APRA’s Byres fleshes out Australia’s regulatory priorities

Australian regulators are fleshing out the parts of the capital framework that will need tweaking to ensure the country’s banks remain resilient in the face of a long-running property boom. Justin Pugsley reports.

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Asia takes swipe at London's derivatives crown

Asia’s bid for London’s derivatives crown is picking up pace as the UK’s attractiveness comes into question due to tough EU regulation and the country’s departure from the Union. 

Commonwealth Bank of Australia probe could spill into wider investigation

A series of regulatory gaffes by Australia’s largest lender may trigger a wider investigation into the country’s banking system, which could lead to more regulation and criminal charges being handed out.

IPO documents could be improved for retail investors – ASIC

ASIC advises companies listing in Australia to carefully follow its guidelines on prospectuses so retail investors can better understand them.

APRA sets out margining rules for non-centrally cleared derivatives

Australia's APRA lays out rules for non-centrally cleared derivatives as part of compliance with global standards

SFC modifies Hong Kong OTC derivatives regime following consultation

Hong Kong's SFC makes modifications to its OTC regime following consultation to help bring its standards more in line with international norms

Japan's Financial Services Agency rethinks its supervisory approach

To help spur sustainable economic growth, Japan is looking to loosen the supervision of its banks to make it easier for them to lend.

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Moody’s downgrade of China – settling to a new normal?

Improvements to China’s regulatory system and better data could result in a more realistic reflection of China’s economy – but, ironically, this adjustment of previously inflated figures could look like a slowdown. By Guido Cozzi, professor of macroeconomics at the University of St Gallen.

IMF calls on New Zealand to strengthen supervision

New Zealand’s banking system is basically in good shape, but the IMF nonetheless warns over vulnerabilities and calls for a strengthening of the country’s macro-prudential framework.

PBoC examines fintechs’ effect on financial system

China’s central bank has launched a study into the impact of the booming fintech sector on areas ranging from monetary policy through to financial stability. Justin Pugsley reports

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