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Three of Australia’s biggest banks face capital shortfall

Three of Australia’s largest banks need to raise more funds to meet a 10% minimum common equity tier 1 capital (CET1) ratio.

Hong Kong closer to making senior managers more accountable

Hong Kong moves closer to making senior managers more accountable for the actions of the regulated financial firms they manage.

Singapore skyline

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.

People's Bank of China

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.

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