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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

    ... of investment-linked policies grew more slowly than those of traditional insurance policies last year as a result of market volatility and tighter regulation. Several banks have stopped selling ... 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 ...

  2. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Chinese regulator eases investment curbs on insurers

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 01:11am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Mainland regulator changes rules to help firms boost returns and better tackle risks Watchdog eases controls on insurers' investment The mainland's insurance regulator has loosened curbs on insurers' investments, scrapping ceilings on fixed-income holdings and simplifying rules to help the industry bolster returns. The China Insurance Regulatory ...

  3. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Doubts over litigation investment fund

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... over litigation investment fund Concerns are growing about the viability of a litigation investment fund worth a reported HK$1.2 billion after Hong Kong regulators raided the company's ... an investment fund that underwrites lawsuits in various jurisdictions and takes a portion of any payout. Buttonwood has registered businesses in Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands (BVI). ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    HKMA remains vigilant in 'unstable' environment

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Value of Exchange Fund's private equity and real estate investments totalled HK$88.6b last year HKMA remains vigilant in 'unstable' environment ... the top official of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority said. "In the face of the expected unstable financial and investment environment in 2014, the HKMA will continue to closely monitor market ...

  5. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Beijing to ease rules to spur overseas investments

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:59am by ZHANG HONG AND REUTERS

    ... Beijing in foreign investment push Beijing will ease restrictions on overseas investments and scrap the need for approval on deals below US$1 billion starting next month, the country's top economic planner said in a statement. Investments below US$1 billion would need only to be registered from May 8, the National Development and Reform Commission said in new rules published on its ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Beijing issues detailed rules on banks' sale of preferred shares

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Beijing rules on preferred share issues by banks The mainland published detailed rules on commercial bank issuance of preferred shares yesterday, paving the way for lenders to begin fundraising designed to enable them to withstand an expected rise in bad loans. Mainland banks are facing pressure to raise funds after the banking regulator began phasing ...

  7. Business - Money - REGULATION

    CSRC's rethink on IPOs flags go-slow approach

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by Daniel Ren

    ... A shares. On Tuesday, the CSRC ordered all investment banks to submit revised listing documents for reviews by the weekend, sources said. The official Shanghai Securities News reported yesterday that the review committee would restart vetting applications sooner rather than later. Investment bankers had predicted that the hearings would take place as early as next week. "(The CSRC statement) ...

  8. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    China to step up reform of financial sector

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:35am by Ray Chan

    ... official says the world's second-largest economy is set to quicken the pace of financial reform to address increasing demand from consumers, after the People's Bank of China announced ... sector, which is a critical part of the economic reform," Li Jiange, a vice-chairman of state-run investment company Central Huijin, told a forum in Hong Kong yesterday. "Historically, ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    China poised for launch of first reit

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:40am by Daniel Ren

    ... poised for launch of first reit Beijing has taken a substantial step towards enabling a mainland real estate investment trust (reit), with Citic Securities about to launch a prototype product. ... listed, with the securities and banking regulators having to comply with the leadership's desire to put a damper on the red-hot property market. A number of developers and researchers have ...

  10. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    Insurance oversight body moves step closer

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:10am by Enoch Yiu

    ... given the many complaints against sales people in relation to investment-linked policies in recent years. The 80,000 do not need to apply for licences and are only required register ... insurers work in the mainland. She said the government and the SFC would also discuss regulations on investment-linked insurance products as these are investment fund products ...




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