A Chang Hwa Bank consultant was found to have used over $2mn of client money to make up losses for other clients over a ten year period.
Despite its recent Federal Court loss, ASIC was right to appeal the dismissal of its responsible lending case against Westpac, says bank conduct specialist Dr Andy Schmulow.
ASIC names BHF Solutions and its associate, Cigno, saying they both enter into high-cost continuing credit contracts with retail customers without a credit licence.
The CSRC warns that illegal lenders are offering margin loans via websites, mobile apps and social media, promising investors 10 times leverage and high profits.
Deutsche Bank has been fined $150mn for its dealings with known sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and its correspondent banking relationships with Danske Bank Estonia and FBME Bank.
President Joko Widodo's plan to return bank oversight functions to Bank Indonesia is unlikely to be an immediate fix for the ongoing Covid-19 related challenges.
Prosecutors said Gu Guoming took advantage of his position to help others obtain loans and project contracts, and illegally received bribes worth over 136 million yuan.
The UK has designated 25 Russians, 20 Saudi Arabians, two Myanmar generals, and two North Korean organisations. Their UK assets will be frozen.
Large losses on leveraged positions at Hong Kong-based Gen2 Partners earlier this year prompted a liquidity squeeze and a freeze on early redemptions.
20 of the 38 companies on the list are linked to either Baoshang Bank or Anbang Insurance, which both needed a state bailout in recent years.