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News story: Up to £15 million to support the Citizens Advice service during COVID-19 pandemic

Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland have experienced an unprecedented rise in demand during the pandemic up to £15 million funding will help them provide advice and information on a range of financial, legal and consumer issues part of a £750 million package set out by the Chancellor for frontline charities Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland will receive a funding boost of up to £15 million to help them deal with increased demand for advice and information from the publ...

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CFTC Issues COVID-19 Customer Advisory on Commodity ETPs and Funds

Washington, D . C . — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today issued a Customer Advisory informing the public about the unique risks associated with certain trading vehicles that use futures contracts or other commodity interests as they make investment decisions during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic . This is the third Customer Advisory the CFTC has issued in response to the pandemic and is a joint product of the Office of Customer Education and Outreach (OCEO) and the Division of ...

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SEC Announces Virtual Conference on Municipal Securities Disclosure

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has rescheduled its conference entitled “Spotlight on Transparency: A Discussion of Secondary Market Municipal Securities Disclosure Practices” for June 16, 2020 . The conference is open to the public via live webcast from 1 p . m . to 4 p . m . ET at www . sec . gov, and will be archived on the Office of Municipal Securities (OMS) webpage for later viewing . The conference will bring together a variety of municipal securities mar...

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Philip R. Lane: International inflation co-movements

SPEECHInternational inflation co-movementsSpeech by Philip R . Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the Inflation: Drivers and Dynamics 2020 Online Conference, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland/European Central Bank, 22 May 202022 May 2020 In my remarks today, I will discuss some analytical issues in understanding the drivers of international inflation co-movements . In particular, I will examine the individual contributions of common shocks, structural change and the evolution of ...

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Decisions taken by the Governing Council of the ECB (in addition to decisions setting interest rates)

Decisions taken by the Governing Council of the ECB (in addition to decisions setting interest rates)May 202022 May 2020External communication Communication in relation to the German Federal Constitutional Court ruling of 5 May 2020 On 5 May 2020 the ECB issued a press release indicating that the Governing Council had taken note of the judgement issued by the German Federal Constitutional Court earlier that day regarding the public sector purchase programme (PSPP), on which it had received a pr...

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Meeting of 29-30 April 2020

Meeting of 29-30 April 2020Account of the monetary policy meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank held in Frankfurt am Main on Wednesday and Thursday, 29-30 April 20201 . Review of financial, economic and monetary developments and policy optionsFinancial market developments Ms Schnabel reviewed the financial market developments since the Governing Council’s previous regular monetary policy meeting on 11-12 March 2020 . Although the general risk-off mood had subsided and mar...

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CFTC to Hold an Open Commission Meeting on May 28

Washington, D . C . — Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Heath P . Tarbert today announced the CFTC will hold an open meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10:00 a . m . (EDT) . The meeting will be held via conference call in accordance with the agency’s implementation of social distancing due to the COVID-19 (ve coronavirus) pandemic . The Commission will consider the following: Proposed Rule: Amending Regulation 3 . 10(c)(3) - Providing an Exemption from Registration for Foreign ...

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SEC Issues Agenda for May 27 Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee

The Securities and Exchange Commission today released the agenda for the May 27 meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee (AMAC) . AMAC was formed to provide the Commission with diverse perspectives on asset management and related advice and recommendations . The meeting will include a discussion of matters relating to AMAC’s subcommittees and to COVID-19 and the asset management industry . The meeting will be held by remote means and is open to the public . The meeting will be webca...

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Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting to Step Down, Brian P. Brooks to Become Acting Comptroller of the Currency on May 29, 2020

News Release 2020-66 | May 21, 2020 Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting to Step Down, Brian P . Brooks to Become Acting Comptroller of the Currency on May 29, 2020 WASHINGTON—Comptroller of the Currency Joseph M . Otting today announced he will step down from office on May 29, 2020, and pursuant to 12 USC 4 as designated by Secretary of the Treasury Steven T . Mnuchin, First Deputy and Chief Operating Officer Brian P . Brooks will become Acting Comptroller o...

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News story: Government to give VAT from donated PPE to healthcare charities

recent VAT revenue from PPE donated to the NHS and care homes will be given to charity money to support frontline workers affected by Covid-19 donations made to Care Workers Charity and NHS Charities Together The Care Workers Charity and NHS Charities Together will benefit from the government donation, which is expected to be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds . The government introduced a temporary zero rate of VAT on PPE on 1 May to reduce costs for care homes and businesses buying ...

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