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China’s smaller banks forced to act to support shares - Financial Times
China tightens rules to prevent government losing control of state financial firms - Reuters
Jitters Over China’s Local Defaults Start to Spread Offshore - Bloomberg News
China’s Private Sector Support Comes at a Cost - Caixin
Credit Growth Rebounds on Stronger Corporate Borrowing - Caixin
Chinese corporate bond defaults to surge to a record high in 2020 as government rescue is no longer guaranteed, says Fitch - South China Morning Post
Insurance projects launched for cosmetic medicine - China Daily
Peer-to-peer lenders losing sheen in China - China Daily
Postal Savings Bank raises $4.04b from public float on Shanghai bourse - China Daily
Banks commit to YRD integration - Shanghai Daily
Taiwanese hold highest number of insurance policies - Taipei Times
Securities transactions lift November tax revenue - Taipei Times


Bank of Japan Expects Sizable Impact From Abe’s Economic Package - Bloomberg News
Nomura to buy Greentech in 1st overseas acquisition since Lehman - Nikkei Asian Review
Kakao Pay starts payment service on Google Play, YouTube Premium - The Korea Herald
Korea, Indonesia to boost ties on NPL management - The Korea Times
M&A in insurance industry heating up - The Korea Times
Kookmin Bank CEO visiting China, Hong Kong, Cambodia - The Korea Times
Foreign Funds Worth US$4 Billion Leave Korean Financial Market in November - BusinessKorea
Funds' net asset value tops 660 tln won in Nov. - Yonhap News Agency


Bangkok Bank Vies With SMFG for StanChart Indonesia Bank - Bloomberg News
Gojek Near $120 Million Deal for Mobile Payment Startup - Bloomberg News
As Grab expands to food and finance, its transport business is no longer driving most of its growth - South China Morning Post
Top Indonesian lender BCA buys Rabobank local unit for $28m - Nikkei Asian Review
BNM deputy governor: Consumer Credit Act to reinforce fundamental protections - The Sun
BIMB to transfer listing status to Bank Islam as part of group revamp - The Sun
Digital financial services to contribute 5 per cent to revenue in Southeast Asia- Bernama
PayHalal appointed as tithe collection agent of PPZ-MAIWP - Bernama
Term deposit rates drop - BusinessWorld
PHL banks to weather lower rates, trade war - BusinessWorld
BAY auto unit head named new CSO - Bangkok Post
Lower credit line sought - Bangkok Post
Bourse studying digital asset applications - Bangkok Post


India’s highest valued startup Paytm struggles in crowded field - Financial Times
Reserve Bank of India February rate cut on a knife's edge: Reuters poll - Reuters
India eases lending rules for weak shadow banks - Reuters
India’s Oldest Fund to Boost IPO Flow as Holders Exit - Bloomberg News
$3 Billion Manager Bets on India’s Beleaguered Financial Sector - Bloomberg News
Credit Crisis Is Easing for India’s Safest Local Borrowers - Bloomberg News
Parliamentary panel calls for restoration of financial credit instruments with proper safeguards - Press Trust of India
Axis Bank evaluating the acquisition route to scale up microfinance business - The Economic Times
Resolution of stressed assets should happen in a co-ordinated manner: Shaktikanta Das - Mint
The link between NPAs and frauds at govt-run banks - Mint
Cabinet allows ₹5,300 crore capital infusion in IIFCL via recap bonds in 2019-20 - Mint
Maruti Suzuki signs MoU with Federal Bank to improve finance options for customers, dealers - Mint
Tweaks to non-banks liquidity scheme, IBC get cabinet’s approval - Mint
Non-banks’ AUM may grow at 10-yr-low in FY20 - Mint
Piramal, IIFL Wealth to offer ₹2000 crore last-mile funding to realty projects - Mint
Investment decisions in India hinge on corporate governance standards: IFC - Mint
Indian banks back in UK court over Vijay Mallya’s non-payment of debt - Press Trust of India
Das meets heads of PSBs, discusses transmission of rates, stressed assets - Business Standard
MFIs managing risk by turning to tech innovation to ensure loan repayment - Business Standard
NBFCs, HFCs rated up to BBB+ come under partial credit guarantee scheme - Business Standard
PNB Housing Finance clarifies rumours about Omaxe group loan exposure - Press Trust of India
UP cooperative bank employees' PF trust invested Rs 21 cr in scam hit DHFL - Business Standard
New circuit breakers for PSX from next month - Dawn
JS Global submits PAI to acquire up to 45.03pc shares of Next Capital - Pakistan Today
SBP imposes Rs188m fine on four commercial banks - Pakistan Today


Mastercard, Australia Post testing new digital identity model - The Australian Financial Review
How big companies and bank staff get better super deals - The Australian Financial Review
Westpac chairman wins over super funds - The Australian Financial Review
MoneyMe creates new credit card model, expects rapid growth - The Australian Financial Review
Christmas cancelled: dealmakers knuckle down for work-heavy December - The Australian Financial Review
APRA punishes CBA for charging the dead - The Australian Financial Review
APRA flags new capital safety net - The Australian Financial Review
SEEK prices first $150m subordinated bond - The Australian Financial Review
Creditors left high and dry under new safe harbour rules - The Australian Financial Review
Customers first? Westpac says no in High Court bid - The Australian Financial Review
Credit Suisse nabs former Deutsche Bank-er Emily Smith - The Australian Financial Review
Wilson Advisory hires head of investment strategy - The Australian Financial Review
MST Financial notches maiden capital markets trade - The Australian Financial Review
AIA hails the ‘huge potential’ of insurance despite scrutiny - The Australian
Westpac braces for second strike but no boardroom spill - The Australian
Hong Kong fraud payments put Westpac under fresh scrutiny - 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.