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Officials Suggest China’s Pension System Can Take On More Risk - Bloomberg News
China’s Offshore Bond Defaults Increased to $3.6 Billion in 2019 - Bloomberg News
Hong Kong’s First Digital Bank Offers 6% Rate That Dwarfs HSBC’s - Bloomberg News
China's Hengfeng Bank aims to list in 5 years: Xinhua - Reuters
Hungary's central bank renews currency swap deal with China's central bank - Reuters
China bond investors battle to claim cash after defaults - Financial Times
Asset managers compete in ‘frenzy’ to gain China foothold - Financial Times
China’s New Asset Management Rules Face Uncertainty - Caixin
Shanghai Bank’s Plea for Help Highlights Funding Stress in Key Debt Market - Caixin
Ex-Fuxing Group Executives Punished for Fraud That Rocked China’s Private Fund Industry - Caixin
Shenzhen Stock Exchange Gets New Chairman - Caixin
Bond market to attract more overseas capital - China Daily
RRR cut allows banks to better support real economy - China Daily
Regulators aim to reduce financial risks - China Daily
China regulator imposes hefty fines on securities wrongdoings - Xinhua News Agency
Financial groups' profit climbs 19.16% - Taipei Times


Financial Services Agency to limit leverage in cryptocurrency margin trading to twice the deposits made by traders - The Japan Times
New Japan Post chief vows to probe leak from ministry on insurance scandal - The Japan Times
Woori, Shinhan, KEB set to sue Lime to avoid responsibility - The Korea Times
Korean Re on alert against Mideast tension - The Korea Times
Korean firms urged to enhance risk management abroad - The Korea Times
Big players, deregulation to drive Korea's IPO market in 2020 - The Korea Times
Shinhan Financial Group and KKR Raise Alternative Investment Fund - BusinessKorea
PEFs' assets decreasing amid misselling fiasco - Yonhap News Agency
Lime Asset fund fiasco intensifies amid snowballing petitions, imminent lawsuit - The Korea Herald
Kakao Bank co-CEO joins ruling party, forfeits W2.6b stock option - The Korea Herald


Vietcombank reports near US$1 billion in 2019 profit - Viet Nam News
OJK to ease reporting requirements for SMEs listed on IDX - The Jakarta Post
Jiwasraya could have knock-on effect on financial sector - The Jakarta Post
UOB Malaysia, MIDA ink MOU to boost FDI in high-value sectors - The Sun
Fitch Solutions revises up 2020 loan growth to 5% for Malaysian banks - The Sun
AmBank launches Malaysia’s first online debt consolidation platform - The Sun
Principal Asset Management Group reports RM88.1 bln in AUM as of Dec 2019 - Bernama
Challenge for digital banks to make a dent in Singapore retail market - The Business Times
UOB's private equity arm co-leads US$31.2m Series A investment in Thai fintech - The Business Times
Access to good data will decide winners in Singapore digital bank race: Maybank Kim Eng - The Straits Times
Wirecard chairman resigns amid accounting controversy involving Singapore operations - The Straits Times
Deutsche Bank pulls out of PH stock brokerage venture - Philippine Daily Inquirer
BSP looks to strengthen financial inclusion push - BusinessWorld
Rediscount loans rise in 2019 - BusinessWorld
Thailand strives to catch up to Asian markets on digital banking - Bangkok Post
SCB's new joint venture to focus on digital lending - The Nation


A Record $83 Billion Bond Bill Is Looming Over Indian Firms - Bloomberg News
One Step Forward, One Back For Troubled Indian Shadow Banks - Bloomberg News
India to Propose Easing Foreign Investment Rules Further - Bloomberg News
Indian government to seek central bank dividend boost as revenue drops - Reuters
Reliance Home Finance: Forensic audit finds no fraud, fund diversion - Press Trust of India
Edelweiss CEO Rashesh Shah denies dealings with Capstone, FEMA violations charge - Press Trust of India
With new Maharashtra offer, farm loan waiver touch ₹4.7 trillion in last 10 years - Press Trust of India
FPIs pull out ₹2,415 crore from domestic markets in January so far - Press Trust of India
FM Sitharaman may announce 2nd round of capital infusion for on-life insurers in Budget - Press Trust of India
FinMin may use more CMBs in FY21 to meet debt obligations - Indo-Asian News Service
RBI curbs on Bengaluru private bank from doing business - Indo-Asian News Service
Public sector banks could be the dark spot in brighter Dec quarter - Mint
Private banks lag PSU, foreign lenders in passing on rate cut benefits to borrowers - Mint
RBI allows SIP payments through UPI - Mint
Yes Bank board approves ₹10,000 cr funding, rejects Braich’s $1.2-bn offer - Mint
RBI tweaks norms for penalty on payment system operators - Press Trust of India
Edelweiss chief Rashesh Shah gets ED’s summons - Mint
HCC lenders carve out ₹2,100 cr debt/asset to a third-party-controlled SPV - Mint
RBI releases national strategy for financial inclusion - Mint
PayU acquires PaySense at an equity value of $185 million, to merge it with LazyPay - Mint
Rana Kapoor, family firms sell remaining stake in Yes Bank - Mint
Yes Bank's audit committee chairman resigns citing governance concerns - Mint
More hits than misses for CEO Amitabh Chaudhry at Axis Bank in 2019 - Business Standard
Sachin Bansal's Chaitanya India applies for universal banking licence - Business Standard
PFC ceases to be among five largest creditors of IL&FS - Indo-Asian News Service
IFC eyes 4.5% in Navi Tech for $30 mn - The Economic Times
IL&FS board proposes distribution framework for group resolution - The Economic Times
Bombay High Court will hear Kotak Bank’s plea against RBI on March 6 - The Economic Times
10 banks sign pact to create Pakistan Corporate Restructuring Company Ltd - Associated Press of Pakistan
HC stays BASIC employees' salary cut - Dhaka Tribune


Westpac leads $13.8b bank bond blitz - The Australian Financial Review
Unisuper targeted in divestment campaign - The Australian Financial Review
APRA's plan to assess 40,000 super fund options too ambitious - The Australian Financial Review
PayPal and Latitude join banks in complaints list - The Australian Financial Review
APRA’s new secret bank rankings imminent - The Australian Financial Review
Mammoth super funds should hold more capital: experts - The Australian Financial Review
IOOF identifies 67 rogue advisers in its ranks - The Australian Financial Review
Insurers blocked as ASIC cold-calling ban starts - The Australian
Westpac’s internal probe ‘might not succeed’ - The Australian
MyState CEO Melos Sulicich to resign in July - The Australian
Bushfire insurance losses approach $1bn - The Australian
Ransomware attack on Travelex hits major banks, including Westpac - 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.