Asia-Pacific derivatives activity continues strong growth

Data pulled together by ISDA shows derivatives trading continues to grow strongly across the Asia-Pacific region. Justin Pugsley reports.

MAS: Culture is the lynchpin of a safe and sound financial system

No amount of regulatory reforms can make the financial system secure if the conduct of firms and individuals is flawed, says the deputy managing director at the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

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Comparing UK and Australian financial conduct regimes

Conduct regimes that hold bankers accountable for their actions are becoming more popular across jurisdictions. Richard Isham and Fiona Rushforth, partner and senior associate respectively at law firm Wedlake Bell, examine the Australian and UK regimes and discuss their possible consequences.

Hong Kong regulators share review on managing conflicts of interest

Hong Kong’s regulators remind financial firms under their watch about managing conflicts of interest. By Justin Pugsley.

China unveils ‘Dodd-Frank-like’ reforms to tighten oversight

China unveils reforms to bring a unified approach to regulating the domestic asset management sector – seen as being at the epicentre of the country’s large shadow banking sector. By Justin Pugsley.

APRA chair sees Australian financial system as sound, but with challenges

The chair of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority says the country's financial system is basically sound, but notes that there are challenges around bank profitability.

Indian recapitalisation of state banks welcomed by credit rating agencies

Credit rating agencies welcomed India’s move to recapitalise state banks

Australian banks ponder setting up ethical standards body for their industry

Australian banks look into setting up a professional body to drive higher ethical standards and conduct in their industry


SIFA strives to keep Samoa in line with global rules

Samoa’s financial authority is determined to keep the country compliant with the latest international rules on anti-money laundering and tax transparency, which is proving demanding in terms of resources. By Justin Pugsley.

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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