Financial Regulation 2016 Headlines

Hong Kong regulator to begin review of data privacy laws

Hong Kong will begin a review of its data privacy rules over the next 18 months, with a view to potentially updating them in line with technological developments and changes in European regulation, the territory's privacy regulator said.

Blockchain sends banking regulators back to basics

The 'fintech' sector hoping to revolutionize finance with the adoption of blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, is forcing global financial regulators to start looking at whether they need to change the rules governing markets and banking.

HKEX considering broader rules on reverse takeovers

Hong Kong's stock exchange may implement stricter rules to prevent companies sidestepping scrutiny of reverse takeovers (RTOs) and backdoor listings as part of a broad review of listing rules in the city, a top bourse official said.

U.S. watchdog probes financial regulatory structure

A federal watchdog agency is examining whether financial regulators are doing enough to collaborate and share information to prevent another economic crisis, a senior agency official told Reuters on Wednesday.

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