Banknote auction raises £237,040 for charity

The auction was held by Spink on 15 July with our Chief Cashier, Sarah John, opening the bidding on the first lot. The auction raised £237,040 for three charities – akt, Childline (a service provided by NSPCC) and Shelter. A total of 150 lots were auctioned, and the highest bid for a single note was £13,000 – the Turing £50 with serial number AA01 000005. This was also the highest amount bid in the auction, followed by £10,000 bid for a full uncut sheet of 40 £50 notes. Sarah John, ...

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Results of the ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters in the third quarter of 2021

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Response to IFRS Foundation - Changes to the Constitution for a future ISSB

ESMA REGULAR USE The Interim Chair 21 July 2021 ESMA32-334-419 Mr Erkki Liikanen Chair of the Trustees IFRS Foundation Columbus Building 7 Westferry Circus Canary Wharf London E14 4HD United Kingdom Ref: Response to Exposure Draft on Targeted Amendments to the IFRS Foundation Constitution to accommodate an International Sustainability Standards Board to set IFRS Sustainability Standards Dear Mr Liikanen, dear Erkki, The European Securities and Markets Autho...

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Website and Instant Message Alert – Fraudulent website and phishing instant message related to The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited relating to a fraudulent website and phishing instant message, which has been reported to the HKMA. A hyperlink to the press release is available on the HKMA website. The HKMA wishes to remind the public that banks will not send SMS or e-mails with embedded hyperlinks which direct them to the banks’ websites to carry out transa...

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Reaching out to Enterprises - Hang Seng Bank

Reaching out to Enterprises - Hang Seng Bank The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (Privacy Commissioner), Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, delivered a presentation at the Symposium on Commercial and Legal Considerations for Data Protection in the Digital Era organised by Hang Seng Bank for its staff on 15 July 2021. The Privacy Commissioner talked about the significant impact of data breach incidents and elaborated on the requirements of the six Data Protecti...

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YJ Fischer to Join SEC as Director of the Office of International Affairs

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the appointment of YJ Fischer as Director of the Office of International Affairs (OIA), effective Aug. 2. Ms. Fischer previously served in various roles at the U. S. State Department during the Obama Administration, including as assistant coordinator for implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement. "I've had the pleasure of working with YJ and know first-hand that her judgment and depth of experience in international affairs make her a t...

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SEC Halts Alleged Ongoing Offering Fraud Involving Cycling Companies

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an emergency action including a temporary restraining order and asset freeze to stop an alleged fraudulent offering of securities and misappropriation of investor assets by Outdoor Capital Partners LLC and its director Samuel J. Mancini of Denver, Colorado. The SEC alleges that the defendants made false statements in raising millions of dollars for an investment fund ostensibly to purchase controlling interests in three Italian cycling comp...

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SEC Charges California Resident in Microcap Fraud Scheme Targeting Retail Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has filed an emergency action charging California resident Charlie Abujudeh with running microcap fraud schemes targeting retail investors. According to the SEC’s complaint filed today in U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Abujudeh worked with others from August 2019 to at least September 2020 to fraudulently sell several microcap companies’ stock to investors by making misleading statements during high pre...

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Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement action with Texico Bancshares Corporation and Texico State Bank

Please enable JavaScript if it is disabled in your browser or access the information through the links provided below. July 22, 2021 Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement action with Texico Bancshares Corporation and Texico State Bank For release at 11:00 a. m. EDT The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced the execution o...

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Christine Lagarde, Luis de Guindos: Monetary policy statement (with Q&A)

Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB Frankfurt am Main, 22 July 2021 Jump to the transcript of the questions and answers Good afternoon, the Vice-President and I welcome you to our press conference. At today’s meeting, the Governing Council focused on two main topics: first, the implications of our strategy review for our forward guidance on the key ECB interest rates; and, second, our assessment of the economy and our pandemic measures. In our...

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