Jan 15, 2021 07:11 PM

China bans banks from selling deposit products on third-party internet platforms

[BEIJING] China's banking and insurance regulator on Friday banned commercial banks from using third-party internet...

Jan 11, 2021 04:17 PM

Chinese regulators to push tech giants to share consumer credit data: sources

[HONG KONG] China plans to push tech giants including Ant Group, Tencent and to share consumer loan data to...

Jan 7, 2021 05:50 AM

South-east Asia still a sweet lure for Ant's portfolio companies


CHINA'S reported probe into the investments of Ant Group is more likely to be centred on its homeground for now, and...

Dec 30, 2020 06:01 PM

FTSE Russell could delete more Chinese firms after US bolsters executive order

[SHANGHAI] Global index publisher FTSE Russell said it may delete more Chinese companies from its global benchmarks...

Dec 30, 2020 05:50 AM

Breach of confidentiality


LYNN is an investment officer at a boutique fund management outfit in downtown Raffles Place. She has an advisory...

Dec 29, 2020 01:37 PM

Ant considers holding company with regulation similar to bank: sources

[BEIJING] Jack Ma's under-seige Ant Group is planning to fold its financial operations into a holding company that...

Dec 29, 2020 07:33 AM

Trump administration bolsters order barring US investment in Chinese firms

[WASHINGTON] The Trump administration on Monday strengthened an executive order barring US investors from buying...

Dec 27, 2020 03:28 PM

Indian farmers agree to meet government over contentious farm laws

[NEW DELHI] Leaders of Indian farmers'unions have agreed to meet ministers on Tuesday, possibly paving the way for a...

Dec 27, 2020 03:18 PM

China central bank urges Ant Group to set 'rectification' plan swiftly

[BEIJING] China's central bank urged Ant Group on Sunday to outline a concrete plan as soon as possible to meet...

Dec 27, 2020 12:40 PM

Concord International Hospital ordered to stop healthcare services for lapses in patient safety

[SINGAPORE] Concord International Hospital (CIH) was ordered to temporarily stop the provision of all healthcare...

Dec 20, 2020 02:46 PM

China could restrict bank tie-ups with fintech platforms, official suggests

[BEIJING] China's former finance minister Lou Jiwei suggested that China could restrict the number of banks a single...