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Japan slid three places to seventh in a widely watched ranking of corporate governance in Asia, tying with India but languishing behind the likes of Thailand and Malaysia. The fall is part of a...
6 December 2018
At least a dozen banks, fintechs and telecom firms are lining up to get a piece of Hong Kong’s retail and small business banking market as the regulator prepares to award the former British colony’s...
20 September 2018
Ratings agency Moody’s has failed in its final attempt to overturn action taken against it by Hong Kong’s securities regulator for a 2011 report alleging corporate governance failings at several...
14 September 2018
At least a dozen banks, fintechs and telecom firms are lining up to get a piece of Hong Kong’s retail and small business banking market as the regulator prepares to award the former British colony’s...
30 August 2018
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has fined Shanghai Commercial Bank HK$5 million ($636,967) and reprimanded it for breaching anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing rules. Hong...
24 August 2018
A senior banker at UBS Group AG is appealing against Hong Kong regulatory sanctions for his role in the 2009 initial public offering (IPO) of timber company China Forestry, a person with knowledge of...
3 August 2018
Hong Kong’s banking regulator and seven banks, including HSBC Holdings and Standard Chartered, said they will jointly launch a trade finance platform in September using blockchain technology. The...
27 July 2018
The Hong Kong stock exchange said on Wednesday it has agreed to work with China’s bourses towards the inclusion of dual-class shares in a cross-border trading link, marking a step towards resolving a...
20 July 2018
Valuations of “new economy” initial public offerings in Hong Kong are ringing alarm bells in China, with the securities regulator urging institutions to be “responsible” and professional in the book-...
9 July 2018
Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has begun proceedings against the former chairman and CEO of China Forestry for suspected false disclosure of information in the timber company’s IPO...
9 July 2018
Replacing bank and insurance workers with machines risks creating a dependency on outside technology companies beyond the reach of regulators, the global Financial Stability Board (FSB) said on...
3 November 2017
A cloud of uncertainty hangs over Hong Kong’s plan to float a new listing board to lure technology startups, with the government asking regulators to review their plans and put in place “adequate...
26 October 2017
Hong Kong’s securities regulator has dropped a lawsuit against Standard Chartered Plc and UBS Group AG over their roles in the 2009 IPO of timber company China Forestry Holdings Co Ltd, two people...
26 October 2017
China's foreign exchange regulator said on Wednesday it busted illegal transactions totalling $2.7 billion in Shanghai in cooperation with the police in 2016, and suspended three unnamed banks...
30 December 2016
China's securities regulator said on Friday, 16 December, it had approved the launch of options contracts for white sugar and soymeal, which will be the first agricultural derivatives products in the...
20 December 2016
China's central bank will tighten supervision of shadow banking businesses by including off-balance sheet wealth management products ("WMPs") into its risk-assessment framework next year, sources...
20 December 2016
Australia and China agreed on Tuesday, 1 November, to share intelligence about potential financial crime as part of a crackdown on cross-border money laundering and terrorism financing, as...
4 November 2016
The first cross-border transaction between banks using multiple blockchain applications has taken place, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Wells Fargo & Co said on Monday, 24 October, resulting...
27 October 2016
Insurance mergers and acquisitions rarely raise red flags with US national security watchdogs. China's Fosun International Ltd took that history to heart last year when it paid US$1.84...
12 October 2016
International Monetary Fund officials sought to play down the risk of an imminent crisis over Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, 5 October, and expressed confidence that German and European authorities were...
7 October 2016
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