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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

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TPP pull-out likely to kick-start RCEP - Bangkok Post
Japan PM says free trade talks with U.S. possible
- Reuters
Pakistan invites Japan to start FTA talks - The News International
Britain defends $3.3bn GIB sale to Macquarie - The Times
HK fintech company Credit China Fintech invests $30 million in blockchain provider BitFury Group - CNBC

GREATER CHINA

China Said to Order Banks to Curb New Loans in First Quarter - Bloomberg News
China's shadow banking crusade risks bond market crash - Reuters
PBoC holds open-market rates - Bloomberg News
China Merchants Bank tightens rules for mainlanders opening HK accounts - The Business Times
China's hopes of globalising currency hit snag, report says - Agence France-Presse

JAPAN AND KOREA

Japanese insurers expand cyberattack policies - The Nikkei
Daiwa Securities Group taps in-house veteran as president - The Nikkei
Korean banks to suffer from domestic political instability - Asian Banking & Finance
Rates for household loans inch up in December - Yonhap News Agency

ASEAN

Thai banks see 77b baht of savings with e-payments - The Business Times
BI, ministers prepares six measures to curb inflation risks
- The Jakarta Post
BSP to issue ASEAN commemorative coin - BusinessWorld
UnionBank plans to enter bancassurance business - BusinessWorld
BDO raises P60 billion for capital buildup via stock rights offering - BusinessWorld

SOUTH ASIA

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India seeks comments on draft norms on outsourcing activities - Press Trust of India
Cash withdrawal limits likely to go away by February-end, say bankers
- Press Trust of India
Govt departments lap up digital payment solutions - Mint
SBP 'looking into' NADRA-MasterCard agreement - The Express Tribune
Efficiencies make HDFC Bank staff count drop by 4,581 in Q3 - Press Trust of India

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

'Massive potential' to export super powers - The Australian
Big four banks' reliance on offshore funds rising - The Australian
QBE Insurance piques banker, acquirer interest - The Australian Financial Review
Smaller banks taking a bigger chunk of the mortgage market: AFG - 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.