Hong Kong is ready for Islamic bonds following the establishment of a tax framework that supports sukuk issuance, and as the government further develops a market for such bonds in the territory with the debut of a government sukuk.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) is offering new incentives to boost liquidity on the exchange as it introduced revised securities market fees, particularly clearing, transfer and onward settlement fees, with effect from June 1.
The Securities and Futures Commission and the China Securities Regulatory Commission have given their go-ahead to the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect program.
Exchanges of the southeast Asian member nations launched a streamlined and cost-effective post-trade solution for cross-border transaction over the ASEAN Trading Link.
Indonesia’s regulators are planning to roll out initiatives to develop Islamic finance.
GreySpark Partners consultant Malavika Shekar explores the options that could greatly enhance the usefulness of trade repository data and make the G20 commitment to market transparency a reality.
Asia-Pacific buyside firms are largely unprepared for the future complexity of OTC derivatives central clearing regulations in the region, said a new report.
Singapore Exchange has launched the clearing of Non-Deliverable Interest Rate Swaps in Malaysian Ringgit and Thai Baht.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority seeks increased independence from the government or parliament to effectively regulate the banking, superannuation and life insurance industries.
Philippine regulators plan to establish conduits that can help banks comply with mandatory lending rules to small businesses.