Foreign institutional investors can transfer bond holdings and funds between their QFII/RQFII and direct investment schemes starting from 15 November.
The government reportedly intends to exempt ‘portfolio investors’ from having to seek prior approval under the proposed 1% notification threshold.
The PBOC will allow designated Singapore banks to offer trading and custody services for China’s bond market, starting with DBS.
At the ICA's 2nd Annual APAC Conference this week, MAS assistant managing director Loo Siew Yee talked about the new techniques being used to improve AML/CFT detection and risk mitigation.
Effective immediately, foreign financial institutions can establish wholly-owned banks in China, which can be operated alongside foreign bank branches and Sino-foreign joint venture banks.
The ACCC is commencing an inquiry to find out why banks are not fully passing on interest rate cuts to borrowers, and what prevents customers from switching to cheaper lenders.
Banks that present less risk, including foreign banks, will have reduced requirements. An idea to subject US branches of foreign banks to new liquidity requirements has also been dropped.
LIBOR’s permanent discontinuation will be one of the “most significant events in global financial history”, BOJ deputy governor Masayoshi Amamiya said at ASIFMA’s Annual Conference.
The foreign ownership limit will be cancelled next year for futures companies, fund managers and securities firms from 1 January, 1 April and 1 December, respectively.
An FSS probe into alleged unfair trading has triggered investor redemptions which Lime Asset Management has not been able to meet.