Most Asia-Pacific companies which trade securities on European platforms were not prepared for a shorter settlement cycle that took effect in Europe on October 6, a study showed.
South Korean regulators plan to give financial companies more autonomy in their choice of security programs for online payment systems to boost trade over the Internet.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore is seeking industry views on legislations that will raise the standards and professionalism of the financial advisory (FA) industry, and encourage greater efficiency in the distribution of life insurance and investment products.
Australian Securities & Investment Commission chair Greg Medcraft has been elected a second term as chairman of the board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.
A growing appetite for derivative products in APAC is having an effect on market structure.
The government is considering a proposal to merge the Forward Markets Commission (FMC) with capital market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to improve the oversight of the commodity futures market.
China has allowed direct trading between the yuan and the euro in the interbank market for the first time, further strengthening ties between the mainland and the European Union.
Chinese financial regulators are expected to allow South Korean banks and other financial institutions to invest in Chinese bonds, lowering the bar that was only opened to asset managers.
China's banking regulator has revised the guidelines for banks' internal risk management controls to rein in bad loans.
Ashley Alder has been appointed for a second three-year term as chief executive of the Securities and Futures Commission.