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Coming on strong: ATO requires strong measures to obtain CRS self-certifications

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Coming on strong: ATO requires strong measures to obtain CRS self-certifications

The ATO has published new CRS guidance which requires Australian reporting financial institutions (RFIs) to implement “strong measures” to obtain self-certifications from account holders.

17 May 2021

China’s digital RMB – is your business ready?

China’s launch of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) has become a question of when and not if. The more important question for businesses is: how...

27 April 2021

Imported hybrid mismatch rule: Commissioner releases much anticipated guidance

The Australian Taxation Office (“ATO”) has released a highly anticipated draft practical compliance guideline (“PCG 2021/D3”).

23 April 2021

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan — Key takeaways for financial services

On 12 March 2021, China released its much-anticipated economic and social development blueprint for the next five years and beyond – the ‘Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan...

22 March 2021

Farewell, OBUs: Offshore Banking Unit regime to be abolished

On 17 March 2021, the Federal Government introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No 2) Bill 2021 (the Bill) to abolish the Offshore Banking Unit (OBU) regime.

19 March 2021

LIBOR cessation: demystifying the switch to risk-free rates

It’s official. On 5 March 2021 the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that all LIBOR settings will either cease to be published by any administrator...

09 March 2021

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: a blueprint for growth in complex times

China’s annual National People’s Congress parliamentary session will take place in March to approve the country’s social and economic development plans for the period 2021-25.

09 February 2021
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Pre-COVID FIRB Thresholds to be Reinstated on 1 January 2021

Late on 9 December 2020, the Treasurer announced that the current $0 monetary screening thresholds for FIRB applications will be lifted on 1 January 2021, resulting for the...

11 December 2020

COVID-19 enhances risks of bribery and corruption

COVID-19 has caused economic hardship for companies around the globe and has required many to act quickly in order to ensure supply of in-demand goods or services. ...

28 October 2020

Queensland COVID-19 relief for tenants – extended, but with two key changes

Queensland’s Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (Regulations) has been amended – extending its effect to the months of October, November and...

28 October 2020

Replacing IBORs in derivatives: there’s a protocol for that

Ahead of the expected cessation of the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) at the end of 2021, along with the possible discontinuance of other key inter-bank offered rates...

22 October 2020

To stub or not to stub? ASIC hands down its view

ASIC released a consultation paper in June 2019 regarding the use of stub equity in public to private transactions, essentially looking to clamp down on the types of...

19 October 2020

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