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Hong Kong mounts fight back amid fragmenting geopolitics

Hong Kong has prospered mightily on the back of turbo-charged globalisation, the ascent of China and the symbiotic US–Chinese economic relationship. But these conditions are now unravelling, raising questions over whether the city can maintain its status as a leading financial hub.

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Capital markets question APRA’s clampdown on bank bond calls

On November 1, 2022, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority published an open letter to deposit-taking institutions, general insurers and life companies, concerning expectations on capital calls for Additional Tier 1 capital and Tier 2 capital instruments.

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Regulators get tough on misleading ESG claims

Global regulators are cracking down on companies’ misleading environmental and sustainability claims, known as “greenwashing”, with a flurry of new initiatives to tackle the problem.

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Singapore paves way for ‘differentiated’ stablecoins

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published new proposals for the regulation of stablecoin issuers and intermediaries, in a move that underscores the city-state’s intent to become a global leader in the sector.  

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Singapore plots course towards becoming a smart financial centre

Singapore has deployed regulatory and legislative tools, and partnered with the financial services industry on other initiatives, to supercharge its fintech sector. By James King.

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China's near-term economic outlook is troubling

The government’s pursuit of a zero Covid policy via strict lockdowns is hitting households and businesses hard, while a slow-burn crisis in the real estate sector is threatening to upend financial system stability. All trends that have big consequences for banks.

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Australia looks to shake up its digital assets framework

On August 22, the Treasury announced plans to conduct a token-mapping exercise to determine how crypto assets, and related services, should be treated from a regulatory perspective in the country. This could signal a new direction for Australia’s regulation of digital assets.

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EU steps up AML fight with 5AMLD

Technology and developments such as crypto-currencies have given money launderers a wide array of tools to conduct their criminal activities. The EU’s 5AML is an attempt to get on top of some of these developments, but will have significant consequences