UK broadcast regulator revokes licence of China’s CGTN

Ofcom said the current licence holder, Star China Media Ltd, had failed to show that it had editorial oversight over CGTN. The UK’s broadcast regulator says it is revoking the licence of Chinese news network CGTN after finding its state-backed ownership structure flouted British law. Ofcom said on Thursday the current licence holder, Star China […]

Indian insider: Regulator bans tycoon from market for one year

The Securities and Exchange Board of India has banned Kishore Biyani and others for allegedly trading in shares of Future Retail ahead of the release of price-sensitive information in 2017. India’s markets regulator has banned a retail tycoon from accessing the securities markets for a year on charges of insider trading, complicating his battle to […]

EU regulator approves AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for all over-18s

The shot is the third COVID-19 vaccine given the green light by the European Medicines Agency, after ones made by Pfizer and Moderna. The European Union medical regulator has authorised AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for use in people 18 and over throughout the bloc, amid criticism the EU is not moving fast enough to vaccinate its […]

Pakistan aviation regulator to outsource licensing exams

After months of suspension due to widescale fraud, exams will resume through the CAAP’s counterpart in the UK. Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan’s civil aviation regulator will outsource license examinations to the United Kingdom in response to allegations of widescale fraud in the licensing process, the regulator’s head says. Speaking at a virtual public meeting on […]

Biden to tap Obama-era regulator Gensler to lead SEC: Sources

Gary Gensler was chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 2009 to 2014. Gary Gensler, a leading financial regulator under the administration of US President Barack Obama, is expected to be named chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by President-elect Joe Biden in coming days, two sources familiar with the […]

The E.U. drug regulator approves the Moderna vaccine.

The European Union drug regulator approved the Moderna coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday after moving up a decision that had been scheduled for later in January. The regulator, the European Medicines Agency, approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in late December after coming under criticism for being too slow, as Britain and the United States began rolling out […]

EU regulator approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine

Approval by European Medicines Agency paves the way for EU countries to begin mass vaccine drives within a week. The European Union’s medicines regulator has given its conditional approval for the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech to be used across the bloc, paving the way for inoculations to start within a week. Following a closed-door […]

Biden to Pick Michael Regan, North Carolina Environment Regulator, to Head E.P.A.

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will nominate Michael S. Regan, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, according to three people on the Biden transition team. Mr. Regan became Mr. Biden’s top choice only in recent days, two people familiar with the selection process said. […]