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.
Philippine banks may be required to increase their minimum capital by as much as four times, a move that may trigger a consolidation in the local banking sector.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission vowed to tighten supervision over insider trading.
The government has been closely monitoring the movement of the local stock market, which has taken a beating amid sustained foreign institutional selling.
South Korea's financial regulator said it plans to ease capital requirements on asset managers starting next year, in a broader deregulation push for the financial sector.
Myanmar has delayed the announcement of foreign banks that will be allowed to operate in the country.