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FCA issues warning on crypto’s FTX to users

  Bloomberg The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a warning to consumers about Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto exchange FTX, saying it isn’t authorised by the regulator to offer financial services or products in the country. The regulator said on its website that Bahamas-based FTX “is targeting people in the UK,” adding that investors are “unlikely to get your money back ...

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US lenders may face new rules for dealing with crises

  Bloomberg US banking regulators are considering asking large regional banks to add to financial cushions to make it easier to wind them down in a future crisis, Dow Jones reported citing people familiar with the matter. New rules under consideration include requirements for regional banks to raise long-term debt that can help absorb losses in case of insolvency, extending ...

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Singapore dollar may become winner as MAS tightens

  Bloomberg Singapore’s dollar has established itself as Asia’s most resilient currency against the US dollar this year, and some strategists are betting on more strength if price pressures force the nation’s central bank to tighten its exchange-rate policy again next month. Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Citigroup Inc and MUFG Bank Ltd are among banks that are bullish on the ...

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Credit Suisse’s SPG unit draws interest from both Apollo, BNP

Bloomberg Apollo Global Management Inc and BNP Paribas SA are among investors showing interest in acquiring at least part of Credit Suisse Group AG securitised products group, people with knowledge of the matter said. The Zurich-based firm is exploring deals to sell the entire business, while potential investors may pitch to acquire specific portfolios or risk classes, the people said, ...

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RBA: Hiking pace will slow ‘at some point’ as rate rises

  Bloomberg Australia’s central bank chief Philip Lowe said the case for outsized interest-rate increases has “diminished” now that the cash rate is approaching “more normal settings,” suggesting smaller moves ahead. The Reserve Bank’s board will debate the merits of hiking by a quarter-percentage point or a half-point at its October 4 meeting, Governor Lowe said in response to Australian ...

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Dollar only place to hide in 2022 as risk assets sink: Citi strategists

Bloomberg An overvalued dollar is now the only possible hedge for what’s turning into the biggest destruction of shareholder value since the global financial crisis, according to macro strategists at Citigroup Inc. With global equities already down $23 trillion in 2022, the greenback’s inverse relationship to risk assets makes it the only game in town for at least the rest ...

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BofA offers six weeks paid sabbatical for longtime staff

Bloomberg Bank of America Corp (BofA) is starting a paid sabbatical program to reward its long-term employees, starting with four weeks off for those who have spent 15 years with the company. Beginning next year, the bank will offer time off to let employees “reinvest in their priorities in life,” according to a memo seen by Bloomberg News. The move ...

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China’s swap markets signal near-term easing bets fading

  Bloomberg China’s bond traders are growing less optimistic about the prospects for more monetary easing, if the derivatives markets are anything to go by. The nation’s one-year interest rate swaps, which show investor expectations of funding costs in the future, climbed for the seventh straight day on Friday in their longest rising streak since August 2019. That’s because China’s ...

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Russia signals interest rate cuts may be over

Bloomberg Russia’s central bank signalled it’s close to taking a pause from easing monetary policy after delivering the smallest interest-rate cut of the current cycle, as renewed risks of inflation prompt more caution. Governor Elvira Nabiullina said “we are close to the conclusion of the easing cycle,” with the central bank describing current monetary conditions as “overall neutral.” Policy makers ...

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Goldman faces Fed scrutiny of money-losing Marcus unit

Bloomberg Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s six-year foray into consumer banking — the unit dubbed Marcus — is the focus of a new review at the Federal Reserve. Fed officials have been looking into the Wall Street giant’s online-banking platform aimed at retail customers, according to people with knowledge of the matter. For at least several weeks, they’ve been peppering Goldman ...

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