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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...
十一月 2017
On 18 August 2017, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”), Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”), People's Bank of China (“PBOC”) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (“MFA”) jointly issued the...
十月 2017
On 25 August 2017, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (“CBRC”) issued the Guidelines for Information Disclosure on the Business Activities of Network Loan Information Agencies. The guidelines...
十月 2017
Hong Kong rivals both New York and London as global financial centers. Hong Kong is to China what Wall Street is to the US capital markets and London is to the European capital markets.  This is...
十月 2017
President Trump blocked the proposed US$1.3 billion acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, a US chipmaker, by Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a US-headquartered private equity firm...
十月 2017
In Chang Pui Yin & Ors v Bank of Singapore Ltd (CACV 194/2016), the Court of Appeal has upheld a Court of First Instance ruling that a bank be held liable for losses suffered by...
九月 2017
Hong Kong and Singapore are seeking to snare a bigger share of the US$540 trillion global derivatives business, taking advantage of tough new UK and European banking rules and uncertainty...
九月 2017
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") warned on Tuesday, 5 September, it may regulate some fundraisings that are done through digital currencies as volumes of the so-called initial...
九月 2017
Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing's chief executive, Charles Li, said he expects to conclude final recommendations "in the coming weeks" on rules for a new trading board, aimed at luring secondary...
九月 2017
The Hong Kong Government has proposed legislation (the Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 4) Bill 2017) (the "Bill") to offer profits tax exemption to onshore privately offered Open-ended Fund Companies...
八月 2017
China’s Cybersecurity Law came into force on 1 June 2017, amidst speculation that there would be a grace period of up to 31 December 2018 when it would not be enforced.  Recent state level...
八月 2017
On 28 June 2017, the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (“Shanghai FTZ”) Administrative Commission and the Shanghai Financial Services Office jointly released the Guidelines on the Negative List...
八月 2017
In HKSAR v Law Wing Fai (HCMA 476 of 2016) and HKSAR v Gilbert Henry Collins (HCMA 21 of 2017), the Court of Appeal answered the following question: whether a driver who drink-drives, and has a valid...
八月 2017
In late July, the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) announced that it had entered into a supervisory memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”)....
八月 2017
On 11 July 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) circulated for public comment the Rules on the Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure Security (Draft for Comments...
八月 2017
On 28 June 2017, the NDRC and MOFCOM jointly released the 2017 Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment. The new catalogue cuts 30 restrictive measures to foreign investors and opens up new...
八月 2017
Banking regulators will postpone their next meeting in another bid to agree on global capital rules, taking more time to try to overcome objections from European banks to minimum capital levels,...
八月 2017
Hong Kong's securities regulator has vowed to take action against private equity funds and discretionary accounts involved in "improper activities" amid increased market scrutiny by authorities...
八月 2017
China's securities regulator pledged on Wednesday, 26 July, to expand access to capital markets for all types of investors, while encouraging more long-term institutional participation in the...
七月 2017
Taiwan has been dropped from a watchlist of Asia-Pacific jurisdictions deemed to have inadequate anti-money laundering controls, a senior official said on Wednesday, 26 July, adding that the move...
七月 2017