ASIC is looking to engage with regtech firms to develop systems that use artificial intelligence to detect misleading advertising and spot disclosure problems in financial advice.
Fees SEBI charges to brokers, stock exchanges and companies seeking to list will be reduced, among other changes aimed at spurring capital market activity.
While the RBI introduces a new scheme to encourage FPI participation in India's debt markets, SEBI has tweaked valuation norms make debt funds more secure for investors.
The entry of funds into commodity derivatives is expected hasten the development of and attract long-term liquidity to India’s commodities markets.
MSCI will quadruple the weighting of Chinese mainland shares in its global benchmarks this year. Remaining market accessibility issues must be addressed for future weight increases.
As a result of non-performing loans in the banking sector and excessive lending in violation of banking regulations, 15 banks in Bangladesh are facing provisioning shortfalls.
The "more credible" transactions-based approach will improve transparency and reduce risks of manipulation, and is in line with the IOSCO Principles for Financial Benchmarks, the BOT said.
The new charter bolsters the BSP's powers to exercise its core mandate of promoting a sound financial system and address risks arising from the financial system's interconnectedness.
The CSRC has scrapped limits on first day gains of new IPOs, and will allow daily price fluctuations up to 20%. But, same day buying and selling of listed companies will be restricted.
Much of the focus will be on lifting industry standards on governance, remuneration, and the management of non-financial risks, said APRA chair Wayne Byres.