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IMF: UK regulator suffers 'lack of clarity'
Thursday 4 Aug 2011 | Will Henley
The UK Financial Services Authority is suffering from a "lack of clarity" over its current mandate, according to the International Monetary Fund. In new papers released on Wednesday, accompanying...
Hong Kong sees rocketing renminbi growth
Norman Chan - Photo by Hong Kong government Tuesday 2 Aug 2011 | Norman Chan
Renminbi deposits by overseas corporates with banks in Hong Kong increased by 140 per cent in the first six months of 2011, according to Norman Chan, chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
Continuous trading eats into the lunch hour
Sandwich - Photo by Stéphane Graber.jpg Monday 1 Aug 2011 | Regulation Mutters
Spare a thought for Singapore's brokers. The Singapore Exchange on Monday began "continuous" securities trading - i.e. throughout the lunch hour. Normally traders would have had an indulgent...
Hong Kong regulator picks Briton again
Ashley Alder - Photo by Herbert Smith Monday 1 Aug 2011 | Will Henley in Hong Kong
The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong has confirmed the appointment of Ashley Alder, a British regulation, compliance and mergers and acquisitions lawyer, as its new chief...
Jersey's regulatory status is on a par with the UK
Wednesday 27 Jul 2011 | Geoff Cook
Jersey is the highest rated offshore international finance centre in the Global Financial Centres Index and, according to Geoff Cook, chief executive of island lobby group Jersey Finance, recent regulatory changes are only increasing its allure.
HSBC in clockwise currency flower flaw
A technician (right) makes alterations to a stand featuring the note designs - Photo by Will Henley Tuesday 26 Jul 2011 | Regulation Mutters
HSBC has had to apologise after it developed new bank notes incorrectly reproducing the Hong Kong national emblem. Pictures of the new HK$100 (€8.9/$12.8) notes showed the five petals of the...
Funds in Hong Kong grow at record rate
Thursday 21 Jul 2011 | Will Henley
Hong Kong's fund management sector ballooned by nearly a fifth last year - its fastest ever yearly increase - according to an official survey published by the city's securities regulator. Assets...
Hong Kong chief tries to allay RMB fears
Norman Chan  - Photo by Government of Hong Kong Thursday 21 Jul 2011 | Will Henley
Hong Kong's financial regulator has sought to dampen fears that "huge" inflows of Chinese currency into the offshore centre could leave it vulnerable to future shocks. Norman Chan, chief executive...
Foreign banks to register with IRS by 2013
Monday 18 Jul 2011 | Andrew Hickley
The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act will be delayed by a year, allowing firms the time to phase in the controversial legislation. The US Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced last...
HK CCPs to pay more to clearing houses
Monday 11 Jul 2011 | Nicola York
Central counterparties in Hong Kong will be expected to contribute more money to clearing houses to better reflect the risks they pose to the financial system under new proposals. Hong Kong...
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