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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

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Malaysia's CIMB sells 50 pct in brokerage unit to China Galaxy - Reuters
Nomura aiming for greater presence in Asia - The Straits Times
Banks in Asia hit by long arm of EU's Mifid 2 rules - Financial Times
Bank of China opens branch in Angola - Xinhua News Agency


Banks stop housing loans by raising interest rates - Shanghai Daily
CIRC to boost standards - Shanghai Daily
Central bank injects funds into market via MLF - Xinhua News Agency


Japan to promote direct Asian currency exchanges - The Nikkei
Stricter lending rules looming amid rising home prices - The Korea Herald
118-year-old Woori Bank is oldest listed firm in S. Korea - The Korea Herald


Eight Indonesian fintech startups officially registered under OJK - DealStreetAsia
Maybank launches Asean's first FinTech ecosystem
- The Star
Economic strength to boost banks' credit scores - BusinessWorld
China Bank to allot 'billions' to bolster digital banking efforts - BusinessWorld
Asia United Bank gets credit upgrade from PhilRatings - BusinessWorld
State-owned banks to be allowed to keep dividends - Viet Nam News


RBI may opt for status quo on interest rates today - Press Trust of India
Banks to start charging for P2P payments on UPI - Press Trust of India
IOB says working hard on NPAs; finalises turnaround strategy - Business Standard
HDFC to issue Rs 2,000-cr bonds from Thursday - Press Trust of India
Canara Bank cuts MCLR by 0.05% for various maturities from today - Press Trust of India
Axis Bank to issue biodegradable prepaid gift cards - Mint
Life Insurance AUM grows 18 per cent to Rs 30 lakh crore in FY 17 - The Economic Times
World Bank forecasts Pakistan's economy to grow by 5.5pc in FY18 - Associated Press of Pakistan


ASIC prepares double hit on conflicts, allocations - The Australian Financial Review
Banks need to do more to clean up their act, says Liberal MP - The Australian
Bendigo bank chief Hirst denies tipping peak of housing market - The Australian
NAB chair Ken Henry sees 'extraordinary' opportunity in the regions - 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.