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Chinese Regulators have Instructed Banking Institutions to Trim Loan Books to Guard Against Capital Market Bubbles

China’s regulatory authorities have reportedly been telling local banking institutions to “trim” their loan books during 2021 to guard against potential risks resulting from bubbles in domestic capital markets. This, according to an update from Reuters which cited sources familiar with the matter (on March… Read More

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Chinese Fintech Companies Need to Meet Capital Adequacy Requirements with a Maximum of Two Years On March 2nd, Guo Shuqing, Chairman of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) said at a press conference of the Information Office of the State Council that Chinese… Read More

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NUCC: Online Payment Transactions Reach ¥4.98 Trillion During the Spring Festival Holiday During the Spring Festival Holiday of 2021 (February 11th to February 17th), NetsUnion Clearing Corporation (NUCC) processed a total of 7.937 billion online payment transactions, equal to 4.98 trillion yuan. Compared with the… Read More

P2P Bitcoin Exchanges Paxful and LocalBitcoins Report Steady Growth of Global Operations including Asian Markets

LocalBitcoins, a peer to peer BTC exchange service, notes that Bitcoin is “swooping” over the world and Asia is now at “the center” of all the action. LocalBitcoins writes in a blog post that this should come as no surprise given all the opportunities Bitcoin… Read More

Global Fintech Investment Activity Recovered Strongly in H2 2020 after COVID-related Slowdown, $105B Raised via 2,861 Deals

Pulse of Fintech H2’20, a bi-annual report on international Fintech investment developments released by KPMG, notes that global Fintech funding across mergers-and-acquisitions (M&A), private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) stood at $105 billion across 2,861 different deals in 2020. This was reportedly the third-highest… Read More

Stock Trading in Hong Kong has Increased Significantly Compared to Volumes Reported Recently by London Stock Exchange

Stock trading volumes in Hong Kong have reportedly increased by as much as 4x compared to those on London’s main stock exchange, as large tech stocks continue to attract investors from other jurisdictions. Some have referred to Hong Kong’s stock trading as the “Nasdaq of… Read More

China Fintech 50 Report Updated to Reflect Financial Tech Industry’s Rapid Growth, includes AirWallex, JD Digits, OneConnect, WeLab, Others

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Big Four auditing company KPMG recently published its annual selection of China’s top Fintech firms. This year, the China Fintech 50 report was updated to include 100 companies to showcase the financial technology industry’s rapid growth and fast-evolving landscape. The 2020 China Fintech 50 list,… Read More

China’s Nervos, a Major Public DLT Network, Introduces $5M Fund for Blockchain and Fintech Entrepreneurs

China’s Nervos, a major public blockchain network, has introduced a $5 million fund that will provide cash grants to blockchain and Fintech entrepreneurs developing new solutions for “the future” of decentralized finance (DeFi). As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the pledge “comes amid… Read More

Digital Transformation Specialist Fenergo Reveals that Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong Ranked Highest for Issuing Fines for Financial Crimes

A new study by Fenergo, provider of digital transformation, customer journey and client lifecycle management (CLM) software, has revealed that Malaysia ranked the highest for data privacy fines in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Fines from Malaysian authorities totaled nearly $4 billion this past year. Neighboring… Read More

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SWIFT and the People’s Bank of China Digital Currency Research Institute Establish a Joint Venture Public records show that SWIFT has recently established a Financial Gateway Information Service Co., Ltd. in China with the People’s Bank of China Clearing Center and the People’s Bank of… Read More

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The Fintech Committee of the People’s Bank of China Announces Key Tasks in 2021 At the end of January 2021, the People’s Bank of China Fintech Committee meeting was held in Beijing. The meeting summarized the work in 2020 and announced key tasks in 2021…. Read More

First Open Permissioned Blockchain in China’s Blockchain-Based Service Network Launched by Bianjie

Shanghai based Bianjie has launched the “first open permissioned blockchain in China’s Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN), according to the company. WenChang blockchain is said to be powered by Cosmos’ interoperable blockchain ecosystem, WenChang is described as low-cost, user-friendly, open blockchain that allows developers to deploy… Read More

Chinese Fintech Ant Group’s Business Restructuring May Impact its Revenue and Profit Growth, Could Force Firm to Raise More Capital

After facing increasing pressure from Chinese authorities, billionaire Jack Ma’s Fintech firm Ant Group is now focused on restructuring its business operations in order to serve as a financial holding company. The Ant Group has also been focused on positioning itself as an Internet-tech firm… Read More

CBDCs: China’s Digital Currency Might Raise Financial Privacy Issues, National Security Concerns, Political Power Challenge for US

Although not very many technical details of China’s plans for its central bank digital currency (CBDC) have been shared publicly, the virtual yuan is raising privacy concerns and may lead to potential national security issues and problems related to political power. The Digital Currency/Electronic Payment… Read More

Chinese Fintech FinVolution Scores Capital Markets Services License From Monetary Authority of Singapore

  FinVolution Group, a China-based fintech that connects underserved individual borrowers with financial institutions, announced on Tuesday its subsidiary has received the Capital Markets Services (CMS) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to conduct regulated activities in dealing in capital markets products in Singapore. Finvolution reported… Read More

Hong Kong May Lead China’s Financial Integration Efforts with Major World Economies and Promote Digital Yuan Adoption

Hong Kong might lead China’s financial integration efforts with other countries and could also help promote the adoption of the digital yuan, according to government officials. But regardless of what Hong Kong actually does to fulfill its role, the special administrative region of the People’s… Read More

Ant Group and CIMB Owned Online Wallet Provider TNG Digital Is Reportedly Planning to Secure $150M to Support Expansion Efforts

TNG Digital, the digital wallet provider that was launched via a joint initiative between CIMB Bank and China’s Ant Financial (now Ant Group), is reportedly planning to secure $150 million in capital according to a recent report from Reuters. The Malaysian digital wallet operator, owned… Read More

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Meituan to Close its Mutual Aid Platform On January 15th, China’s leading on-demand food delivery platform Meituan announced that it would close its mutual aid platform at the end of this month. Meituan launched this program in June 2019, providing a basic health plan covering… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Firm HASHR8 Says US and other First World Nations Might Make Crypto Mining “A Strategy to Maintain Power”

John Lee Quigley, who’s focused on building Bitcoin media and research products at HASHR8 Inc, a cryptocurrency mining and media firm that aims to support the “decentralized growth” of hashrate (or computing power used to secure digital currency networks) while enhancing the security of blockchains,… Read More

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The Peoples Bank of China Issues the “Administrative Measures for Credit Investigation (Draft for Comment)” On January 11th, the People’s Bank of China (PBC) issued the “Administrative Measures for Credit Investigation (Draft for Comment)” (hereinafter referred to as “Measures”). The seven-chapters of the document covered… Read More

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