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Rothschild China Rainmaker Eyes $800 Million Private Equity Fund - Bloomberg News
China’s Credit Growth Holds Up in December - Bloomberg News
U.S.-China Deal Text Creates Confusion on Insurance Opening - Bloomberg News
China Speeds Up Opening of Market to Investment Bank Giants - Bloomberg News
Factbox: Foreign investment banks with majority stakes in China units - Reuters
Trade deal touts financial sector wins; China to scrap securities business cap faster - Reuters
Room is limited for further RRR cuts in China: central bank official - Reuters
Chinese financial institutions can cope with foreign competition: central bank - Reuters
China's new bank loans hit record in 2019, more stimulus expected - Reuters
Ant Financial turns to banks to revive plans for huge Asian IPO - Financial Times
Call for stronger supply chain finance industry - Shanghai Daily
Call for old people's financial products - Shanghai Daily
Foreign insurer sets up base in Shanghai - Shanghai Daily
What the Phase One Trade Deal Means for Financial Services - Caixin
Local Governments Face Tighter Oversight in Bid to Contain Financial Risks - Caixin
Kyle Bass says Hong Kong is headed for a ‘full-fledged’ banking crisis, markets are not convinced - South China Morning Post
New rules to streamline asset management firms - China Daily
PBOC moves closer to the launch of DC/EP, its own digital currency - China Daily
Qatar National Bank issues US$600m 40-year Formosa bond - The Business Times


Bank of Korea Expected to Stand Pat as Trade Tensions Ease - Bloomberg News
Japan's FSA to cut automobile liability insurance premiums - The Japan Times
Apple's arrogance angers Korean card issuers - The Korea Times
Regulator slammed for belated measures for Lime fiasco - The Korea Times
Regulations hamper growth of Korean financial stocks - The Korea Times
Stricter lending rule introduced - The Korea Times
Watchdog fails to decide penalties for banks in product misselling fiasco - Yonhap News Agency


Banks warn customers about fraud during Tết - Viet Nam News
Credit Growth Will Recover in 2020: OJK - Jakarta Globe
Fintech companies tap into financing potential in Islamic boarding schools - The Jakarta Post
WeChat Pay now legal in Indonesia, says BI - The Jakarta Post
Government readies insurance holding company to save Jiwasraya by February - The Jakarta Post
HSBC Malaysia enhances proposition to support SMEs - The Sun
Bank Islam, Global Psytech partner up to address credit gap for SMEs - The Sun
ING appoints new head of wholesale for Asia-Pacific - China Daily
UOBAM takes balanced income investment approach; expects muted global growth in 2020 - The Business Times
Ping An's OneConnect eyes backstage role in S-E Asian digibank race - The Business Times
PDIC pays P1.18 billion in deposit insurance for closed banks in 2019 - BusinessWorld
3-year peso bond offering raises P4.65B for PSBank - Philippine Daily Inquirer
SCB wants Myanmar licence - Bangkok Post
BBL expects NPL rise as economic struggles add up - Bangkok Post
GSB sets higher bar for 2020 lending - Bangkok Post
Toyota Leasing first issuer of corporate bond under blockchain platform - The Nation


Amfi seeks measures to boost mutual funds in budget - Mint
RBL Bank has tightened its risk filter, says MD Vishwavir Ahuja - Mint
In relief for asset managers, FinMin excludes mutual funds from foreign investor - Mint
RBI tells urban cooperative banks to report credits of ₹5 crore and above every quarter - Mint
IDBI Bank to meet RBI this week; seeks to exit PCA framework - Press Trust of India
Sebi proposes cap on investment adviser fees, client segregation - Mint
Demand for personal loans and credit card spikes as the economy slows down - Mint
I-T asks ED to share details of its probe against Kochhars - The Economic Times
Govt asks banks to open 15,000 branches in FY21 - The Economic Times
IL&FS case: NCLAT to provide formula for distribution of proceeds among creditors - Press Trust of India
The 'insider' on monetary policy: Meet Michael Patra, the new RBI Dy Guv - Business Standard
Federal Bank elevates Shalini Warrier to the post of executive director - Press Trust of India


Big four business bankers flood Judo with job applications - The Australian Financial Review
Kiwi BNPL upstart in $200m ASX listing - The Australian Financial Review
Djerriwarrh income clipped by low rates, smooth markets - The Australian Financial Review
Alceon tips unicorn status for fintech disruptor - The Australian Financial Review
$1.7b of bank card revenue under pressure - The Australian Financial Review
Jefferies joins bushfire relief fundraising effort - The Australian Financial Review
Westpac finalises breaches review panel, adding Colin Carter - The Australian
Latitude planning debt rejig after failed IPO - The Australian
Urgent need to sort super default fund dilemma - The Australian
NAB reduces rates on some savings accounts just three months after last cut - The Australian
Westpac linked to international paedophilia case after Australian man charged - 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.