The report highlights the importance of macroeconomic stability, market autonomy, strong legal frameworks and effective regulatory regimes in supporting capital market development.
In addition to easing the requirements for registering as a professional investor, the FSC will introduce a new class of brokerage firm that will specialise in channelling funds to SMEs.
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.
South Korea’s central bank said it plans to entrust local asset managers with up to $300mn of its investments in developed markets.
The SSE and SZSE have extended the repurchase period for pledged shares to over three years and loosened restrictions on the number of shares that can be pledged.
Brokers say SEBI's new margining norms increase the cost of trading without any real reduction in risk and will result in "unprecedented damage" to India's equity derivatives market.
Affin Hwang Investment Bank and Bursa Malaysia have formally launched a securities borrowing and lending facility for retail investors.
A plan to launch a derivatives market in Myanmar is afoot, but an important step is to put in place an appropriate regulatory regime.
SEBI's proposal seeks to allow SMEs, mutual funds, insurance companies and institutional investors to trade in commodity index futures.
Bank of China's perpetual bond issuance is likely to see participation from foreign investors as China pushes to further open up its bond markets.