The Australian Securities and Investment Commission is asking for the power to ban investment products and intervene more heavily in the market.
India's state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for poor Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) aims to boost the development of its private equity funds with new rules that encourage industry self-regulation.
The Hong Kong government will hold investor meetings from next week for its first Islamic bond issue.
South Korea's Fair Trade Commission has launched a probe into four major commercial banks on allegations that the lenders colluded on setting deposit and lending rates after the central bank's policy rate cut.
Australian banks have rejected suggestions by Financial Services Inquiry chief David Murray that the industry needs to increase its holdings of capital.
Taiwan plans to reopen its non deliverable forward (NDF) foreign exchange market in phases after the country closed this down the for the New Taiwan dollar in 1998.
Singapore Exchange will reduce the standard board lot size of securities listed on SGX from 1,000 to 100 units from January 19 next year in order to make investing more affordable to retail investors.
Singapore-based fund managers can now offer their funds directly to investors in Malaysia and Thailand under a streamlined authorization process following the launch of the ASEAN Collective Investment Scheme (CIS).
The stock market trading scheme between Hong Kong and Shanghai could be derailed by unclear tax policies and daily quotas that discourage foreign institutional investors to take part in the initiative.