Hong Kong and Dutch regulators have set out a framework for the exchange of information and mutual recognition of funds registered in both jurisdictions.
HKMA and BOT have agreed to collaborate on fintech innovation, including through a joint research project on the development of a central bank digital currency.
Among the updates are plans to extend trading hours for derivatives products and introduce new interest rate derivatives. HKEX also reportedly plans to shorten IPO settlement to T+1.
Ant Financial, Tencent, ICBC Asia, HKEX, Xiaomi and Ping An are among the backers of the four licence recipients, bringing the total number of virtual banks in Hong Kong to eight.
HKEX will become the first Asian stock exchange to adopt Euroclear’s international central securities depository ETF settlement model, which allows trades in different markets to be settled in a central location.
The measures include the development of a common framework and methodology for banks to assess how 'green' they are, and requirements to meet supervisory targets in this regard.
HKEX is working with the Guangdong government to launch a pilot scheme for LME metals warehousing under the Greater Bay Area project.
A US federal judge has ordered three Chinese banks to provide documents in relation to a Hong Kong company which allegedly helped North Korea evade international sanctions.
MPF managers are allowed to invest in 40 approved overseas exchanges, but this does not include exchanges in China.
The HKMA encourages authorised institutions to adopt the PCPD's Ethical Accountability Framework in the development of fintech products and services.