US bans more Russian trade. G7 pledges to close national-level loopholes that could enable sanctions evasion via crypto-assets, among other commitments.
UK adds seven names to its sanctions list. Goldman and JPMorgan to close Russian operations. Russia to nationalise assets of foreign companies.
EU adds 160 names to sanctions list, extends SWIFT ban to Belarus; New Zealand passes Russia Sanctions Bill. Fitch projects “imminent" sovereign default.
Visa, Mastercard and American Express have all announced decisions to suspend their operations in Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine.
One option is for foreign shareholders to transfer their shares to be managed by Russian partners until they return to the market at a later date.
Russia's actions run counter to the FATF core principles. The FATF is reviewing Russia’s role at the FATF and will consider steps to uphold its core values.
Credit Suisse reportedly asked investors to destroy documents relating to a loan securitisation backed by “jets, yachts, real estate and/or financial assets”.
A vote on the EU's regulatory framework for crypto-assets was delayed due to outcry over wording that would ban proof-of-work consensus protocols in 2025.
ESMA has identified four elements of climate risk that may adversely impact CCPs - physical risk, rapid transition risk, business risk, and collateral replacement risk.
Seven Russian banks will likely be cut off from SWIFT; Japan will freeze Russia's yen reserves; Korea will suspend transactions with seven Russian banks and their subsidiaries.
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