Jun 17, 2024

Indonesia stock exchange contracts Nasdaq for tech overhaulThe Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) has extended its partnership with Nasdaq to revamp its core technology.

May 16, 2024

Sri Lanka to move to T+2 settlementSri Lanka’s main execution venue is set to shorten its settlement cycle next month, in line with other countries in the region and around the world.

May 13, 2024

Binance resumes activity in IndiaCrypto exchange Binance has re-registered with India’s financial regulator in order to resume its operations in the country.

May 09, 2024

New Silk Road outsources trading to Northern TrustGlobal asset servicer Northern Trust has won a mandate for its outsourced trading service from Singapore-based asset manager New Silk Road.

Apr 26, 2024

ASX seeks feedback on T+1 moveAustralia is the latest country to seek the opinions of securities market participants on a potential move to next day settlement (T+1).

Mar 20, 2024

Changes ahead for Japan's asset managersJapan's asset management market faces a year of change following the end of a longstanding negative interest rates regime and the possible implementation of new rules about outsourcing.

Feb 09, 2024

UBS issues Hong Kong's first tokenised warrantSwiss bank UBS has launched what it claims is the first investment-grade tokenised warrant issued in Hong Kong.

Jan 24, 2024

Chinese regulators urge hedge funds to curb short-sellingHedge fund managers in China have been asked to restrict their use of short selling to further protect the country’s ailing equity markets.

Jan 18, 2024

Hong Kong's HashKey gains unicorn statusHashKey, the Hong Kong-based digital assets startup, has completed a US$100 million funding round.

Dec 22, 2023

HKEX female CEOThe Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) has appointed its first female chief executive.


Industry comments

Investing in tomorrow’s world

investmentAt times like these, HSBC Asset Management easily pivots towards emerging markets.

The spotlight on growth markets and the need to be nimble and dynamic is ever-sharper, given the difficulty in predicting monetary policy in the world’s major nations.

Sponsored feature: Navigating the complexities of FX execution and currency risk

A comprehensive, cost-effective, and transparent currency overlay hedging solution is crucial to mitigate FX exposure risks in the complex landscapes of Japan and China's FX markets, explains Hans Jacob Feder, PhD, global head of FX services at MUFG Investor Services.


The emergence of AI-powered funds

Contradictory market sentiments from commentators have impeded the decision-making powers of the first wave of AI-powered ETFs, says Alvin Chia of Northern Trust Asset Servicing.

Transitioning to an era of scarcity

The world is transitioning from an era of commodity abundance to one of undersupply. Ben Ross and Tyler Rosenlicht of Cohen & Steers believe this shift may result in significant returns for commodities and resource producers over the next decade.

Asia credit: An outsized winner in the region’s energy transition?

Ross Dilkes, fixed income portfolio manager at Wellington Management, examines the opportunities and risks for bond investors presented by the region’s decarbonisation agenda.

A quiet revolution in Japan’s corporate governance

revolution, Japan, corporate governance, Shareholders, corporate, governance, standards, improvement, Tetsuro Takase, SuMi TrustShareholders in Japan no longer accept below-par corporate governance standards. Changes are taking place, but there are still areas for improvement, says Tetsuro Takase at SuMi Trust.

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