The central banks have agreed on a partnership to encourage fintech innovation and strengthen banking supervision.
Australia released new draft regulations to make technical amendments to the levies in the industry funding framework; consultation closes on 14 May 2018.
China’s central bank issued a warning on all illegal fundraising, including through financing intermediaries, online finance platforms, real estate, agriculture, ICOs.
Philippine central bank launch of InstaPay will enable real-time electronic fund transfers up to PHP50,000 per day through 20 participating institutions.
BOT requires all e-money, card and fund transfer service providers to register or seek approval from the central bank by 14 August.
MAS urges Singaporean banks to incorporate Wolfsberg due diligence questionnaire in risk assessment processes relating to correspondent banking relationships.
Cryptocurrencies to be regulated under new AML rules before a bilateral AML evaluation by APG in November; banks ordered to label crypto exchange accounts as ‘high risk’.
NASDAQ technology aims to better safeguard market integrity, detect unusual trading and market abuse, and provide immediate review of group activity involving coordinated trades.
Framework proposed by Korean Blockchain Association proposes includes $1.8mn minimum equity capital, five year storage of transaction records , ethical charter to prevent insider trading.
BOJ-NET link with HKD CHATS will effectively eliminate the need for the US dollar as an intermediate currency in cross-border transactions.