Question: How do I find information about foreign financial regulations?
According to the United States Commercial Code, the term foreign financial regulatory authority means “any (A) foreign securities authority, (B) other governmental body or foreign equivalent of a self-regulatory organization empowered by a foreign government to administer or enforce its laws relating to the regulation of fiduciaries, trusts, commercial lending, insurance, trading in contracts of sale of a commodity for future delivery, or other instruments traded on or subject to the rules of a contract market, board of trade or foreign equivalent, or other financial activities, or (C) membership organization a function of which is to regulate the participation of its members in activities listed above.”
Go to the Virtual Business Library's Country Information Section for links to useful resources including links to the following suggested resources:
Doing Business: World Bank project that provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 190 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.
EIU Country Commerce Global - The Economist Intelligence Unit is a source of information on business developments, economic and political trends, government regulations and corporate practice worldwide.
OECD iLibrary: Provides the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
You may also want to consult some of the targeted websites listed below.
European Commission: Capital Markets Union
Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
Institute of International Bankers
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
Institute of International Banking Law & Practice (IIBLP)