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GREATER CHINA

China's Anbang steps up disposals with $2.4bn bank stake sale - Financial Times
Beijing's small businesses face uncertain short-term future due to tighter tax rules despite China's government vowing to reduce overall burdens -South China Morning Post
Bank of China Hong Kong is first to allow mobile payments in mainland without a Chinese bank account - South China Morning Post
Newly issued loans surpass expectations - China Daily

JAPAN AND KOREA

Japan's antitrust watchdog to study tech giants for new regulations - The Mainichi
Regulator to help financial firms make inroads into overseas markets - The Korea Herald
Mortgage loans increase at fastest pace in 2 yrs in Nov. - Yonhap News Agency

ASEAN

Gov't raises another P2.5B in bonds via tap facility - BusinessWorld
ADB retains Philippines growth forecasts for 2018, 2019 - The Philippine Star
Six moneylenders with unique business models issued new licences - The Business Times
Vietcombank no longer a major shareholder at other credit institutions - Viet Nam News
ADB provides US$300m loan to BIDV to support SMEs in Việt Nam - Viet Nam News

SOUTH ASIA

Government may keep FY19 bank recapitalisation target at Rs 65,000 crore: ICRA - Press Trust of India
RBI grants 40 branch licenses to Bandhan Bank - The Economic Times
United Bank of India raises deposit rates by 0.25% - Mint
Axis Bank offers home-loan with higher principal repayment component - Press Trust of India
Bandhan Bank's Rahul Johri, Prasanta Kumar Sahu quit to set up their own microfinance venture - The Economic Times

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Australia, NZ dollars upbeat on Sino-US trade hopes - The Business Times
Shareholder revolt hits Australia's Westpac bank after a year of pain - Reuters
Omnio appoints Keith Richbell to head Australian team - Finextra
Westpac suffers a first strike at AGM - The Australian Financial Review

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.