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Beijing draws up plan to replace Carrie Lam as Hong Kong chief - Financial Times
Hong Kong reforms risk overheating high-priced property market - Financial Times
UBS to seek full control of Chinese securities joint venture by 2020 - South China Morning Post
China investigates fintech firm 51 Credit Card for harassing borrowers in latest crackdown on peer-to-peer lending market - South China Morning Post
China to establish hospitable market environment for medium, long-term funds - Xinhua News Agency
China criminalises loans with annual interest rates above 36 per cent in crackdown on private lending - South China Morning Post
Bank of China Blocks Fingerprint Access via Samsung Devices - CX Tech
Key Personnel Moves Among China's Biggest Bad-Debt Managers - Caixin
Big Banks Meet Goal to Boost Lending to Credit-Starved Small Businesses - Caixin
KGI Bank says not sharing platform with Next Bank - Taipei Times
Dwelling fire insurance coverage to expand: FSC - Taipei Times
Fosun Studies Bid for German Pudding Tycoons' Private Bank - Bloomberg News
China's Central Bank Boosts Liquidity Ahead of Tax Payment Surge - Bloomberg News


Asiana bid likely to be two-way race - The Korea Times
Banks face double whammy on falling key rates - The Korea Times
Paper securities holders advised to claim e-securities - The Korea Times
S. Korea's target date fund market grows with aging population - The Korea Herald


Thailand's biggest mutual fund company embraces AI - Bangkok Post
Banks report 1.8% rise in Q3 profit - Bangkok Post
Veerathai trumpets financial stability alarm - Bangkok Post
Soft loans, fee cuts set to boost property sector - The Nation
BSP to monitor banks' response to fresh RRR cuts - BusinessWorld
Luno is Malaysia's first fully approved digital asset exchange operator - The Sun
MIA hopes to see brand new Accountants Act next year - The Sun
CIMB Thai posts 35.5% increase in 9M2019 net profit - The Sun
Two more robo-advisors to enter market next year - The Sun
Bank Muamalat, SJKP launch Smart Mortgage - SJKP - Bernama
UBS, authorities eye client overcharges in Singapore and Hong Kong - Reuters
UOB unveils programme to link businesses, consumers with solar firms - The Business Times


Indian private lenders signal stress in loan book - Reuters
Vreedhi Financial Services receives an NBFC licence - The Economic Times
Banking services affected due to strike by 4 lakh employees - Press Trust of India
Resolution delay forces banks to put NPAs on sale - The Economic Times
Bank of Maharashtra Q2 net profit jumps over four-fold to Rs 114.66 crore - Business Standard
Axis Bank reports Rs 112-cr loss due to one-time tax impact; PBT up 109% - Business Standard
Kotak Mahindra Bank profit surges - Business Standard
Muthoot Finance raises $450 million through maiden offshore bond issue - Mint
25 DHFL group firms with ₹1 lakh avg profit took ₹14,000  cr loans - Mint
Fintech startup Crediwatch raises $3.2 million in a Series A round - Mint
Ujjivan Small Finance Bank gets Sebi nod for Rs1,200 crore IPO - Press Trust of India
City Bank EPS rises to Tk 2.58 in third quarter - The Financial Express
Tax amnesty drives healthy growth in bank deposits - Dawn


AMP, Santos and JB Hi-Fi join Business Council exodus - The Sydney Morning Herald
Open ASX blockchain project to disrupters, say critics - The Australian Financial Review
Ord Minnett hires senior sales trader - The Australian Financial Review
Banks back in frame as crusader blows the whistle on life insurance - The Australian
ACCC to review AFG's takeover of mortgage broking rival Connective - The Australian
Banks' $13bn shortfall under rule - The Australian
FMA shuts down website after privacy breach revealed - The New Zealand Herald
FMA chief: ANZ's Hisco house sale 'daft' and 'deeply frustrating' - 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.