The report highlights the importance of macroeconomic stability, market autonomy, strong legal frameworks and effective regulatory regimes in supporting capital market development.
Bank lending rates should fall by about 0.27% starting in July as the new COFIX calculation methodology will include demand deposits, which pay a very low rate.
The Australian Payments Council is inviting comments to review it 2015 Australian Payments Plan aimed at supporting digital payments.
The two countries will promote depository receipts, build an offshore market for A-share index derivatives in Frankfurt, and improve access for banks and insurers in either market.
Concerned about the concentration risk posed by the NPCI, the central bank has proposed relaxing some requirements for new firms looking to operate payment systems in India.
Although it is still unclear which of the proposals will be adopted, the industry sees the data as so compelling that regulators will recognise the need for some form of relief.
In a keynote address this week, HKMA executive director Alan Au discussed the three pillars of bank culture reform, progress at banks, and new initiatives to drive culture reform forward.
SGX's adoption of SWIFT's CSD Community Offering for financial messaging is expected to reduce messaging costs by 50% for smaller market participants.
The Reserve Bank of India plans to provide guidance rules to bank boards on setting CEO remuneration, based on certain performance-related metrics.
Eligible general equity, bond or mixed funds authorised by the SFC can seek authorisation to be marketed to retail investors in Luxembourg.