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Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News – September 18, 2017 Asia/Pacific,Banks, Brokers & Managed Funds,Blog,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Investing & Trading,Regions,Regulation

Lead Stories Superpower India to Replace China as Growth Engine; India’s economy has youth on its side. By Michael Heath – Bloomberg India is poised to emerge as an economic superpower, driven in part by its young population, while China and the Asian Tigers age rapidly, according to Deloitte LLP. https://goo.gl/scvDUF Can Asia weather the next global financial crisis? BY TAKEHIRO MASUTOMO Ten years since the Great Recession and 20 since the Asian Contagion, now is an appropriate time to reflect on past financial crises – and ask whether East Asia is ready to deal with the next one. https://goo.gl/wPmWb3…

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Lead Stories China Bans Brokerage CEOs From Time Off, Trips Amid Congress Bloomberg News CSRC is said to give order before party congress on Oct. 18; Policy makers want to ensure stable markets for the gathering As China’s most important political event in years draws nearer, regulators have made it clear to the nation’s top financiers that they don’t want to see any major turbulence in markets. https://goo.gl/GKdWSJ Chindia Needs One More Thing From Apple; The new iPhones are too expensive for many emerging-market consumers. By Tim Culpan – Bloomberg Apple Inc.’s long-awaited release of three new iPhone models has…

Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News – September 12, 2017 Asia/Pacific,Banks, Brokers & Managed Funds,Blog,Fintech,Regions,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement

Lead Stories Xi’s Plan To Make China the No. 1 Superpower By Ting Shi There are many faces to Xi Jinping, the most powerful Chinese leader in decades. There’s tough-guy Xi, cracking down on corruption and overhauling the world’s biggest military. There’s statesman Xi, the self-styled global champion of free trade and combating climate change following Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president. There’s nationalist Xi, brushing aside an international ruling against China’s territorial claims and there’s ruthless Xi, coming down hard on dissent. There’s Communist Xi, expanding the party’s reach over the economy and society. And there’s reformist Xi, advocating…

Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News – September 11, 2017 Asia/Pacific,Banks, Brokers & Managed Funds,Blog,Investing & Trading,Politics,Regions,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement

Lead Stories Asia and the threat to global economic security Editorial Board, East Asia Forum The slow and uneven economic recovery from the global financial crisis has been a primary driver of the populist anti-globalisation backlash in the United States and parts of Europe. One consequence was the election of Donald Trump. Another was the divorce of the United Kingdom from the European Union. The election of President Trump has introduced huge global uncertainty into international economic policy at a time of major changes in the global balance of power, when stability and certainty are at a premium. https://goo.gl/SnZuXs Fee…

Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News – September 8, 2017 Asia/Pacific,Banks, Brokers & Managed Funds,Blog,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Investing & Trading,Regions,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement

Lead Stories Bitcoin tumbles on report China to shutter digital currency exchanges‍​ Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss, Angela Moon Bitcoin fell sharply on Friday after a report from a Chinese news outlet said China was planning to shut down local crypto-currency exchanges, although analysts said this was just a temporary setback. https://goo.gl/siFwm8 Bitcoin Falls After Report Claims China Orders Exchanges to Shut By Matthew Leising and Lulu Yilun Chen – Bloomberg Chinese markets Huobi and Okcoin say no order received; China earlier this week outlawed initial coin offerings Bitcoin fell as much as 7.3 percent in the U.S. after a report claimed Chinese…

Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News – September 7, 2017 Asia/Pacific,Banks, Brokers & Managed Funds,Blog,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Investing & Trading,Regions,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement

Lead Stories ICO trade legal but must be licensed, says SFC Joyce Chen and Samantha Wong – The Standard.com Trading in initial coin offerings is allowed but operators must acquire verified licenses, said Hong Kong financial regulators after the Securities and Futures Commission announced measures to govern cryptocurrency deals on Tuesday. https://goo.gl/SsJBuZ London remains top international financial centre ISBF.org.uk The city scored higher than 56 other international financial centres and continues to be a leading financial centre after topping the list in 2016. Other international financial centres that scored highly on the list included New York, which kept its second…

Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News – September 6, 2017 Asia/Pacific,Banks, Brokers & Managed Funds,Blog,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Regions,Regulation & Enforcement

Lead Stories How investors can have a rational approach in an irrational world; If you’re not up for the tough task of assessing geopolitics, there are other ways to protect your portfolio in uncertain times Jonathan Ratner – Financial Post It’s hard to believe the U.S. will start a military conflict with North Korea, but as tensions rise, investors are finding it difficult to have a rational approach to the market in an irrational world. https://goo.gl/6T4ZBZ Asia’s Aging Population Will Affect Future Workforce Financial Tribune W hile Japan had the biggest slump in its workforce in Asia over the last…

Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News – September 5, 2017 Asia/Pacific,Blog,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Investing & Trading,Politics,Regions,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement

Lead Stories Why a Chinese bid to buy Chicago Stock Exchange stirs security fears By Renae Merle in New – Washington Post In its heyday, the Chicago Stock Exchange helped introduce big-name American companies such as Marriott and IBM to investors. Now the 135-year-old Midwest institution could do the same for Chinese companies, after it agreed to sell itself to a group of investors led by Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group. https://goo.gl/d9ha2V China regulators target ‘systemic risk’ from money-market funds; New regulations could force Ant Financial’s $22bn money fund to lower yields Gabriel Wildau in Shanghai – FT China will impose…

Nasdaq Sues MIAX Parent Co.; VIX ETP Liquidation Scenario?; ETF volatility effects Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight August 2017 Options Exchange Marketshare via OCC ++++++ OCC Cleared Contract Volume Up 19 Percent in August OCC OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in August was 395,912,022 contracts, up 19 percent from August 2016 volume of 331,447,840 contracts. Cleared futures reached a record volume with 14,923,607 contracts in August. OCC’s year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is up four percent from 2016 with 17,068,192 contracts in 2017. jlne.ws/2xMsyDt ++++++ The Patent World Jim Kharouf – JLN We’re back in court today. On Friday, Nasdaq filed suit against…