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Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has opened an office in Hong Kong, its first in Asia.
A new set of guidelines on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing has been published by the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong.
HSBC has entered an agreement to dispose of its Thailand-based retail banking and wealth management arm, and expects the deal to be completed in the first half of 2012.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has implemented a new regulatory framework and code of conduct for credit rating agencies (CRA).
AAM Advisory, an expat-focussed Singapore advisory firm which had its origins as a local franchise of PKF, has lured Mark Shoon from IPP Financial Advisers to be its head of compliance.
Kinetic Partners, a company which provides professional services to the asset management, investment banking and broking industry, has opened its first office in Asia.
The number of full-time agents selling Manulife insurance products in the Hong Kong market touched 5,000 at the end of 2011, a 9% increase over the preceding 12 months, Manulife Hong Kong said yesterday.
UK Chancellor George Osborne today announced plans to make the City of London a major international renminbi trading centre, as Britain seeks to establish itself as major player in the increasingly important Chinese currency trade.
The Securities and Futures Commission has fined a former broker at Fulbright Securities Limited HK$50,000, and suspended the licence of a CITIC Securities Brokerage supervisor.
Royal Skandia and a local insurance broker have won a High Court case in Hong Kong over commission disclosure that is seen as having potentially significant, and positive, repercussions for the jurisdictions insurance brokerage and advice industries.
Hedge fund manager Sturgeon Capital plans to launch a Ucits-compliant Central Asia Equities Fund, offering investors exposure to such markets as Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Georgia.
Axa has announced that it plans to close its Ipac financial planning businesses in Hong Kong and Singapore in the first half of 2012, as it seeks to shift its focus in Asia back to insurance.
Insurance brokers in Hong Kong are expressing frustration over an industry agreement that they inform clients whenever they are due a commission from the sale of insurance products, even though their main rivals in the marketplace insurance agents, which typically represent the major insurance giants do not have to.
Axa Group is looking to sell those parts of its Hong Kong-based Ipac advisory company that it did not dispose of last year, as it seeks to bring to an end a nine-year affiliation with the self-described holistic lifestyle financial planner, market sources say.
Foreign investors are to be allowed direct access to Indian equities, in a policy shift designed by the Indian government to increase the depth of the stock market and increase foreign inflows into the country.
Guernsey has signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with India, the 13th with a G20 member.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has fined UOB Asset Management S$50,000 for failing to issue monthly statements to its customers over a six year period.
Tokyo-based Nikko Asset Management has broadened its reach in Asia, with the announcement of a joint venture with Indian company Ambit Holdings Private Limited.
An unlicensed adviser was today fined HK$20,000 and given a community service order of 80 hours, for advising on securities via the social networking website Facebook.
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