Study commissioned shows the long-term success of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect hinges on removing barriers to participation.
Taiwan’s asset management industry sees an equity-trading link with Hong Kong as the next move following the launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect
The State Bank of Vietnam has issued a regulation requiring stakeholders to reduce their excess holdings in local banks to the permitted limits.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has issued a new regulation requiring banks to maintain a minimum of 5 percent leverage ratio.
The BSEC has approved its draft private equity and venture capital financing rules.
The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has drafted new private equity and venture capital financing rules.
Major banks’ capital buffer recorded slight decline although remaining at comfortable levels at the end of last year as banks raised record amounts of cash to meet tougher regulatory requirements.
Indonesia is preparing a five-year plan to develop Islamic finance by encouraging the three large state-owned Islamic banks to merge, a move that could spur smaller players to link up in order to remain competitive.
Indonesia’s constitutional court is expected to decide soon on whether the Financial Services Authority (OJK) can continue to supervise the country’s banking industry.
Time for financial institutions and regulators across Asia-Pacific to examine how Financial Instrument Global Identifiers can help with risk management, regulatory reporting and data management.