Commodities regulator reportedly introducing futures trading in crypto even as Indonesia’s financial services regulator continues to bar financial firms from trading in any crypto-based instruments.
Financial institutions are at risk from the inherently opaque nature of cryptocurrency transactions, and require robust compliance programs to mitigating legal, financial, reputational, and regulatory risks.
Joint working group to foster closer fintech cooperation, including through real-time cross border fund transfers and links between payment system operators.
Taiwan Futures Exchange chairman says crude oil futures will allow domestic investors to trade without adverse currency fluctuations; also exploring the application of fintech and other technologies for clearing services.
Regulator publishes final guidelines but no change in capital requirements; companies seeking inclusion in first batch of virtual bank applications can apply by 31 August.
Whether it is geopolitical tensions in North Asia, the UK’s exit from the European Union or new U.S. trade policies, globalisation would appear to many to be in retreat in many regions of the world -- but this is not...
Exchanges warned against facilitating trading in digital tokens which constitute securities or futures contracts without MAS authorisation; ICO representing equity ownership halted.
Several petitions received by courts challenging constitutional validity of RBI order barring banks from crypto dealings; next Supreme Court hearing scheduled for 20 July.
Given the 25 May go-live date, financial institutions in Asia need to immediately consider their obligations under GDPR, which will apply to any firm with clients or employees who are EU citizens.
Regulation Asia sat down with Sagar Sarbhai, Head of Government and Regulatory Relations for APAC and the Middle East at Ripple, to discuss the company’s business proposition and the regulatory challenges it faces across the region.