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Sunday, 20 August 2017

New Zealand questions AT1 format

New Zealand questions AT1 format

IFR Asia 1005 - August 19, 2017

New Zealand’s central bank has issued a stinging critique of Additional Tier 1 capital, casting doubt over the value of a product designed to safeguard the global financial system.

Sri Lanka suspends primary dealer

Sri Lanka suspends primary dealer

IFR Asia 1005 - August 19, 2017

The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has suspended for six months Pan Asia Banking Corporation’s primary dealer status after an investigation into alleged irregularities in government bond sales.

Chinese banks battle slowing loan growth

IFR Asia 1005 - August 19, 2017

Chinese banks are bracing for a slowdown in lending growth in the second half of the year, raising the spectre of corporate defaults.

Australia: Bitcoin providers to be regulated

IFR Asia 1005 - August 19, 2017

Australia announced last Thursday a bill to strengthen its money-laundering laws, including bringing bitcoin providers under the remit of Austrac, the government’s financial intelligence unit.