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Singapore takes pragmatic approach to fostering fintech

Singapore takes fostering fintech seriously and does so by taking a pragmatic and balanced approach ensuring that new ideas are not prematurely snuffed out by overly burdensome rules.

HKEx to introduce volatility ‘brake’

HKex to introduce mechanism to control excessive volatility of futures contracts

Australia to ‘gold-plate’ rules regardless of US

Australia will press on with tough regulatory requirements even if the US de-regulates under Trump.

Hong Kong's SFC gets tough on IPO sponsors

Hong Kong’s financial supervisors will monitor IPO sponsors much more closely to stamp out misconduct and protect market integrity.

China’s regulators tighten grip on shadow banking

China plans renewed clamp-down on shadow banking practices as concerns grow over its systemic implications.

Japan tightens rules on high-frequency trading

Japan’s supervisor takes measures to bring about greater oversight of high frequency trading firms.

China bad loan problem might be 'understated' says PBoC adviser

A People’s Bank of China adviser says the scale of the country’s non-performing loan problem could be underestimated due to overly narrow definitions. Justin Pugsley reports.

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China’s shadow banks still manageable – for now

The expansion of China’s shadow banking system has been spectacular – but attempts by the authorities to rein it in have so far only slowed the pace of that growth. Justin Pugsley reports.

Shadow banking drives up leverage in China

Rating agencies flag up concerns over the growth in China’s shadow banking system and non-performing loans

China removes key bank ratio

The lifting of a cap on bank loan-to-deposit ratios is intended to reduce incentives for the growth of shadow banking and increase the efficiency of bank lending to the real economy.

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