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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Financial Reporting Council backs government plan to widen its oversight

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:34am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com FRC supports proposal to widen its oversight The government-appointed Financial Reporting Council yesterday showed its support for a government proposal to expand its power over accountants in a bid to match international standards and to address accounting scandals which have flared up in the past few years. But industry body the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1595548/financial-reporting-council-backs-government-plan-widen-its
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - REGULATION

    Champion Reit eyes easing of MPF investment curbs on trusts

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 01:00pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... financial hub. Lee said the control scheme governing reits had made life difficult for trust managers. Owners prefer to sell their properties on the open market rather than to reits because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1620648/champion-reit-eyes-easing-mpf-investment-curbs-trusts
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    China tightens rules for bond sales by local governments

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:07am by Bloomberg, Daniel Ren

    ... financing vehicles (LGFVs) amid concerns that some debt-ridden regions risk insolvency and with Beijing determined to deleverage an economy facing growing financial risks. The National Development ... plans on October 2 to ban local authorities from additional borrowing through the units as Premier Li Keqiang steps up efforts to control financial risks. Most debentures regulated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1617912/china-tightens-rules-bond-sales-local-governments
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Basel III more meaningful at home than globally for Chinese banks

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by DON WEINLAND

    ... banks stressed their progress in meeting Basel III deadlines, in 2018 and 2019. Basel III was instituted in the wake of the global financial crisis with the hope of stemming the next systemic meltdown. But experts are asking why China is being drawn into a scheme that is explicitly meant to counteract systemic risk in the global financial arena. Mainland banks are big- by assets, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1615373/bank-china-issue-first-batch-basel-iii-compliant-preferred
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    UK banks face challenge in hiring directors amid industry revamp

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 10:34am by Reuters

    ... for their actions, aiming to prevent a repeat of the 2007-09 financial crisis when taxpayers spent tens of billions of pounds bailing out major banks whose directors walked away with their pensions intact. "We should be under no illusions: finding enough people with the appropriate experience who are not tainted by the financial crisis and who are willing to take on the extra responsibility ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1615601/uk-lenders-face-challenge-hiring-directors-amid-industry
  6. Business - Money - REGULATION

    NYSE to take back regulatory duties from Wall Street watchdog

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 11:35am by Reuters

    ... their industry. But all 11 US stock exchanges have outsourced some of their regulatory duties to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The move by NYSE, announced on Monday, follows a similar one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1611289/nyse-take-back-regulatory-duties-wall-street
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Myanmar steps up institutional banking push

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by Bloomberg

    ... and Commercial Bank of China. "Our focus is really going to be on serving foreign multinationals and assisting the local financial institutions locally in their activities," Geczy said. ... head of the international banking unit, said last month. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial, Mizuho Financial, Bangkok Bank, Malayan Banking, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1610251/myanmar-steps-institutional-banking-push
  8. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Hong Kong audit reform won't prevent corporate scandals, say critics

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by Enoch Yiu

    ... falls short A government proposal to expand the powers of the Financial Reporting Council would add to its independence but would not help prevent corporate scandals, according to industry players. The Financial Services and Treasury Bureau is in the process of reviewing comments it received during a three-month consultation that ended last month on its proposal to change the law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1610296/hong-kong-audit-reform-wont-prevent-corporate
  9. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Qianhai currency reform gives hope to China financial liberalisation

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:40am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Relaxation of exchange controls seen as proof of mainland pressing ahead with financial change Qianhai currency reform gives hope to liberalisation Beijing's relaxation of foreign exchange controls in Qianhai has brought some relief to the market that the mainland is still determined to go through with financial reforms despite some murmurs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1565746/qianhai-currency-reform-gives-hope-china-financial
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    UK short term lender Wonga forced to write off £220m debt after overhaul

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:22am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Wonga forced to write off debt worth £220m British short-term lender Wonga is writing off the outstanding debt for around 330,000 customers at a cost of about £220 million (HK$2.76 billion), after being forced to overhaul its lending practices by Britain's financial regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority said yesterday Wonga had entered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1608496/uk-short-term-lender-wonga-forced-write-ps220m-debt-after

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