APRA reconsidering regulatory approach following Royal Commission’s findings

Following findings from Australia’s Financial Services Royal Commission, APRA is likely to review its regulatory approach and focus much more on conduct issues

SFC makes it easier for public whistleblowers to report misconduct

Hong Kong public encouraged by the SFC to report on suspected cases of market abuse as the regulator seeks to further curb activities such as insider trading and share price manipulation

S&P warns over default risks associated with China local government debt vehicles

Credit rating agencies have been warning over risks associated with local government debt vehicles in China, which could trigger a wave of company defaults should they run into trouble

Asia struggling to meet EU benchmarks regulation deadline

Asian benchmark administrators are increasingly concerned that EU supervised firms may become cut off from Asian markets as non-EU administrators struggle to register their benchmarks

FSA holds event to promote Japan’s fintech sector

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) teamed up with Japan Nikkei to hold an event in Tokyo to explore themes around fintech

ASIC lambasts banks over “unacceptable” reporting delays

ASIC ramps up rhetoric against large Australian banks for being too slow at identifying, reporting and rectifying significant breaches and is also considering enforcement actions against them

Simpler rules might be more effective in stamping out misconduct within Australian banks

More rules and laws may not be the best response to stamping out misconduct within Australian banks, but instead a simplification and better regulatory oversight might be more effective, says royal commissioner

Japan’s FSA undertakes reorganisation to improve efficiency

Japan’s FSA has reorganised some of its bureaus so it can adapt to changing markets and technological developments and monitor them more efficiently

Lena Ng

Singapore resolution regime maintains narrow scope of bail-in instruments

Following a recent consultation, Singapore’s regulators are in the process of putting in the finishing touches to their bank resolution regime, and while it follows international guidelines closely, it does make one important deviation. By Justin Pugsley.

China crackdown on fintech firms hits float plans

Chinese fintech firms delay IPO plans as local regulators intensify crackdown on the non-banking financial sector