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Views from Asia

Opinion piece

Looking ahead to 2018 - A View from APAC


Other threats and opportunities for banks



- Imminent changes to Australian rules for foreign financial service providers (Oct 2018)

- Royal Commission into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industry (May 2018)

- Fintech reforms to help new entrants compete with established banks (Nov 2017)

- Increasing banking executive accountability (Nov 2017)

- Regulatory changes for financial services providers (Jul 2017)

- Australia: Government toughens up on foreign bribery enforcement (Dec 2016)

- Australia's "new" foreign investment regime: increased fees and penalties but broadly the same rules (Jan 2016)

- Australian tax treatment of derivatives creates bias towards onshore providers (June 2015)

- Australia's financial system inquiry (Oct 2014) 

- Australian pension fund portfolio holdings disclosure (June 2014)

- The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority's (APRA's) vision for securitisation (June 2014)

- Status of Australian OTC Derivative Reforms (Jan/Feb 2014)

- Australia's Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) regime commences (July 2013)

- The Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) regime in Australia (May 2013)


- Prospect of improved jurisdiction certainty – China signs Hague Convention (Nov 2017)

- Data protection laws enhanced in China (Jul 2017)

- Latest development of the internationalisation of Renminbi (RMB) (June 2014)

- Opportunities in Shanghai pilot free trade zone (June 2014)

- Moving the border – PBOC issues its opinions on the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (Jan/Feb 2014)

- China's Renminbi qualified foreign institutional investors (RQFII) Pilot Scheme expanded (May 2013)

Hong Kong

- Looking ahead to 2018 - a view from APAC (Feb 2018)

- Risk allocation in Hong Kong trust arrangements (Jul 2017)

- Changes to the Hong Kong insurance regime herald a new era of risk (Jul 2017)

- Multi-layered cybersecurity regulation (July/August 2016)

- Private compensation for breach of suitability requirements (Jan 2016)

- Cyber-related risks and requirements increasingly programmed into the Asian agenda (June 2015)

- Wider scope for the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) enforcement action confirmed (July 2013)

- Mis-selling claim rebuffed; contractual estoppel recognised (May 2013)


- Market misconduct rules under revision (Oct 2015)

- New Singapore International Court and the signing of Hague Convention (June 2015)

- Singapore Court of Appeal guidance in relation to endeavour obligations and dealing with assets of foreign companies being wound up in Singapore (June 2014)

- Singapore Court of Appeal rules on key principles of duty of care and investment advice (Oct 2013)


- Qatari Supreme Court overturns decision to set aside a foreign award not in the name of the Emir (June 2014)


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