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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

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HSBC to hit 'pause' on its retrenchment plan and will freeze hiring as coronavirus pandemic shows no sign of slowing - South China Morning Post

GREATER CHINA

PBOC Acts to Stabilize Yuan After Currency Underperforms - Bloomberg News
China implementing $344 billion of mainly fiscal measures in coronavirus fight - Reuters
Hong Kong Graft Watchdog Charges Bourse IPO Official After Probe - Caixin
Now Even Stock Exchanges Can't Hold Gatherings Because of the Virus - Caixin
Listed banks report stable increase in FY profit - China Daily
FSC may ease rules on insurer's real-estate holdings - Taipei Times
Fitch cuts outlook on eight brokers - Taipei Times
Award-winning Citibank proactively prepares for pandemic - Taipei Times

JAPAN AND KOREA

Japan Says Its Economy Is 'Extremely Depressed' by Virus Outbreak - Bloomberg News
Coronavirus chaos lures Japanese back to stock market - Financial Times
200,000 consultations provided to virus-hit businesses - The Japan Times
Bank of Korea to supply 'unlimited liquidity' via repo program - The Korea Times
Eximbank to launch 20 tril fund for virus-hit firms - The Korea Times
Lendit CEO to take part in gov't innovation efforts - The Korea Times
Shinhan chairman reappointed - The Korea Times

ASEAN

Oldest Indonesian Bank Draws Bidders in Revived Unit Stake Sale - Bloomberg News
Singapore Boosts Virus Package to 11% of GDP, Tap Reserves - Bloomberg News
Insurance sales surge in Thailand as epidemic spreads - The Nikkei
Sacombank launches Covid-19 insurance product - Viet Nam News
Banks slash fees for interbank fund transfers - Viet Nam News
Bank Indonesia ensures sufficient liquidity, sees signs of decline in capital outflows - The Jakarta Post
Indonesia to issue bonds to rescue businesses affected by COVID-19 - The Jakarta Post
Commercial banks raise RM10m for hospitals- The Sun
BNM to release annual report on April 3 - The Sun
OCBC: Interest for loans won't be compounded during 6-month grace period - The Sun
BIMB issues second tranche sukuk worth RM400m - The Sun
UOB employee tests positive for Covid-19 - The Business Times
MAS to offer US$60b in US dollar lending to banks from new swap line with Fed - The Straits Times
DBS postpones AGM - The Business Times
GSB sees soft loans of B150bn taken out within two months - Bangkok Post
Finance seeks loans via issue of emergency decree - The Nation

SOUTH ASIA

IndusInd Bank Soars 50% as Founders to Repay Share-Backed Loans - Bloomberg News
Indian banks consider opening fewer branches during lockdown - sources - Reuters
Coronavirus threatens India's banking recovery before it even starts - Financial Times
Banking industry in a fix as merger date for PSBs nears - Mint
Yes Bank plans to raise up to Rs15,000 crore, forms new board - Mint
Sebi disposes of case against IDFC Asset Management, BNP Paribas Asset Mgmt - Press Trust of India
Future Generali offers COVID-19 group insurance cover - Press Trust of India
Coronavirus impact: Fitch cuts banks' score of operating environment - Business Standard
ESAF Small Finance Bank gets Sebi approval to float Rs 976 crore IPO - Business Standard
Tamil Nadu warns pvt banks against collecting dues from small borrowers - Business Standard
COVID-19: Offline retailers urge FM, NBFCs to allow delays in EMI payments - The Economic Times
More than dozen PSBs announce COVID-19 emergency credit line - Press Trust of India
More calibrated responses from govt expected as impact of Covid-19 unfolds: SBI Chief - Press Trust of India
Bank Alfalah issues clarification on suspected COVID-19 cases - Pakistan Today
SBP announces relief package for borrowers - Pakistan Today

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Australia's QE Program Shows 'Signs of Success' in First Week - Bloomberg News
How Geoff Lloyd is running MLC from his dining room - The Australian Financial Review
Bankers get ready to test appetite for domestic tie-ups - The Australian Financial Review
Not yet paid dividends are the $17.6 billion funding backstop - The Australian Financial Review
As mortgage defaults loom, Genworth cancels guidance - The Australian Financial Review
Fears of loan defaults cast a cloud over fintech and after-pay sector - The Australian
Call to let ATO handle early release of super cash - The Australian
Judo downsizes capital raising as demand for credit slides - The Australian
ANZ chief Shayne Elliott: Banks can't save everyone - The Australian
Liquidity squeeze looms for residential mortgage-backed securities - The Australian
Mortgage arrears tipped to exceed GFC as debt worries grow - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Daily Dose Asia-Pacific "Headlines" edition aggregates banking, financial services and insurance headlines from the websites of a limited number of major Asian and Australian publication titles and newswires, with an editorial deadline of 6 a.m. Hong Kong time. Language translations to English are provided by an automated service and may not be entirely accurate.