The Monetary Authority of Singapore said it will regulate virtual currency intermediaries, to combat potential risks from money-laundering or terrorism-related financing.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission is set to allow companies to issue preferred shares within the first half.
The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has issued a consultation paper that compares the prudential capital frameworks for securities companies in different parts of the world.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India has revised its anti-money laundering/countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) norms, requiring intermediaries to carry out risk assessment of clients.
The Financial Services Agency of Japan and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission sign a memorandum of cooperation on supervision of regulated entities.
The China Banking Regulatory Commission has approved a trial program to establish five privately-owned banks.
The Financial Supervisory Commission has allowed foreign futures traders to make direct transfers of excess margin deposits between accounts with different futures commission merchants.
A high-power committee is being set up to aid the banking sector comply with Basel III norms.
The Payments System Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia has decided in principle to vary the so-called access regimes applying to the designated MasterCard and Visa systems.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission said it is moving toward improving the verification system of public offerings.