Clear crypto currency rules urgently required: Hester Peirce

According to a top official from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a clear cryptocurrency regulatory regime is urgently required with major companies, including Mastercard Inc, Tesla Inc, and BNY Mellon Corp embrace the digital asset class. During an interview, Hester Peirce, a Republican commissioner at the SEC said, while it may be too soon…

Phillip Frost settles SEC stock manipulation charge for $5.52 million

Phillip Frost, 82, who according to Forbes magazine is worth $1.9 billion, was charged by the SEC, along with other defendants, of defrauding investors and made $27 million in improper gains. He has now settled the SEC charge by paying $5.52 million. Phillip Frost, Florida’s biotechnology billionaire has agreed to settle with the U.S. Securities…

National Crime Agency & the Financial Conduct Authority investigating leaks in insider trading investigation

The NCA is investigating whether a government translator with access to wiretap recordings has tipped-off the target of an insider-trading investigation. As per a report from the Wall Street Journal, the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) is examining allegations that an employee has leaked information to a suspect for money, thus undermining a probe into…

The tech sector emerges as the best performer in the European stock market

Shares of AMS, a chipmaker appreciated by 206% in 2017. On Friday, European stocks steadied their footings and were set to post their strongest gains since 2013 buoyed by surging tech stocks as well as a robust resources sector. Although the eurozone blue chip stocks dropped by 0.1%, the pan-European STOXX 600 index remained flat,…