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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

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Japan's MS&AD Insurance Group to take stake in UK insurer - The Nikkei
IDFC, Shriram Group extend merger evaluation pact till November 8
- The Hindu Business Line
Mastercard to invest $750 m in India by 2020 - The Hindu Business Line
Sequoia Capital raises $50.2m for China-focused fund - DealStreetAsia


Chinese banks get smarter in combating credit card fraud - Xinhua News Agency
FSC mulls new index for start-ups - Taipei Times


Bank of Japan's Nakaso sees 'true dawn' in inflation push - Reuters
Bitcoin could see new rule-maker: Japan's finance industry - The Nikkei
Household foreign-currency deposits hit 3-year high in Japan - The Nikkei
South Korea web-only banks thrive as traditional lenders struggle - Financial Times


Indonesian Consumers More Optimistic in September: Bank Indonesia Survey - Jakarta Globe
MAS, ABS-led consortium announces breakthrough in enhanced-privacy blockchain prototypes - The Business Times
Singapore's MAS May Tighten Policy, Pimco Says - Bloomberg News
Philippines economic outlook promising — Espenilla - The Philippine Star
UOB launches Business Banking service for SMEs - Viet Nam News


India cbank panel pushes new rules so lenders pass on rate cuts more quickly - Reuters
Reserve Bank must allow external benchmarking for deposits too: banks - Mint
Flipkart to invest Rs 255 crore more in PhonePe - Times of India
HDFC Life, Apollo Munich team up for dual cover - The Hindu Business Line
India SBI's new boss puts bad debt under microscope, but also eyes growth - Reuters
Tata AIA Life launches 'Eazy Connect' - Press Trust of India
Aditya Birla Sun Life launches Income Shield plan - Press Trust of India
SBP launches helpline to facilitate banking consumers - Associated Press of Pakistan
Banks lack disaster recovery plan: BIBM study - The Daily Star


RBA says digital identity regime would protect Open Banking - The Australian Financial Review
NAB simplifies loan contracts for small firms - The Australian
RACQ launches new bank, plans to go nationwide - The Australian
BTFG CEO Brad Cooper wants to 'protect its reputation' with advice overhaul - 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.