China's State Council has announced it will allow up to 30 percent of locally managed pension funds to be invested in domestic stocks and stock-linked funds, potentially channeling hundreds of billions into the stock market.
The Australia Securities and Investment Commission has published its third report detailing the approach it takes to the regulation of corporate finance issues.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has published its final policy positions for changes to Loan-to-Value Ratio restriction rules, requiring a 30 percent deposit from Auckland rental property investors to secure mortgages.
State Bank of India chief Arundhati Bhattacharya says new measures to tackle bad debt do not help smaller firms while bank capital is prioritised towards meeting regulatory requirements.
China's banking regulator and top economic planner have jointly issued new guidance aimed at supporting infrastructure and regional development projects amid slowing economic growth.
China government researchers are advising the central bank to rein in the growth of third-party payment providers by increasing entry thresholds and encouraging existing firms to merge.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India has proposed a relaxation of regulations for infrastructure investment trusts in a bid to help developers unlock capital.
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has asked lenders to lift their standards for interest-only mortgages, after a probe found that lending criteria do not meet their responsible lending obligations.
The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) has resumed work on banking technology rules it suspended earlier this year following opposition from foreign governments and business groups.
The Asian Development Bank Institute has published a working paper attributing the growth of the Philippine microfinance sector to conducive government policies which promote private sector innovation and enable a market-based financial ecosystem.