Asia Pacific


News analysis

  • The downside of Rupiah hedging

    21 May 2015

    The central bank is introducing measures to promote the use of local currency. But new hedging requirements could have unintended consequences

  • HK bank M&A becomes more sophisticated

    19 May 2015

    The recent takeover of Standard Chartered’s consumer financing business in Hong Kong and China by an international consortium highlighted increasing interest in the special administrative region’s banks

  • Asia’s anti-money laundering focus sharpens

    08 May 2015

    Asian jurisdictions are now meeting – and sometimes surpassing – international expectations on anti-money laundering

  • Why financial institutions need data strategies

    06 May 2015

    Data breaches over the past year have forced financial institutions and corporates to bolster their systems. But they should also be thinking about their broader strategies

  • Indonesia hedging rules confuse bond market

    30 April 2015

    A lack of clarity over the country’s new hedging rules and issuance restrictions for high-yield bonds could stall the market

  • Hong Kong's competition crack down

    16 April 2015

    Jones Day's Sébastien Evrard and Robert Thomson analyse the HKCC's revised draft guidelines and the new regulator's role in the market

  • Chinese deposit insurance to prompt fintech innovation

    02 April 2015

    The introduction by China of a deposit insurance scheme is a first step towards liberalising interest rates and allowing bank resolution. It could also spark the evolution of financial technology

  • Indian counsel reveal Bankruptcy Code wishlist

    25 March 2015

    The market has outlined what it wants to see in the final rules of the country's mooted bankruptcy regime

  • How to improve Asia primary markets

    19 March 2015

    Asia’s debt markets are deepening, and banks are hoping to capitalise on that growth. Panellists at a recent ICMA event warned against competing for deals based on regulatory laxity

  • HKEx to form risk committee

    05 March 2015

    The exchange's new risk committee is intended to better assess risks from its growing business lines, following concerns about financial market infrastructure resolution

  • SFC winding up order highlights enforcement powers

    05 March 2015

    The regulator's obtaining of an unprecedented court order to wind up China Metal Recycling is its most severe enforcement action yet

  • How India’s budget boosts Reits

    04 March 2015

    Saturday’s budget speech included much-needed tax clarity for Indian real estate investment trusts and infrastructure trusts. It’s hoped the move will spur listings

  • India’s budget proposes far-reaching changes

    28 February 2015

    The 2015 budget features changes to the bankruptcy law and the debt capital markets. It is expected to streamline India’s investment environment

  • Asia’s FSB responses reveal TLAC concerns

    26 February 2015

    Asian market institutions’ responses to the FSB's consultation on TLAC largely focus on emerging markets issues. But a lack of clarity on domestic requirements has sparked concerns

  • Sebi remains concerned about IPO pricing

    26 February 2015

    Sebi's 2013 discussion paper on safety nets for IPOs froze India’s market. But the regulator's new solution for IPO pricing may not entirely protect retail investors

  • Industry bodies fear MiFID II’s Asia impact

    19 January 2015

    Industry associations fear that Esma's far-reaching reforms could have unintended consequences for the region's capital markets

  • HKEx proposes volatility control mechanism

    18 January 2015

    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) has announced a consultation on introducing a volatility control mechanism as part of its market structure reforms

  • SFC consultation clarifies regulatory cooperation

    08 January 2015

    The regulator's consultation on supervisory assistance to overseas regulators has highlighted its commitment to collaboration

  • Asifma warns on Indonesia’s hedging rules

    03 December 2014

    Bank Indonesia rules requiring corporates to hedge their external commercial borrowings need more clarity, according to Asifma


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