Thursday, 18 April 2019

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  • Nomura, JP Morgan win approval for majority China stakes

    Nomura and JP Morgan have received approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission to set up majority-owned securities joint ventures in China.

  • Foreign buyers back DLF sale

    Foreign buyers back DLF sale

    DLF’s Rs32bn (US$460m) follow-on stock offering last week showed that the Indian real estate sector remains a draw for foreign investors soon after they snapped up the country’s first REIT IPO.

  • Rating agencies eye China push

    Rating agencies eye China push

    Global rating agencies are preparing for a major push into China, while cautioning that their progress is likely to be gradual as they grapple with some of the nuances of operating in the world’s largest bond market.

  • CSRC takes steps to cool overheated CBs

    China’s securities regulator has announced measures to restrict convertible bond subscriptions after surging demand for the instruments, prompted by this year’s stock market rally, raised concerns over market liquidity.

  • Aussie banks push back on T2 plan

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority is preparing to release its final total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC) framework after local banks argued against proposals that will have huge implications for major bank funding costs.

  • Han's Laser Technology: Asifma urges China rethink

    The Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association has urged China to lift foreign ownership caps in listed companies, two weeks after such restrictions disrupted overseas buying of a Chinese stock and just as foreign inflows are set to swell.

  • Deutsche appoints co-head of APAC execution services

    Deutsche Bank has hired Don Lee from Credit Suisse as co-head of Asia Pacific execution services in its equities business.

  • Basel Committee on Banking Supervision: Regulator weighs in on crypto-assets

    International bank supervisors have warned institutions to treat crypto-assets on their balance sheet in similar ways to other conventional exposures.

  • RBC hires head of equities sales and trading for Australia

    RBC Capital Markets has poached Karen Jorritsma from Citigroup to run its equities sales and trading business in Australia.

  • Tokyo Stock Exchange: Main board rule changes afoot

    The Tokyo Stock Exchange is considering a minimum market capitalisation of ¥25bn (US$223.87m) and disclosure in English as requirements for companies to stay listed on its first section, or main board, the Nikkei newspaper reported.