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Hedefonline's decline leaves Turkish investors 20 million lira out of pocket after company continued operations whilst insolvent for six months raising alarm bells over customer protection measures

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Cyprus-Based Prime Brokerage TopFX welcomes Paul Orford to the company as he assumes senior business development position

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  • Richard Bartlett says #
    Nice work Paul!
    TopFX and Mr Orford, what a great partnership! I know Paul personally and have been working successfully with TopFX for some years
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Cyprus firms continue to reposition and rebrand away, although other forex brokers continue to flock to the country.

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  • Samhill says #
    trade exposed to US dollars
    Nice article also with US Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke speaking tomorrow morning it may be wise not to step into a trade exposed to U
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Ads and landing pages have been popping up with "We're not in Cyprus" type ads.

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  • LiteSites says #
    I'm scared of CY Brokers
    Paul, I agree 100%. It's a simple statement that is both factual and has been suggested by all traders with Money in Cyprus broker
  • Gerald Segal says #
    RE:I'm scared of CY Brokers
    I agree Ricky -- traders and investors should be concerned, generally, with the safety of their funds and the safety of their brok
  • LiteSites says #
    lol, but it' true
    Cyprus brokers are mostly Russian Back chop shops that would have never been able to be EU regulated were it not from a passport i
  • Gerald Segal says #
    RE:lol, but it' true
    Thanks Paul. There certainly are Russian (and other nationality-backed) "chop shops" in Cyprus. But the larger firms are not. And
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CySEC details disclosure rules required to prove funds in segregated bank accounts in fact belong to individual investors.

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CySEC allows FX brokers to release client names and data to banks, to allow for release of client funds.

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Central Bank of Cyprus has agreed to not haircut segregated bank accounts over €100,000, where the ultimate beneficiaries are small individual investors.

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Unlike the original proposal, uninsured depositors will likely lose around 40% (not 10%) at Cyprus' two largest banks.

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  • john scott says #
    mr
    Is this possibly another rivet in the Federal United States of Europe? The Cyprus debacle would be/is virtually nothing in EU term
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The website home pages of several leading Cyprus FX and Binary brokers now lead with "Your Funds Are Safe" ads.

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  • Guest says #
    Thumbs up!
    This company might be planning a better solution for their problem. May they surpass this one! buy twitter follower
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Wall Street Journal quotes LeapRate research in its article on Cyprus FX brokers and the bailout.

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  • John says #
    Its a wake up call for traders
    Should Cyprus levy a tax on deposits and if it affects Fx broker's client funds, how will it play out in regards to client securit
  • Andrew says #
    Good article with good researc...
    Gerald interesting article with foresight. However Malta will pose the same risks as Cyprus. But then again people have been tradi
  • Gerald Segal says #
    RE:Good article with good rese...
    Good point Andrew, and we totally agree. This will have repercussions well beyond Cyprus, no matter how this eventually shakes out
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