US officials are investigating at least 10 major banks for possible rigging of precious-metals markets, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people close to the inquiries.
Financial Services Commission chairman designate Yim Jong-yong is expected to relax regulations governing asset and capital at financial firms, say officials and analysts.
Foreign lenders still struggle with cumbersome regulatory processes for obtaining banking licenses, despite China's recent easing of policies for newcomers in the country’s banking industry.
Allowing mainland Chinese fund houses to invest in Hong Kong stocks under the Stock Connect scheme would boost turnover of the so-called through train programme, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing top executive said.
Bank loans to small companies in South Korea increased at the fastest pace in six years in 2014, amid pressure from the government to support startups and firms with high-level technologies.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is in talks with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on changes in pricing norms relating to the conversion of bank loans into equity.
Foreign investors will be allowed to short sell select mainland Chinese shares on the Hong Kong-Shanghai trading program from next week, in the latest regulatory move to further open up China's stock market.
New strategic alliance to facilitate knowledge exchange to enhance securities markets education between Europe and India.
The Singapore Exchange (SGX) will eventually let investors trade one share at a time, said executive vice-president Chew Sutat, although such policy would depend on the readiness of the market.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corp will require companies to prepare corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports starting this year.