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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

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Bank Alkhair announces sale of major stake In Pakistan's Burj Bank - CPI Financial
UK bank opens Taipei digital flagship branch - The China Post
No regulatory obstacle to NRIs depositing banned rupee notes: Bank of England - Press Trust of India
China joins BIS locational banking statistics
- Xinhua News Agency

GREATER CHINA

Staff, banks should enjoy same rights: Labor Ministry - The China Post
China's 'Big Four' banks still keeping a safe distance from burgeoning peer-to-peer lending sector - South China Morning Post
Insurance watchdog lowers equity investment ceilings - South China Morning Post
Sinopec invites banks to advise on unit's revamp ahead of planned IPO: sources - Reuters

Mobile payment, P2P transfer services are gaining popularity in Hong Kong, survey finds - South China Morning Post

JAPAN AND KOREA

BOK tipped to stand pat on key rate in 2017 - Yonhap News Agency
Korea to have its first online bank in January - The Korea Herald
Korean stocks show mixed reactions to rate decisions - The Korea Herald
Regulators to boost financial sector's self-reliance - The Korea Times
BOJ survey shows cheaper yen lifts Japan business sentiment - Associated Press

ASEAN

Indonesia looks to Islamic schools to spur Sharia banking - The Nikkei
Fox Networks sues Bangkok Bank for unpaid US$21m guarantee after closure of Thai TV operator - South China Morning Post
Maybank sets up RM10b sukuk programme, rated AAA - The Star

BSP further eases rules on forex - The Philippine Star
Singapore companies tap local and offshore bond markets; issuance up 20% in 2016 - The Business Times

SOUTH ASIA

Small finance banks need upto Rs 60,000 crore of non-equity funds by FY20: Report - Press Trust of India
Airtel Payments Bank launches pilot services in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana - Press Trust of India
Life Insurers' new biz premium doubles at Rs 16,061 crore in November - Press Trust of India
Microfinance firm Sonata Finance raises Rs 85 cr equity round led by France's AFD - The Economic Times
Foreigners' bid to take away cash from BB counter - The Financial Express

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Australia dollar struggles at 75 US-cent barrier, kiwi ticks higher - Reuters
ANZ, Macquarie slapped with $15m fine for attempted cartel conduct - The Australian
NAB creates 'API developer portal' to share ATM and forex data - The Australian Financial Review
UDC deposits shrink as ANZ ownership question hovers - BusinessDesk

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.