The SFC is proposing legislative amendments which would give it discretion to provide supervisory assistance to regulators outside Hong Kong.
Chinese authorities are considering authorising an additional 500 billion yuan to 1 trillion yuan of local government loans for swapping into bonds.
Global financial regulators have cautioned financial institutions against over reliance on internal models for credit risk management and regulatory capital, urging them to evaluate risk with sophisticated modelling techniques.
The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has drafted new private equity and venture capital financing rules.
The Reserve Bank of India has improved remuneration for non-executive directors of private sector banks.
South Korea’s chief financial regulator has vowed to remove barriers that have hindered large banking groups from diversifying their portfolios and doing cross-sector business.
Financial regulators are expected to investigate the record gap between the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) official interest rate and credit card rates.
The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has reprimanded and fined BNP Paribas Securities (Asia) Limited HK$11 million for failing to report more than HK6 billion of cross trades over a 10-year period.
In an effort to protect investors and boost consumer confidence, ASIC is pushing to create a register which would list stockbrokers’ disciplinary records.
In response to substantially increased trading volumes, HKEx plans to double its stock clearing system capacity.