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China’s blockchain seen as a push for greater control

The PBOC's plans to issue a cryptocurrency to replace fiat currency is seen as a move to regulate cash flow and to clamp down further on shadow banking. A policy adviser also couldn't resist a swipe at Facebook's Libra.
October 29, 2019

Wither short selling in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong’s stock market is becoming increasingly immune to short-seller attacks. Listed companies are better prepared and the regulator is also keeping a close eye.
August 01, 2019

SFC slaps HSBC for bond sale breaches in Asia

By naming and shaming the biggest bond salesman in the market, HK securities watchdog sends strong message: it won’t tolerate similar misconduct by others. After a record-breaking string of fines it seems the SFC is shrinking is backlog of cases.
July 19, 2018

REFORMIST: HK, China spat over tech IPOs turns toxic

Xiaomi, issuers and mainland investors have been caught in the cross-fire between bourses. While the prize of hosting China’s tech unicorns is worth fighting for, exchanges should not lose sight of who they ultimately serve: investors.
July 17, 2018