ISDA 2014 Annual Asia Pacific Conference Part One: Revealing the reform process
Philippines’ central bank has raised the minimum capital requirement for all banks in a bid to boost the country’s banking system.
Malaysia’s central bank is seeking industry views on proposals to amend the Development Financial Institutions Act 2002 to further strengthen the industry.
Financial institutions in Asia Pacific are proactively reconciling their portfolios and managing their collateral disputes in view of impending regulatory changes in the region, said TriOptima, provider of OTC derivative post trade services.
The Financial Services Authority (OJK) is set to carry out a test at major banks to assess their leverage ratios and ensure lenders have sufficient capital to back their operations at all times.
Taiwan's top financial regulator said it will relax rules governing the business scope of Taiwanese securities firms' offshore securities units (OSU), in a move that could boost its stock market and wealth management sector.
While large banks in Asia have long since developed sophisticated solutions for measuring and hedging CVA, many of the buyside and regional banks are not compliant with IFRS 13 standards.
A growing appetite for derivative products in APAC is having an effect on market structure.
The government has been closely monitoring the movement of the local stock market, which has taken a beating amid sustained foreign institutional selling.
Philippine banks may be required to increase their minimum capital by as much as four times, a move that may trigger a consolidation in the local banking sector.
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