SFC uncovers 81 anti-money laundering breaches in third quarter of 2015.
Hong Kong regulator’s consultation focuses on applying automated trading regulation to OTC derivatives.
Existing issuers and new market operators of store-value facilities have one year to apply for HKMA license.
Letter to Hong Kong institutions reiterates need for AML/CFT countermeasures, scrutiny on Iran, North Korea and Myanmar.
Sources suggest move is to take advantage of favourable funding and regulatory environment as changes in the US and Europe lift costs.
Amendments align certain aspects of the Banking (Capital) Rules more closely with the relevant Basel III standards.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has named seven banks that breached data rules requiring them not to store unsecured cardholders' names on contactless chips.
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission is looking to strengthen information sharing and cooperation with the China Securities Regulatory Commission to guard against market misconduct.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing plans to introduce London Nickel Mini Futures, London Tin Mini Futures and London Lead Mini Futures contracts.
The chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission says there is no room for delay in the implementation of OTC derivatives reforms as international standards need to be met.