China opening debenture market. Bloomberg reported that the China Securities Regulatory Commission will allow all companies, including unlisted Chinese companies, to sell debentures. (1/18/2015) Debentures. 

Hong Kong and European regulators sign CCP agreement. The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and the European Securities and Markets Authority entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation arrangements in connection with Hong Kong-established central counterparties which have applied for recognition by ESMA. (1/16/2015) SFC press release. 

Amendments to Singapore’s Banking Act proposed. The Monetary Authority of Singapore published proposed amendments to the Banking Act that would strengthen its supervisory oversight over banks and codify MAS’s current supervisory expectations and practice. Comments should be submitted by February 13, 2015. (1/15/2015)