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Monday's headlines, Financials edition

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Fairfax may sell 25% of ICICI Lombard - Reuters
Nepal's largest bank plans to open branches in China, India - The Financial Express
Pakistan bourse bets on derivatives after Chinese investment - The News International
Pakistan-Turkey sixth round of talks on FTA next week - The News International
NZ, Sri Lanka to consider free trade agreement - The Financial Express
Philippines' Dominguez to talk US$15b deals with China - Bloomberg


China cuts reserve ratio just for holiday crunch - Reuters
China's life insurance premiums set to slow amid regulator's crackdown
- South China Morning Post
China sets up $14.6bn internet investment fund - Bangkok Post
China's property, financial sectors' growth slower in Q4 despite uptick in services - Reuters
Hong Kong hasn't tightened GEM rules far enough, lawmaker says - South China Morning Post
Hong Kong's 2017 bond issuances may extend last year's bull run - South China Morning Post


Japan's banks adding ATMs that accept foreign cash cards - The Nikkei
MUFG leads Japanese banking into the cloud - The Nikkei
Japan to boost aid to World Bank arm - The Nikkei
Japan's banks mull deploying investment funds to aid Toshiba - The Nikkei
KB to sell Kazakh bank stake amid losses - The Korea Times
Korea to sell W7.5t worth of state bonds in Feb. - Yonhap News Agency


BoT braced for US impact - Bangkok Post
Bank Negara issues draft on credit risk management - The Star
Malaysia to have 35pc skilled workers by 2020 - Bernama
FBM KLCI to test 1,680 next week - Bernama
Inflation to remain manageable – BSP - The Philippine Star
BSP fine-tunes loan rules - BusinessWorld


Top Indian banks seek RBI relief to deal with bad loans of Essar, Bhushan Steel - Bloomberg
Cooperative banks barred from accepting deposits under tax amnesty scheme - Press Trust of India
Bank employees threaten nationwide strike on 7 February over RBI autonomy - Press Trust of India
SWIFT to introduce security framework for member banks - The Economic Times
NSDL to seek final RBI go-ahead for payments bank - Press Trust of India
NIB minority shareholders to incur Rs700mln loss on stake sale - The News International


Westpac boosts stake in cybersecurity firm QLabs - The Australian Financial Review
QBE cracks down on rort in Colombian business - The Australian
Banks need be more open about non-financial hurdles: analyst - The Australian
Hunter Hall to cut dividend as founder's exit takes toll - The Australian
NZ court allows 1MDB accused to regain control of assets - The Australian

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.