In 3Q 2019, eight Thai banks and two Hong Kong banks (HSBC and ZA Bank) participated in a THB-HKD cross-border corridor network PoC using a CBDC.
For homes worth more than THB 10 million, first home buyers have to pay a minimum down payment of 10%, compared to 20% earlier.
The draft rules require that separate bond issuances be at least six months apart, and that issuers limit their issuances to three times capital.
The OJK wants all lenders to have a minimum core capital of 3tr rupiah by 2022. About half of Indonesian banks will be affected.
The SET will look to set up trading links with Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam this year, expecting much of its growth to be driven by offshore-related investment products and IPOs.
The new rules remove stringent tax and minimum public ownership requirements under a 2009 law that prevented the rise of REITs in the Philippine capital market.
Foreign banks that have had a representative office in Myanmar for at least three years can apply for a branch licence or a subsidiary licence.
Regulation Asia sat down with Ian Rennie, Managing Director at Kaizen Reporting, to understand how testing reduces costs, improves quality and increases confidence in regulatory reporting.
The new scheme provides risk mitigation support to banks that defer principal repayment and extend new loans for SME borrowers, including those that have defaulted.
Hong Kong's SFC and Thailand's SEC plan to sign a mutual recognition of funds agreement within the second quarter of this year.