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Saxo Bank targets Chinese market with Geely joint venture - Financial Times
Corporate default hotspot tests Beijing’s appetite for bailouts - Financial Times
Cryptocurrencies backed by private firms face tough fight - China Daily
Regulator seeks tighter supervision of financial technologies to reduce risks - China Daily
ESG investment expected to gain traction in China - China Daily
Intesa allowed to offer fund sales service - China Daily
Securities Law Revisions Set for NPC Review Next Week - Caixin
Chinese brokerages soak up gains as analysts expect industry to benefit from regulator’s ongoing reforms - South China Morning Post
As Hong Kong protests linger, employers and job candidates are considering interim moves to Singapore, Taiwan, recruiting firm says - South China Morning Post
IPO funds hit record high in 2019 - Shanghai Daily
All bank branches to be bilingual by 2030: FSC - Taipei Times
Visa, Mastercard expand to airport MRT - Taipei Times


Stricken Local Banks in Japan Buying Riskier Debt to Survive - Bloomberg News
Japan Post units may be ordered to suspend some operations due to dodgy insurance sales - The Japan Times
Japanese securities firm SMBC Nikko to offer option of three-day workweek - The Japan Times
BOK minutes hint at possible policy rate reduction next year - Yonhap News Agency
Hyundai Card, Korean Air launch private label credit card - The Korea Herald
FSC chief vows to lower entry barriers for 'innovative finance' - The Korea Times
Chief financial regulator warns of housing bubble - The Korea Times
KB, NongHyup bank heads to spur global expansion in 2020 - The Korea Times
Korean Companies Issue Convertible Bonds Worth 5 Tril. Won This Year - BusinessKorea


Indonesia’s Alpha JWC Ventures Closes $123 Million Tech Fund - Bloomberg News
Japanese insurer to buy over 41 million shares of Bảo Việt Holdings - Viet Nam News
As noncash payments rise, Bank Mandiri allocates less cash for year-end holidays - The Jakarta Post
Never mind the ‘unruly players’, industry group says after mutual funds default - The Jakarta Post
AEON Credit proposes RM2 bln sukuk programme - Bernama
CIMB eyes 20,000 SME merchant downloads for new payment solution - Bernama
About 10 local banks received funds from Westpac - BusinessWorld
Asian financial firms face 'benchmark-aggedon' as tough EU rules near - Reuters
Deposit insurance cover hike pushed - Philippine Daily Inquirer
PromptPay a game changer, says Citi - Bangkok Post
BAM's IPO marks successful debut - Bangkok Post
FWD opens Line route for medical claims - Bangkok Post
KBank gears up for risks and challenges next year - The Nation


India Starts Round-the-Clock Payments for Banks to Manage Funds - Bloomberg News
Banks Get $7.6 Billion Boost From India Bankruptcy Recovery - Bloomberg News
RBI to steadily tighten NBFC regulations: Shaktikanta Das - Mint
Complaints related to mis-selling  of  financial products on the rise - Mint
Confident of recovering over 50% of IL&FS' dues: Uday Kotak - Press Trust of India
Axis Bank, Indian Oil launch co-branded credit card for cashless payments - Press Trust of India
Realme PaySa launched today: Quick loans of up to ₹5 lakh available for SMEs - Indo-Asian News Service
SBI's plan to list general insurance arm may take 3 years - Press Trust of India
Indian lenders’ retail loan book size to double in 5 years to ₹96 trillion: ICICI Bank-Crisil study - Mint
Uday Kotak best suited to acquire Yes Bank, says two top bankers - Press Trust of India
Banks likely to take more loan write-offs due to weak recovery prospects - Business Standard
With 'restrictive' norms, not many takers for small finance bank licences - Business Standard
SAT denies relief to Axis Bank in Karvy case, asks it to approach Sebi - Business Standard
Non-listed ins companies yet to go public - The Dhaka Tribune


Australian regulators target Westpac, NAB and Dai-Ichi Life unit - Financial Times
VFMC chooses BNY Mellon to support data transformation - Bernama
APRA may reach for BEAR powers in Westpac probe - The Australian Financial Review
ANZ dodges second strike on exec pay - The Australian Financial Review
Stephen Conroy to advise fintech data mining start-up - The Australian Financial Review
ANZ overcharged 3.4m customers - The Australian Financial Review
Channel Capital bolsters team with NAB, Pendal hires - The Australian Financial Review
ASIC drops bombshell on NAB - The Australian Financial Review
ANZ's Gonski won't promise no 'surprises' as bank works with AUSTRAC - The Sydney Morning Herald
'Zombie' future threatens money managers, warns Hunt - The Sydney Morning Herald
FMA files civil proceedings against CBL, SFO also lays charges - The New Zealand Herald
ANZ New Zealand names Antonia Watson new chief executive - The New Zealand 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.