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Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News – October 13, 2017 Asia/Pacific,Banks, Brokers & Managed Funds,Blog,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Investing & Trading,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement

Lead Stories Southeast Asian Stock Markets Quietly Kill Their Trading Link By Andrea Tan – Bloomberg A system that connected stock markets in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand has closed down, five years after its high-profile debut. https://goo.gl/XJS1Mm Hong Kong Exchange Plans to Seek Trading Tax Cut, Source Says By Benjamin Robertson – Bloomberg Any change might boost algorithmic trading in equity market; New government seen as supportive to financial services Hong Kong’s exchange operator is considering asking the government to remove or reduce a trading tax on stock transactions, as part of a review of the levy, according to a…

Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News – October 12, 2017 Asia/Pacific,Banks, Brokers & Managed Funds,Blog,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Investing & Trading,Politics,Regions,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement

Lead Stories Japan’s Abe Headed for Big Election Win, Polls Say; Five polls forecast ruling Liberal Democratic Party would win more than half of the 465 seats in lower house By Peter Landers and Megumi Fujikawa – WSJ Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is poised for a big victory in Oct. 22 parliamentary elections, according to five polls published Thursday by major Japanese news organizations that forecast trouble for a challenge by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike. https://goo.gl/ChUKik Oil Futures in China Would Be Transformational; It could be the first step in removing capital controls on remittance of foreign investors’ profits. By…

Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News – October 11, 2017 Asia/Pacific,Banks, Brokers & Managed Funds,Blog,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Investing & Trading,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement

Lead Stories Japan Stocks Are Back at 1996 High – And Still Playing Catch Up By Sarah McDonald – Bloomberg Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average marked a milestone on Wednesday, vaulting past a 2015 peak to close at the highest level in more than two decades. https://goo.gl/E5T1Dc Your news about China depends on intrepid journalists whose names you’ll probably never know Zheping Huang – Quartz When the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad announced after an inquiry that its longtime China-based correspondent had fabricated parts of his recent stories, many Chinese news assistants working for foreign correspondents saw it as a vindication….

Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News – October 10, 2017 Asia/Pacific,Banks, Brokers & Managed Funds,Blog,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Regions,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement

Lead Stories String of Scandals Shreds Japan’s Once-Revered Reputation By Nao Sano and Kevin Buckland – Bloomberg Kobe Steel falsified data on aluminum used in cars and planes; The number of improper accounting cases hit a peak in 2016 Japan’s flagship companies were once held in awe as fierce competitors that revolutionized the world’s business practices with innovations like flexible manufacturing and managerial precepts such as kaizen, or continuous improvement. https://goo.gl/f62Gur This exchange wants diamonds to be a new safe-haven asset Courtney Goldsmith – City AM A Singapore exchange has launched a new investment-grade, standardised diamond product to rival gold…

Asia Pacific News from John Lothian News – October 9, 2017 Asia/Pacific,Banks, Brokers & Managed Funds,Blog,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Regions

Lead Stories A Japanese lesson for Wall Street; The humbling tale of the bankers who felt ashamed of the system’s failure Gillian Tett – FT During a trip to Tokyo last week, I made a little pilgrimage to the city’s Tama cemetery to pay my respects to an old acquaintance who died recently. Outside Japanese financial circles, the name Katsunobu Onogi is barely known. Among the Tokyo elite, however, “Onogi” evokes considerable emotion; he was the last president of Long-Term Credit Bank (LTCB), an institution which, until it collapsed ignominiously in 1998, symbolised the postwar might of Japan. https://goo.gl/qaGNY5 A2X,…

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

Lead Stories CME sets sights on Asia Pacific with new Sydney office; CME Group has opened a new office in Sydney as it grows business in Asia Pacific. By Hayley McDowell – The Trade CME Group has opened a new office in Sydney Australia as the exchange operator looks to expand its presence in the Asia Pacific. https://goo.gl/DNWp4A A Japanese lesson for Wall Street; The humbling tale of the bankers who felt ashamed of the system’s failure Gillian Tett – FT During a trip to Tokyo last week, I made a little pilgrimage to the city’s Tama cemetery to pay…

Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News – October 5, 2017 Asia/Pacific,Banks, Brokers & Managed Funds,Blog,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Investing & Trading,Regions

Lead Stories How Energy-Rich Australia Ended Up With World’s Priciest Power By Perry Williams – Bloomberg Australia faces price spikes, blackouts as coal plants close; Industry demanding investment certainty amid policy paralysis A bungled transition from coal to clean energy has left resource-rich Australia with an unwanted crown: the highest power prices in the world. https://goo.gl/88YPo4 A Commodity Superpower Asks What If India Turns Out Like China? Bloomberg News Australia crunches numbers on raw materials outlook for India; The scale of urbanization ‘has few parallels in history’ India has the potential to boost consumption of everything from copper to iron…

Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News – October 4, 2017 Asia/Pacific,Banks, Brokers & Managed Funds,Blog,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Investing & Trading,Politics,Regions,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement

Lead Stories Singapore the Top Expat Destination for Third Year in a Row; USA is the “Land of Opportunity,” Ranks first for Career Progression BusinessWire 83% Of Expats Feel Confident About Singapore’s Political Stability And 73% About The Local Economy; 73% Of Expats Believe the US is a Good Place to Boost Their Career; 62% Report the US Offers Better Income than Their Home Nation Expats have rated Singapore as the best country in the world to live and work, while Norway rose four places to come in second, according to the new Expat Explorer survey released today by HSBC,…

Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News – October 3, 2017 Asia/Pacific,Banks, Brokers & Managed Funds,Blog,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Investing & Trading,Politics,Regions,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement

Lead Stories Urban inequality a growing risk in Asia: World Bank Financial Express Widening inequality in Asia’s teeming cities could lead to potentially risky social divisions, the World Bank warned today, urging governments to do more to help the urban poor. https://goo.gl/xyGyH2 Southeast Asia is world’s hotspot for land disputes: report; Most companies involved incur losses SIMON ROUGHNEEN, Nikkei Businesses in Southeast Asia are increasingly counting the cost of land grabs, more than half of which result in delayed projects and nearly three-quarters of which lead to lawsuits, according to a wide-ranging research report. https://goo.gl/uqogWR Eight critical questions you must…