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China, Norway to resume talks on free trade as ties warm - Associated Press
Hong Kong on track with China's bond connect plan, HKMA says - South China Morning Post
Cognizant acquires insurance consultancy Adaptra - Insurance Business


China central bank to add WMPs to banks' risk monitoring checklist - Xinhua News Agency
BOC to speed up program to finance startup firms - China Daily
ICBC signs debt-for-equity swap with Jindong - China Daily
Shanghai Pudong Bank gets regulatory approval for private placement - Reuters
China Life Insurance, China Life Property and Casualty to invest in Qingdao PPP project - Reuters
China's loan guidelines to small businesses are too rigid, triggering debates - South China Morning Post
HK insurance buyers face more curbs - Bloomberg


Bank of Japan lifts view of economy - Agence France-Presse
BOJ's Kuroda reiterates desire to keep long rates low - The Nikkei
SME loans from nonbank lenders soar amid restructuring - Yonhap News Agency
KODIT signs deal with Jordanian guarantee corp. - The Korea Times
Household debt grows faster than income - The Korea Herald


Philippines to set up bank dedicated to overseas workers - The Nikkei
Landbank mulls OFW Bank listing - The Philippine Star
BOP deficit widest in nearly 3 years - The Philippine Star
EastWest Bank migrates credit cards to EMV standard ahead of deadline - BusinessWorld
Bank Rakyat eyes RM1bil credit card transactions in 2017 - Bernama
SHB to sell 100 million shares - Viet Nam News


Axis Bank assures govt of action against errant officials - Press Trust of India
Banks unions call for agitation over note ban-related issues - Press Trust of India
Life insurers get demonetisation bonus - Mint
IDS-II to fund Pay Commission hikes, PSU bank recap: BofA-ML - Press Trust of India
Nothing abnormal about discrepancy between total currency & amount revealed: RBI - The Economic Times


Former CBA executive sent to prison for bribery - The Australian
'We're not perfect' MLC's life insurance boss concedes - The Australian Financial Review
BOQ stumps up $20m for Centrepoint arm - The Australian Financial Review
Cyber insurance to disrupt businesses
- Insurance Business
Bank boss to leave early next year - 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.