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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

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GREATER CHINA

Chinese securities regulatory official calls for improved legislation for FinTech supervision - Xinhua News Agency
China Zheshang Bank granted banking license
- The Standard
Insurers urged to invest in public projects - Taipei Times
COA to scrap requirement for insurance eligibility - Taipei Times

JAPAN AND KOREA

Japan's megabanks raise fees as negative rates squeeze earnings - The Nikkei
South Korea financial regulator says 'virtual currencies' are not currencies - Reuters
IBK plans to buy 2 banks in Indonesia - The Korea Times
Cryptocurrency exchange Youbit shuts down after hack attack - Yonhap News Agency

ASEAN

Bitcoin is not a currency, investors risk losing all: MAS - The Straits Times
Johari Ghani counters Dr M's allegations of Bank Negara losses - The Star
Japan-based credit rater affirms Philippines' investment grade - The Philippine Star
BIDV shuts down representative office in Myanmar - Viet Nam News
Myanmar to become member of APN, upgrade card-based services - The Myanmar Times

SOUTH ASIA

CCI clears IndusInd-Bharat Financial merger - Press Trust of India
HDFC plans to raise ?13,000 crore through equity issue, other means - The Hindu Business Line
Mahindra Insurance Brokers on a strong growth path - The Hindu Business Line
Indian banking sector is robust : Karur Vysya Bank MD - The Hindu Business Line
Small finance banks to rely on their MFI past to boost growth, experts say - Mint
BB blocks funds of two banks - The Daily Star
BB removes Farmers Bank MD over irregularities - Dhaka Tribune

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Banking royal commission: Kenneth Hayne adds mortgage brokers to hit list - The Australian Financial Review
Banks overhaul code of conduct in bid to rebuild trust
- The Sydney Morning Herald
Gonski says big business must put community at centre of everything - 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.