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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Thomas Blott' s stories

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  • Australian regulator puts bank capital fears to rest

    People & Markets | 15 September 2017

    Australian banks are breathing a sigh of relief after the country’s top banking regulator confirmed that future changes to the risk weightings of mortgage loans would not require them to hold more capital.

  • Hong Kong waters down listing reforms

    People & Markets | 15 September 2017

    Hong Kong’s securities regulator and stock exchange operator have abandoned plans for a new committee to vet IPOs after an overwhelmingly negative response to last year’s proposals.

  • Hong Kong signals dual-class push

    People & Markets | 08 September 2017

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing gave its clearest indication yet that it intended to push ahead with plans to allow dual-class shares as CEO Charles Li said feedback from its recent consultation process was “very strongly” in favour of the proposals.

  • China clamps down on cryptocurrency

    People & Markets | 08 September 2017

    Chinese regulators have banned initial coin offerings and ordered issuers to hand back any funds raised, intensifying a global regulatory clampdown on the fast-growing market for digital financings.

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    Hong Kong prepares IPO Connect

    Top News | 01 September 2017

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing outlined plans last week for an IPO link with China, building on its existing secondary market trading links with the mainland.

  • CBA faces further regulatory probe

    People & Markets | 01 September 2017

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia has been hit with a second regulatory probe for alleged breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing rules.

  • China's big banks see H2 gains

    People & Markets | 01 September 2017

     

  • Hong Kong warms to dual-class shares

    People & Markets | 01 September 2017

    Hong Kong is expected to push ahead with plans to allow dual-class listings on the local bourse after the government’s newly created Financial Leaders Forum emphasised the need to reform the city’s capital markets.

  • China drafts rules on debt-equity swaps

    People & Markets | 11 August 2017

    The China Banking Regulatory Commission has issued draft regulations for debt-for-equity swaps, providing clarity on how banks will be allowed to resolve bad debts after the State Council gave the green light to equity swaps last year.

  • Probe overshadows Commonwealth Bank profits

    People & Markets | 11 August 2017

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia acknowledged the seriousness of money-laundering allegations it faced last week, overshadowing the release of healthy full-year earnings.