The relief measures may include grace periods for rediscounting loans, staggered booking of credit losses, non-imposition of penalties for reserve deficiencies, and non-recognition of loan defaults.
The OJK has temporarily halted new registrations from fintech firms to dedicate its supervisory resources on ensuring the quality of existing firms.
The strategic plan includes greater integration of ESG factors in the market, enhancing SME and startup access to capital, promoting the use of digital and e-KYC technologies, among others.
The new CSD platform operates at a rate 40 times faster than the previous system, with the ability to manage up to 80,000 settlement instructions per minute.
The higher capital standards for stand-alone thrifts, rural and cooperative banks include a 6% minimum CET1 ratio, a 7.5% Tier 1 ratio, and a 2.5% capital conservation buffer.
This decision reflects the lack of SLIBOR's usage of in benchmarking loan products in the domestic financial market, along with a global trend of phasing out IBORs.
Bangladesh Bank has instructed banks to set a maximum 9 percent interest rate on all loan products except credit cards by 1 April.
It will take up to one year for the credit bureau to collect sufficient and meaningful credit data on local businesses before it will be provided to lenders.
Regulation Asia sat down with DTCC's Oliver Williams to discuss the challenges, risk factors, and opportunities in the OTC derivatives reporting space for 2020.
Allowing foreigners to buy stocks is one of the ways Myanmar hopes to bolster its moribund stock market, which after four years still has only five stocks.