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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Sales of traditional insurance products benefit from tighter rules on investment-linked policies

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:51am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Insurers back to basics amid new rules A tightening of the regulations on investment-linked insurance policies since July has made insurers shift focus ... traditional life policies, which allow insurance companies to decide how to invest the premiums and pay guaranteed dividends to policyholders. MassMutual also focuses on annuity products, a type ...

  2. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Shanghai to spur reforms at state enterprises

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by REN WEI

    ... of reforms for state-owned businesses. "An overseas investment should focus on the profitability of the new projects," said Tan Yaling, director of the China Forex Investment Research ...

  3. Business - Commodities - REGULATION

    Beijing ditches target in new steel consolidation plan

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Reuters

    ... with many firms targeting annual production of more than 50 million tonnes. But the focus on size rather than efficiency encouraged smaller private players, backed by local governments keen ...

  4. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    CSRC faces challenge over its powers in Everbright lawsuit

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by Daniel Ren

    ... to focus on the trial. But in the short term, he has found a new career. He was hired by the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics as a professor in January. "I want to give my students ...

  5. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Support builds for SFC's dark pool rules restricting retail investors

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by Enoch Yiu

    ... said the SFC proposals focused on promoting transparency and protecting retail investors. "The retail protection proposal could perhaps be revisited in future consultations, given ...

  6. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Indonesia weighs tax breaks for bond investors

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by Bloomberg

    ... "We will likely focus on their prospects, such as looking at their reserves, to ensure the risk to investors is minimal, while giving companies the chance to tap capital." ...

  7. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    SFC to tighten check for misconduct

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 05:29am by Enoch Yiu

    ... this year as the Securities and Futures Commission focuses on its new role as a corporate regulator, says chairman Carlson Tong Ka-shing. "A new team has been set up to check on corporate ... the team would focus on checking company announcements about their financial statements, transactions and changes of directors or auditors to identify potential misconduct and be able to take ...

  8. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    E.U. swap rules to test companies

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 05:37am by Bloomberg

    ... effect for all asset classes on the same day. Also, whereas the US requirements focus on the sell-side of a trade, effectively placing the responsibility on banks, the EU's approach requires ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Hong Kong lawmakers urge financial reforms must move faster

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:01am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of gross domestic product. A high quality financial services sector would enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness," he said. Chan said the government would focus on monitoring volatile ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    China's banks given more room to write off loans to smaller companies

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 01:19am by Reuters

    ... banking system are likely to rise this year as a slowing economy, rising interest rates and policymakers' focus on reducing new credit growth are likely to pressure weaker borrowers. ...




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