Securities regulator laid 42 charges in 6 months to end-September this year, up 180% from same period in 2016, but commenced far fewer investigations.
Inquiry to look into alleged misconduct in financial sector welcomed by banks, securities regulator, but not superannuation scheme operators.
SFC says Northbound scheme will be followed by Southbound investor identification, eventually spread to all SEHK investors.
Case of $249mn in fake products first exposed when customer went to branch to redeem WMP which did not actually exist.
Asia Pacific Group says authorities have not yet grasped cross-border AML risks, but praises use of intelligence to produce suspicious transaction reports.
Move hints at increasing global concern that car finance, fuelled by low interest rates, could be source of next sub-prime crisis.
Murkiest of shadow banking sectors has extended short term credit of more than $150bn; extremely high rates, collection methods have led to ‘social problems’.
HKMA, SFC say some intermediaries aren’t revealing related counterparties, not executing at best price, hide cheaper products.
Middle Eastern regulator has already approved one Singapore firm to provide credit services; Singapore firm won Fintech challenge.
New technology to include integrated surveillance including early-warning system, data analysis and online regulatory reporting for financial institutions.
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