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Hong Kong Seeks to Regulate Stablecoins by 2024

Though crypto-assets do not pose a risk to financial stability just yet, they very well might in the near future as this new asset class continues to develop at a rapid pace. The fast-growing cryptocurrency ecosystem, the rising prevalence of

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6 Reasons Why Hong Kong Is The Ideal Place for Fintech Startups

Hong Kong’s business-friendly environment, financial and operational support, strategic position in Asia-Pacific (APAC) and advanced technical infrastructure provide ideal conditions for fintech startups looking to scale, grow and crack the Asian market. Home to more than 460 fintech companies, including

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ByteDance’s Fintech Ambitions in Tatters Amid China Clampdown on Bigtechs

TikTok’s owner ByteDance said on September 01, 2021 that it plans to scale back its fintech business and sell its securities brokerage operations amid regulatory pressure on fintech companies. The firm did not name the business unit it intends to

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China Enters a New Age of Fintech

After a period of rapid growth and innovation, the Chinese Internet sector is entering a new phase of development on the back of new stringent regulations, changing demographics and geopolitical tensions, according to the South China Morning Post’s annual China

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Hong Kong Releases Consultation Conclusions for Virtual Asset Exchange Licensing Regime

Hong Kong’s Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) has released a paper outlining the conclusions to its consultation on a proposed licensing regime for virtual asset exchanges. The Hong Kong government is proposing legislative changes to enhance anti-money laundering

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Ant Group Ordered to Revamp Its Business As Beijing Pursues Crackdown on Tech Giants

On December 26, 2020, four Chinese financial regulators, including the central bank, summoned Ant Group for regulatory talks, ordering the fintech giant to “rectify” its regulatory violations and “return to its payment origins.” Pan Gongsheng, a deputy governor at the

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Open Banking Development Stalls in Hong Kong

More than two years after the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) issued the Open API Framework for the Hong Kong Banking Sector, development of open banking is stalling as the industry “is clouded by uncertainty on data and privacy governance,”

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Taiwan’s First Virtual Banks: The Progress So Far

In July 2019, the Financial Supervisory Commission of Taiwan (FSC) gave its approval for the establishment of three virtual banks, though none of them have launched yet. Line Bank, a consortium led by Japan’s Line, was amongst the three companies

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Robo-Advisors Poised for Growth in China

Though robo-advisors are relatively new in China, they are rapidly rising in popularity, with now roughly 38% of adult Internet users using automated, algorithm-driven financial planning services, according to 2020 survey from Kagan, a research division within S&P Global Market

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Wealthtech Firms Make Their Moves in Hong Kong

With shifting demographics, higher expectations and favorable regulations, wealthtech has become a rapidly growing industry around the world. In Hong Kong, the wealthtech industry is gathering more momentum this year with several notable developments being recorded since the beginning of

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