Sanctions against Russia have cost European Union €30bn

New research by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) suggests the EU’s economic sanctions against Russia introduced three years ago have cost European countries billions of euro. The survey, ... Read More

UBS Inc. fined by SIX Swiss Exchange Sanctions Commission

On 22 March 2016 the SIX Swiss Exchange Court of Arbitration partially confirmed the decision handed down on 16 March 2015 by the SIX Swiss Exchange Sanctions Commission regarding ... Read More

UK: New Year brings in new penalties for enablers of offshore tax evasion

Accountants, bankers, lawyers and other advisors who enable offshore tax evasion will face tough new sanctions from today (1 January 2017). The new powers will see individuals or corporates ... Read More
Securities Exchange Commission

SEC Awards $3.5 Million To Whistleblower

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a whistleblower has been awarded approximately $3.5 million for coming forward with information that led to an SEC enforcement action. “Whistleblowers ... Read More

FINRA Sanctions Merrill Lynch $7 Million

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced today that it has fined Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. $6.25 million and the firm will pay approximately $780,000 in ... Read More
Securities Exchange Commission

SEC Chair Mary Jo White Announces Departure Plans

SEC Chair Mary Jo White, after nearly four years as the agency’s head, today announced that she intends to leave at the end of the Obama Administration. Under Chair ... Read More
Securities Exchange Commission

SEC Whistleblower Program Surpasses $100 Million in Awards

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s awards to whistleblowers have surpassed the $100 million mark with the program’s second-largest award of more than $22 million announced earlier today. The whistleblower program was ... Read More
HM Treasury

Accountants giving advice for Tax avoidance could receive tough penalties

Accountants or financial advisers who help customers to bend the rules to avoid paying tax could face tough new fines. the U.K. government said Wednesday. The U.K. Treasury has ... Read More

EU considers blacklisting NZ over tax laws

Possible EU sanctions against New Zealand could make travel harder and have a massive effect on the economy. New Zealand is under investigation by the EU as it prepares ... Read More

CFTC announced an award of approximately $50,000 to a whistleblower

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced an award of approximately $50,000 to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful CFTC ... Read More
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