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UK plans to revoke Moscow Stock Exchange’s status as a recognised exchange

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Tuesday, 19 April, 2022, 18:30
UK plans to revoke Moscow Stock Exchange’s status as a recognised exchange

Britain said today it planned to revoke the Moscow Stock Exchange’s (MOEX) status as a recognised stock exchange in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a move which would remove some tax relief for investors.
“Revoking Moscow Stock Exchange’s recognised status sends a clear message — there is no case for new investments in Russia,” Britain’s Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Lucy Frazer, said in a statement.

Britain said the move was in response to restrictions the Bank of Russia has placed on foreign investors, citing a February 28 ban by the exchange which prevented brokers from selling assets at the instruction of non-Russian residents.
Britain’s HMRC tax authority has launched a two-week consultation on the move, inviting comment from interested parties before the terms were finalised.“We’ve designed the revocation order in such a way that investors should experience no change in respect of their pre-existing investments on MOEX,” HMRC said. — Reuters