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The official Financial Regulation Journal of SAIFM

Corporate Law and Governance

Tougher merger control enforcement – a trend here to stay?

Over the past year, competition authorities globally have continued to make a move towards more stringent merger control enforcement. This follows an increasingly shared view among authorities and politicians across multiple jurisdictions that excessive consolidation in certain industries has been exacerbated in the past by a lenient approach to merger control enforcement.

Fintech

The New Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework is a step towards International Coordination in Regulating the Crypto Industry

As cryptocurrencies evolve from a debated anomaly to a mainstream asset class, securing recognition and regulatory approval, the crypto industry's resilience, likened to cockroaches in their endurance, challenges global authorities to adapt and collaborate in the face of a transformative financial landscape

International

A decision point for MiFID product manufacturers

The FCA has expressly acknowledged the overlap between the FCA’s existing MiFID II-derived rules on the manufacture of investment products in its Product Intervention and Product Governance Sourcebook (PROD) and the new Consumer Duty provisions on manufacturer product governance arrangements.

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Regulation and Ethics

FSCA Announcement: Draft Conduct Standard – Market Infrastructures

The FSCA seeks your input on the draft Conduct Standard for market infrastructures. Deadline for comments: 23 May 2024.

Tax

Recent changes in VAT registration requirements: a good move for SARS?

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) reviewed its VAT registration process in May this year, following an unusual increase in the number of VAT registrations and a significant spike in suspicious registrations. With immediate effect, SARS implemented changes to the VAT registration process in order to scrutinise new VAT registration applications more stringently.

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