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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. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    Money laundering law could extend to non-financial firms

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

    ... agencies and jewellery shops, industry observers say. If the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (Amlo) is extended to these sectors, the number ... 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 ...

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

    Islamic banks face challenge from Basel III deposit regulations

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:13am by Reuters

    ... of the derivatives and complex, risky assets that sunk some of their conventional peers during the global financial crisis. They should therefore have little trouble in meeting Basel III's minimum ... on two fronts. "These are two of the more important challenges that Basel III is introducing to the Islamic finance industry," said Paris-based Mohamed Damak, primary credit analyst ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1587420/islamic-banks-face-challenge-basel-iii-deposit-regulations
  4. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Fund managers’ lobbying on regulation backfires

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:06am by Reuters

    ... their market activities during periods of turbulence, sources said. The plans are part of an international effort to prevent financial crises. “The industry fears it may have shot itself in the foot as FSB (the Financial Stability Board) is coming back with an even more radical proposal,” a European asset management industry source said. The industry fears it may have shot itself in the foot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1578298/fund-managers-lobbying-regulation-backfires
  5. 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
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Anti-money laundering crackdown to shift onus to China banks

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Mainland central bank set to require domestic lenders to flag more suspicious financial transactions as the anti-graft campaign develops Laundering ... Bank of China begins to assign more responsibility to banks in flagging suspicious transactions, Michael Thomas, North Asia director at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, told the South China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1592715/anti-money-laundering-crackdown-shift-onus-china-banks
  7. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Mainland regulators cap end-month bank deposits to limit window-dressing

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 09:53am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Mainland Chinese regulators have imposed measures to stop banks from collecting large amounts of deposits at the end of a month to flatter their financial position, a practice that traders have said threatens the stability of China’s financial system and markets. Deposits at banks at the end of any given month must not exceed 3 per cent of the average daily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1592954/mainland-regulators-cap-end-month-bank-deposits
  8. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    China regulator takes aim at Lexus parts pricing policies

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... the brand's car-parts policies through the China Automobile Dealers Association, Toyota executives familiar with the matter have said, adding that the association has been conducting an industry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1594171/china-regulator-takes-aim-lexus-parts-pricing-policies
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - REGULATION

    Beating the bid-riggers: Angry homeowners use competition law to battle price-fixing

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:43am by Benjamin Robertson, Elaine Yau

    ... through manipulated tender processes where winning bids are often three times market norms. Another scenario described by industry insiders involves listed family-run property developers ... shareholders who lose out. At estates like Garden Vista it’s smaller local firms that seek to game an industry worth an estimated HK$10 billion per year in renovation contracts, Lam said. Standing well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1592797/beating-bid-riggers
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Insurance reform in China to lead to consolidation of industry

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 09:25am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... insurance industry, said Wang Guojun, an insurance professor at the University of International Business and Economics. "This is the first step, which is also an important step," Wang ... the existing rules, including insurance law and regulations on closure of financial institutions, provided mostly general guidelines that were not clear enough for insurers to make an exit. The reform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1494165/insurance-reform-china-lead-consolidation-industry

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