UK watchdog approves £2.9bn Viagogo and StubHub merger

Resale website StubHub’s international arm will be sold to US firm Digital Fuel Capital to meet the CMA’s conditions Last modified on Wed 8 Sep 2021 09.20 EDT The $4bn (£2.9bn) merger of controversial ticket resale websites Viagogo and StubHub can go ahead after the UK competition regulator approved a plan that will see StubHub’s… Continue reading UK watchdog approves £2.9bn Viagogo and StubHub merger

Germany’s financial watchdog approves crypto custody license for Coinbase

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority has issued a crypto custody business license for Coinbase’s Germany arm. In a Monday announcement, Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, also known as BaFin, said it had issued Coinbase the first such license for a crypto exchange related to custodying digital assets in the country. The regulator said due to… Continue reading Germany’s financial watchdog approves crypto custody license for Coinbase

UK Financial Watchdog Clamps Down On World's Largest Crypto Exchange, Binance

UK financial watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority, has halted cryptocurrency exchange Binance from operating in the UK. In a statement titled “Consumer warning on Binance Markets Limited and the Binance Group” published on the organization’s official website on Saturday, the FCA stated that Binance Markets Limited “is not permitted to undertake any regulated activity in… Continue reading UK Financial Watchdog Clamps Down On World's Largest Crypto Exchange, Binance

UK watchdog warns against over 100 unregistered digital currency firms

The U.K. financial watchdog has issued a warning against more than 100 digital currency companies that it says have been operating in the country without the required licensing. According to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), these firms are high risk and volatile and have been a source of concern for the regulator. The warning comes… Continue reading UK watchdog warns against over 100 unregistered digital currency firms

Watchdog group files lawsuit to seek employment records for Biden's ATF nominee

Sen. Tom Cotton presses Biden’s ATF nominee on gun control Arkansas Republican joins ‘The Ingraham Angle’ to discuss the Biden nominee’s plan to confiscate all modern sporting rifles A conservative watchdog group filed a lawsuit this week against the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) demanding the personnel files for David Chipman,… Continue reading Watchdog group files lawsuit to seek employment records for Biden's ATF nominee

Japanese watchdog issues warning to crypto derivatives exchange Bybit

Singapore-based Bybit, the world’s fifth-largest cryptocurrency derivatives exchange by trading volume, has allegedly been running unregistered crypto services in Japan, according to an official warning. The Japan Financial Services Agency issued a formal warning letter to Bybit stating that the firm is not registered to operate crypto services in the country. The warning comes in response… Continue reading Japanese watchdog issues warning to crypto derivatives exchange Bybit

Health watchdog objects to Kraft Heinz mac & cheese ads

Fox Business Flash top headlines for March 24 Fox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. A U.S. consumer advocacy group has filed a complaint against food and beverage major Kraft Heinz Co for disparaging healthy foods including broccoli, salmon and tofu in its advertisements from recent years. Stocks in this… Continue reading Health watchdog objects to Kraft Heinz mac & cheese ads

Germany’s financial watchdog shuts Greensill Bank

Germany’s financial watchdog has temporarily shuttered Greensill Bank and asked law enforcement officials to investigate accounting irregularities at the lender, compounding the woes of parent company Greensill Capital. Regulator BaFin on Wednesday (Germany time) said it closed the Bremen-based lender for business after finding irregularities in how Greensill Bank booked assets tied to a key… Continue reading Germany’s financial watchdog shuts Greensill Bank

USPS watchdog finds operation changes negatively affected mail services during election year

Fox News Flash top headlines for October 21 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. The government watchdog for the United States Postal Service concluded in a report released this week, that modifications made by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy “negatively” affected the efficiency of the U.S. mail system. In… Continue reading USPS watchdog finds operation changes negatively affected mail services during election year

UK Financial Watchdog Grants Licenses to Archax and Gemini

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has granted operational licenses to two cryptocurrency exchanges operating in the country: digital security exchange Archax and the UK branch of the Winklevoss twins’ Gemini exchange. According to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) website, both Archax and Gemini Europe Services are currently registered in the U.K. as crypto asset firms… Continue reading UK Financial Watchdog Grants Licenses to Archax and Gemini

Police watchdog launches investigation into three police officers

Police watchdog launches investigation into three police officers over their handling of probe into child grooming gangs in Manchester Operation Augusta launched in 2004 after death of teenager Victoria Agoglia Senior officers at GMP chose to under-resource the investigation, a report said  Inquiry by the IOPC will focus on the supervision and handling of the operation… Continue reading Police watchdog launches investigation into three police officers

State Dept. watchdog finds UK ambassador made 'inappropriate or insensitive' comments

Fox Business Flash top headlines for August 12 Fox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Woody Johnson made “inappropriate or insensitive remarks” during his time as a diplomat, according to the conclusions by the State Department’s independent watchdog, which recommended additional investigation by the agency.… Continue reading State Dept. watchdog finds UK ambassador made 'inappropriate or insensitive' comments

