The Securities and Exchange Board of India is seeking guidance from the Finance Ministry ahead of its merger with the Forward Market Commission on whether to allow Foreign Portfolio Investors into the commodity derivatives market.
India’s Finance Ministry is looking to allow greater pricing flexibility for securities with an exit valuation clause at a rate set beforehand, in a move to attract more private equity and venture capital investment for e-commerce and other emerging sectors.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is pushing ahead with its plan to develop the financial reporting ecosystem in Thailand in a bid to promote financial statement quality, improve operations of businesses and facilitate investor decision-making.
The U.S. fund giant has won a special new licence that will allow it to raise funds in China directly for the first time.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is proposing changes to its regulatory requirements in a bid to improve the efficiency of bank supervision and reduce banks’ costs.
Nepal’s new draft law that will put financial institutions under the regulatory jurisdiction of provincial governments is drawing criticism from bankers, regulators and economists, including the central bank itself.
The Federal Reserve Board has announced an enforcement action against one of the biggest banks in China, ordering it to restructure its anti-money laundering compliance program.
Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission has announced it will make debt securities offerings more convenient and less time-consuming for issuers, in line with international practices.
SWIFT has announced that Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development has joined the Know Your Customer Registry.
China may grant commercial banks stock broker licenses in a pilot programme allowing mainland lenders to conduct mixed business.