?

Dec 09 2016 15:05:21 Jonathan Smith in Market

The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin) announced its intentions to “limit the marketing, distribution and sale of financial contracts for difference (CFDs) with an additional payments obligation” to retail c... Read more

CySEC Orders Investment Firms to Freeze Assets of Ukrainian Officials

Mar 10 2014 06:32:12 Maria Nikolova in Market

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) was the first watchdog in the European Union to act to implement the restrictive measures by the bloc against certain Ukrainian officials, involved in violating human rights and misappropriation of funds in the troubled country. Read more

Saxo Bank Predicts Low Growth for European Economy in 2013

Apr 11 2013 14:21:21 S.Ninov in Brokers

Just a few days into the second quarter of 2013 and predictions about what's to come next have become bleaker and bleaker. Saxo Bank, the Copenhagen-based global bank and forex brokerage, published recently on its trading commentary website, TradingFloor. Read more

Cyprus: EU Bailout Won't Affect Forex Traders

Mar 18 2013 11:31:12 S.Ninov in Market

The EU announced early Saturday that it'll be bailing out Cyprus with a €10 billion financial rescue package, where more than half of the money to pay for the bailout will be raised through confiscation of certain portions of depositor's savings. Read more

USA Considers Introducing 0.03% Financial Transactions Tax

Feb 07 2013 16:02:19 Hannah Levi in Brokers

Less than a month after eleven countries in the European Union voted to pass a new financial transactions tax (FTT), also known as a Tobin tax after the American economist James Tobin, it would appear that the USA are about to take a similar step. Read more

How Will the Tobin Tax Change the European Forex Landscape

Jan 25 2013 10:29:24 Hannah Levi in Brokers

Over 4 decades ago the US economist and Nobel prize winner James Tobin suggested that a tax should be imposed on spot currency conversions in order to manage exchange rate volatility. Read more

UK's Cameron Sees Need To Improve Relationship With EU

Jan 14 2013 10:31:03 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday that he is confident of bringing about some changes to the country's relationship with the European Union. Read more

Research: Eu Rates Review

Jan 03 2013 08:31:14 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

Quotes from Societe Generale Cross Asset Research: -EU 10y swaps: failure to close above 1.66% (50d ma) after hitting a 1.71% high shows reluctance to pay, but as we saidyesterday this could be part of a bottoming process. Wait-and-see ahead of US payrolls tomorrow. OAT auction today. Read more

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