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SwissLeaks whistleblower says tried to report tax evasion in 2008

A former HSBC employee who leaked documents alleging the bank helped wealthy customers dodge tax said he had tried to alert British authorities about evasion in 2008.

SwissLeaks whistleblower says tried to report tax evasion in 2008
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HSBC not protected from charges over aiding tax evasion: US official

HSBC's 2012 criminal settlement with the US Justice Department does not protect the bank from fraud or tax evasion charges.

HSBC not protected from charges over aiding tax evasion: US official
HSBC 'SwissLeaks' leaker urges more support for whistleblowers
HSBC 'SwissLeaks' leaker urges more support for whistleblowers

The man who stole the trove of secret files that sparked a global scandal over banking giant HSBC's alleged assistance to wealthy tax dodgers.

HSBC 'SwissLeaks' leaker urges more support for whistleblowers
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Deposits denominated in foreign currencies 72% up in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s banks assets grew by 17.9% in 2014, reaching $98 billion, according to the Central Bank.

Deposits denominated in foreign currencies 72% up in Kazakhstan
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Kazakh banks experiencing tenge shortages

Experts talk about the deficit of tenge experienced by commercial banks in Kazakhstan.

Kazakh banks experiencing tenge shortages
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Barclays loses tens of millions over Swiss franc move

British bank Barclays has lost "tens of millions" of dollars after Switzerland's central bank scrapped its currency ceiling against the euro.

Barclays loses tens of millions over Swiss franc move
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12th Islamic Financial Services Board summit in Almaty on May 19-21

The 12th Sammit of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) will take place in Almaty from May 19 to 21.

12th Islamic Financial Services Board summit in Almaty on May 19-21
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Morgan Stanley fires employee for stealing client data

US investment bank Morgan Stanley said it had fired an employee for stealing the personal data of hundreds of thousands of wealth management customers.

Morgan Stanley fires employee for stealing client data
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Several Kazakh banks cease issuing mortgage loans in tenge

Several Kazakhstan’s banks have ceased issuing mortgage loans in tenge.

Several Kazakh banks cease issuing mortgage loans in tenge
New 1000 tenge bill. Photo © the Central Bank
Central Bank of Kazakhstan issues new 1000 bill

The Central Bank of Kazakhstan has issued a new 1000 tenge bill.

Central Bank of Kazakhstan issues new 1000 bill
HSBC unit fined $12.5 mn for unregistered US services
HSBC unit fined $12.5 mn for unregistered US services

A Swiss unit of British bank HSBC has agreed to pay $12.5 million for flouting US rules requiring registration of cross-border brokerage services.

HSBC unit fined $12.5 mn for unregistered US services
Minister of Economy and Financial Policy of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Timur Suleimenov. Photo courtesy of EEC press service.
More Russian banks to enter Kazakh market: Eurasian Economic Commission

Minister of Economy and Financial Policy of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Timur Suleimenov spoke about the mutual Kazakh-Russian financial market and the possibility of increasing the number of Russian banks in Kazakhstan, as well as the prospects of Kazakh banks entering the Russian market.

More Russian banks to enter Kazakh market: Eurasian Economic Commission
A reflection of a yearly chart of U.S. dollars and Russian roubles are seen on rouble notes in this photo illustration. ©REUTERS
Russian central bank ready to step in to stop ruble panic

Russia's central bank said it was ready to step in to protect the crashing ruble, after the currency was hammered by a day of panic selling.

Russian central bank ready to step in to stop ruble panic
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Foreign borrowers responsible for 40% of NPLs in Kazakhstan

A significant bulk of the NPLs were provided back in 2006-2008, a time of heavy borrowing and high appetite for risky investments.

Foreign borrowers responsible for 40% of NPLs in Kazakhstan
British banker in court over grisly Hong Kong double murder
British banker in court over grisly Hong Kong double murder

A British banker appeared in a Hong Kong court charged with the grisly murder of two women whose bodies were found in his upmarket apartment.

British banker in court over grisly Hong Kong double murder
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National Bank of Kazakhstan defends pension assets' investment into second tier banks

The National Bank of Kazakhstan has responded to the criticism of several members of the Kazakh Parliament, who claimed the Single Pension Fund was practicing risky investments that put the pensioneers' savings in danger.

National Bank of Kazakhstan defends pension assets' investment into second tier banks
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Kazakh deputies outraged at risky investments of Single Pension Fund

Kazakhstan MP of Ak Zhol faction voiced their serious concern over the investments the Single Pension Fund was practicing. In their opinion, these activities may lead to destabilization of the entire lending sector of Kazakhstan.

Kazakh deputies outraged at risky investments of Single Pension Fund
Mukhtar Ablyazov. ©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
French court authorises extradition of Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov

A French court authorised the extradition of exiled Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia and Ukraine, despite concerns over his safety.

French court authorises extradition of Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov
India seen holding rates to guard against inflation
India seen holding rates to guard against inflation

India's central bank will keep interest rates on hold as it awaits more proof that stubborn high inflation is headed downward in Asia's third-largest economy.

India seen holding rates to guard against inflation
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban. ©REUTERS
Hungary passes new law helping borrowers, hitting banks

Hungary's parliament adopted a law compelling banks to pay compensation to borrowers hit by past interest rate hikes on loans deemed unfair by authorities.

Hungary passes new law helping borrowers, hitting banks