Poland’s Financial Watchdog Mulls Crypto Regulation  | BTCMANAGER

Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF), is now pondering on whether to regulate bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies in the nation. The regulator is looking to formulae a uniform crypto regulatory framework that will govern crypto-linked businesses and is now seeking feedback from financial institutions and other stakeholders in ts cryptospace, according to reports on July… Continue reading Poland’s Financial Watchdog Mulls Crypto Regulation  | BTCMANAGER

Japan’s Financial Watchdog Whitelists OMG Network Token

The body for regulating digital assets in Japan, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has whitelisted OMG Network’s native token for trading. According to a July 22 announcement from GMO Coin, the Japanese crypto exchange is now offering trading for the OMG Network token (OMG). The addition of the coin on the exchange, licensed by the… Continue reading Japan’s Financial Watchdog Whitelists OMG Network Token

Spanish Securities Watchdog Halts Short Selling Amid Coronavirus Caused Recession

Spain’s National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) has halted short selling in an effort to secure local stocks from the recession caused by the coronavirus epidemic. The ban will last one month, starting from March 17, with possible extension for additional periods not exceeding three months, Bloomberg reported on March 17. In an email to Bloomberg,… Continue reading Spanish Securities Watchdog Halts Short Selling Amid Coronavirus Caused Recession

Watchdog slams Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop for again making phony health claims

Forget vaginas. This smells like false advertising. Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company — which recently released a $75 “This Smells Like My Vagina” candle — is getting called out yet again for supposedly phony health claims. Advertising watchdog Truth in Advertising says Paltrow’s Goop website is back to “deceptively marketing products” less than two years after… Continue reading Watchdog slams Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop for again making phony health claims

Spy game? Credit Suisse Draws Questioning Over Handling of Oversight

Credit Suisse has been under fire this past year for its bizarre handling of internal affairs at the lender. This includes several concerns in which the Swiss lender was spying on some of its own personnel, calling into questing the ethics and legality of this behavior, per a Reuters report. Nearly every large-scale company, including… Continue reading Spy game? Credit Suisse Draws Questioning Over Handling of Oversight

Texas Securities Watchdog Shuts Down Craigslist Crypto Scammer

Authorities in Texas have issued a cease and desist order against an alleged crypto scammer operating on Craigslist. According to an Aug. 7 announcement, the Texas State Securities Board (SSB) enforced an emergency action against New York-based purported investment provider Forex and Bitcoin Trader. The SSB states that this is the fourth such action since… Continue reading Texas Securities Watchdog Shuts Down Craigslist Crypto Scammer

UN watchdog confirms Iran has breached nuclear deal stockpile limit

Manama, Bahrain: The United Nations nuclear watchdog confirmed on Monday that Tehran has broken a stockpile limit for low-enriched uranium allowed under a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, a move that could add to friction with the United States. Iran's total stockpile of low-enriched uranium on Monday exceeded the 300-kilogram limit allowed under… Continue reading UN watchdog confirms Iran has breached nuclear deal stockpile limit

UAE Financial Watchdog to Introduce ICO Regulations by Mid 2019 | BTCMANAGER

According to a report by The National, published on December 21, 2018, the UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) is set to introduce ICO regulations in the country by the end of the first half of 2019. ICO regulations will ensure that businesses can raise capital in an efficient, secure, and transparent manner. ICO Regulations… Continue reading UAE Financial Watchdog to Introduce ICO Regulations by Mid 2019 | BTCMANAGER

The Daily: Belgium Blacklists More Crypto Platforms, UAE Prepares ICO Regulations

In this edition of The Daily, Belgium’s financial regulator has expanded its list of fraudulent platforms offering cryptocurrency investments, while UAE has announced it’s working on new ICO regulations. We also look at the plans for a common digital currency in the Eurasian Economic Union and Abkhazia’s intentions to regulate its growing crypto mining industry.… Continue reading The Daily: Belgium Blacklists More Crypto Platforms, UAE Prepares ICO Regulations

French Financial Regulator Blacklists More Crypto Websites

The French financial markets regulator has blacklisted some more cryptocurrency websites in its efforts to block crypto firms with unauthorized investment offerings. Autorité des marchés financiers or AMF, the main watchdog that regulates the French stock market, in a statement warned the public against the activities of several players who propose in France to invest… Continue reading French Financial Regulator Blacklists More Crypto Websites

Japan's Financial Watchdog Discussing Caps on Crypto Margin Trading

Japan’s FSA (Financial Services Agency) has just allowed crypto industry the permission to self-regulate. However, immediately afterward, they brought up a subject of introducing a cap on cryptocurrency margin trading. The financial regulator expressed that this move would be done for the benefit of traders, as it would reduce their exposure to volatility risks and… Continue reading Japan's Financial Watchdog Discussing Caps on Crypto Margin Trading