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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Lloyds fined £218m by US and UK regulators over Libor manipulation

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by BLOOM

    ... fined £218 m for benchmark rate fixing Lloyds Banking Group, bailed out by British taxpayers during the financial crisis, will pay £218 million (HK$2.86 billion) in fines to British and United ... and £105 million to Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), according to a statement yesterday. Lloyds has also paid a further £7.8 million in compensation to the Bank of England after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1561410/lloyds-fined-ps218m-us-and-uk-regulators-over-libor
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    HKMA chief defends strict banking rules

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:29am by DON WEILAND

    ... standards for capital ratio levels and claimed stringent supervision has kept capital buffers higher than those at many financial institutions in the United States and Europe. Hong Kong's ... of investment options available to commercial and retail customers directly through banks, or what he called Hong Kong's "financial supermarket". After the onset of the global financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1557112/hkma-chief-defends-strict-banking-rules
  3. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    Money laundering law could extend to non-financial firms

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:10am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Client due diligence needs likely to be extended to non-financial sector, including accounting and law firms, in anti-money-laundering push Reach of dirty-cash law tipped to broaden The Hong Kong government is expected to extend the law against money laundering- now applicable only to the financial sector- to lawyers, accountants, property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1520235/money-laundering-law-could-extend-non-financial-firms
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Global watchdog unveils plan to stop currency manipulation

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... to allegations that traders colluded to manipulate rates in the US$5.3 trillion-a-day currency market. The Financial Stability Board (FSB) proposed changes to the way the WM/Reuters rates are calculated, ... The Basel-based FSB set an August 12 deadline for comments on the plan. At least a dozen regulators on three continents are investigating whether traders in the world's largest financial market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1554981/global-watchdog-unveils-plan-stop-currency-manipulation
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority's lack of independence queried in IMF study

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by DON WEINLAND

    ... the city's exposure to mainland borrowers. In a financial sector assessment aimed at gauging the Hong Kong banking system's compliance with Basel III rules, the International Monetary Fund said ... said the power reflected the chief executive's responsibility to formulate monetary and financial policy in Hong Kong. "The power … would only be used as a tool of last resort ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1555923/hong-kong-monetary-authoritys-lack-independence-queried-imf
  6. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Foreign carmakers face Beijing's probe on spares

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:58am by BLOOM

    ... Zeng, managing director at LMC Automotive research company in Shanghai. Any financial impact from a probe would be bigger on dealers than on car manufacturers because of their reliance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1556592/foreign-carmakers-face-beijings-probe-spares
  7. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Dark pools feel pressure as regulators clamp down on private exchanges

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by Reuters

    ... said Matthew Coupe, a director of regulation and market structure at financial compliance firm NICE Actimize. "The dark pools are not going to give up market share easily." ... of the financial crisis. Market watchdogs are now flexing their muscles; Europe's incoming "Mifid II" package of proposed rules is due to be implemented by 2017 and aims to cap the amount ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1554292/dark-pools-feel-pressure-regulators-clamp-down
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Mainland banks resist CBRC edict on pooling of wealth products

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by DON WEINLAND

    ... central oversight. Minsheng did not respond to a request for comment. By the end of May, more than 400 financial institutions had issued 50,918 wealth management products with 13.97 trillion yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1554324/mainland-banks-resist-cbrc-edict-pooling-wealth-products
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    CBRC urged to relax lending rules in Shanghai free-trade zone

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Jeanny Yu

    ... of the global financial crisis, the State Council lowered capital ratio requirements for fixed-asset loans in many industries, including property, urban transport and port construction. Banks poured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1553540/cbrc-urged-relax-lending-rules-shanghai-free-trade-zone
  10. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    Britain gains edge in fight over EU financial reforms

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... to a Paris-based regulator. Britain, home to the European Union's biggest financial centre, has been at odds with aspects of the commission's overhaul of financial rules in response to the 2008 ... in fight over EU financial reforms European Union lawyers have given Britain victories in fights over financial regulation that will boost the country's standing in a power struggle over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1310986/britain-gains-edge-fight-over-eu-financial-reforms

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