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Editor's note: This feature will not be published Jan. 2, 2017. The next article will be published Jan. 3, 2017.

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Japanese Fukui Bank joins blockchain consortium of SBI Ripple Asia - EconoTimes
'Deeply troubling': Now Scotland hits out over Macquarie Bank deal - The Sydney Morning Herald
Pakistan hopes to sign FTA with Iran by next year's end - Pakistan Today


China's growth seen slowing to 6.4% in 2017 - The Nikkei
China may tighten capital controls as yuan outflow continues - South China Morning Post
China to change CFETS currency basket for calculating yuan index, says platform operator - Reuters
China vows to boost foreign investment - Xinhua News Agency
Urban renewal rules to be eased to attract banks - Taipei Times


Japan ducks UN pension accounting rule to flatter its public debt - Financial Times
BOJ chief upbeat on global economy, sees Trump as wild card - The Nikkei
S. Korea lowers economic growth forecast to 2.6% - The China Post
Gov't to nurture mega-sized IBs with incentives - Yonhap News Agency
South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest warrant for pension fund chief - Reuters
Loans by moneylenders increase 9% in six months - Yonhap News Agency


Foreign developers bet on Indonesia property as mortgage rules eased - Reuters
No more 9-month KLIBOR referral by January - The Star
Singapore's year of misbehaving moneymen puts MAS on high alert - Bloomberg News
Mastercard to launch 'selfie' verification in Singapore in 2017 - The Business Times
Vietnamese growth slows to 6.21% in 2016 - The Nikkei
Bank loans grew faster in Nov - The Philippine Star


3 banks may fail to meet minimum capital requirements: shows RBI's stress test - The Economic Times
RBI moots an ombudsman for NBFCs - Mint
Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank to launch in first half of 2017 - Press Trust of India
60 lakh depositors put Rs 7 lakh crore in banks, govt probing all of them - Press Trust of India
Money supply not enough: Banks to government - The Economic Times
Bangladesh police detail suspicions of inside help in heist - Reuters


Platinum Asset Management clients warned of email hoax - The Australian Financial Review
OnDeck's Poolman: online lenders battle high costs, small scale - The Australian
Fintechs fill the gap for SMEs neglected by the big four banks - The Australian
Peter Hall's shock resignation puts boards in turmoil - The Australian

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.