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Emerging Trend: Limiting Non-Compete Agreements

Employers may find it increasingly difficult to protect customer relationships built on their dime, as more states impose tighter restrictions on non-compete agreements or even ban them altogether. Although employers may want to protect their investment by having employees sign agreements that restrict them from working for competitors or serving the same clients after termination …

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US officials order Nvidia to stop sales of top AI chips to China

Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com I am registering Sept 1 (Reuters) – Chip designer Nvidia Corp ( NVDA.O ) said on Wednesday that U.S. officials had told it to stop exporting two top artificial intelligence computer chips to China, a move that could cripple the ability of Chinese firms to perform …

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Exclusive: Sony-Zee merger could hurt competition, closer scrutiny needed, India watchdog finds

A man stands next to a Sony Entertainment banner outside a movie set in Mumbai, India September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com I am registering Initial review of Sony-Zee merger shows antitrust concerns – note The combined entity could enjoy a “huge” market position in India The …

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An investor’s guide to a galaxy of investment vehicles

Conventional investment methods such as equity investing are no longer sufficient on their own to satisfy the appetite of emerging financial market investors. Financial markets develop as a result of the emergence of new investment instruments, the expansion of conventional investment instruments and the emergence of various financial instruments. investors in light of rapid changes …

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The challenge of investing in the face of anti-ESG state legislation

August 24, 2022 – Interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing has exploded in recent years and, at the same time, caught the attention of global regulators. Given the ambiguity in terminology surrounding ESG, some global regulators are concerned that investment managers may be “greenwashing” their investment products or overemphasizing the ESG features of …

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New rules for overseas investment by AIFM and private equity funds

Introduction Foreign investments from alternative investment funds (“FAI“) and venture capital funds (“VCFs”) are governed by the guidelines prescribed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI“) from time to time. Until prior approval by the Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) is not required for foreign investment, prior approval of SEBI is required for …

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The new tourism law is in line with the leadership’s directives to build a globally competitive tourism sector: Saudi official

Riyadh: The tourism ecosystem of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is undergoing an overhaul with the announcement of a new tourism law approved this week by a resolution of the Council of Ministers. The law will accelerate the development of an internationally competitive tourism sector in the Kingdom, which will stimulate business, innovation and investment. …

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How is investment advice regulated in Switzerland?

In the past years, the Swiss rules on investment advice have changed significantly. This is the result of the enactment of the Swiss Financial Institutions Act (FinIA) and the Swiss Financial Services Act (FinSA), together with the related ordinances. Today, most transitional periods introduced in these acts and regulations have expired, meaning that now the …

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Easing the burden on the board of directors: D&O liability insurance as a coping mechanism

The members of the Board of Directors are faced with numerous decisions on a daily basis as members of the body charged with the management and representation of the company. The discretion that directors exercise in the course of their duties carries considerable weight as they may be liable to the company itself, the company’s …

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Money services businesses are penalized for failing to adopt sound anti-money laundering practices

Two recent federal enforcement actions — announced the same day — underscored the need for crypto companies to carefully consider their anti-money laundering (AML) obligations or risk significant penalties. First, on August 8, 2022, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added Tornado Cash (Tornado) to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list. …

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