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China Further Eases Curbs On Foreign Investors, Opens Interbank Bond Market

August 6, 2012 by  
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Chinese authorities have further loosened controls on the investment regime for foreign investors, lowering qualification thresholds and broadening the scope of permissible investments to include the nation’s largest debt market…

Chinese Regulator Proposes Revisions To Rules Governing Fund Management Companies

July 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Financial Services

The China Securities Regulatory Commission June 20, 2012, issued draft revisions to its rules governing fund management companies, proposing changes that would cut red tape and allow more flexibility in how funds manage their business.

ANALYSIS: Indian Government Further Relaxes Rules On Qualified Foreign Investors

July 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Financial Services

The Qualified Foreign Investor (“QFI”) route was initially introduced by the Securities Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) vide Circular No. CIR/IMD/DF/14/2011 dated August 9, 2011, whereby QFIs were permitted to invest in mutual fund schemes.

Chinese Securities Regulator Pledges To Further Ease Restrictions On Foreign Investors

June 7, 2012 by  
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China’s securities regulator pledged during May 2012 to further ease restrictions on a 10-year-old program that allows foreign investors to tap China’s domestic stock market.

Taiwan Stock Exchange Adopts New Rules On Foreign Issuers Sponsoring TDRs

May 28, 2012 by  
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When a foreign issuer that sponsors Taiwan Depositary Receipts (“TDRs”) applies with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (“TWSE”) for listing, it is required to provide the TWSE with its audited financial statements for the TWSE to understand its financial status.

ANALYSIS: U.S. Listings May Be Making A Comeback: Is The United States A Viable Option For A European Company?

May 14, 2012 by  
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The Securities and Exchange Commission May 9 sued Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu’s Shanghai affiliate for allegedly “willfully” failing to provide documents to the agency regarding a client under SEC investigation (In re Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd., SEC, Admin. Proc. File No. 3-14872, 5/9/12).

ANALYSIS: The U.S. Volcker Rule And Its Restrictions On Fund Activities: A Primer For Non-U.S. Financial Institutions And The Fund Managers That Market To Them

May 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Financial Services

As has been well publicized, the Volcker Rule is expected to have a significant impact on the global financial markets, changing the way that they operate in important ways, including how securities are underwritten, markets are made and financial institutions generate revenue.

Swiss Government Seeks Approval Of New Collective Investment Rules

April 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Financial Services

The Swiss government is seeking to implement early next year new rules on collective investment schemes aimed at bringing Swiss practices in line with European Union rules.

China More Than Doubles Quota For Foreign Investment In Stocks, Bonds

April 16, 2012 by  
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Chinese authorities have more than doubled the amount foreigners can invest in the country’s stock and bond markets, in the latest move to ease restrictions on foreign investment, liberalize its capital markets, and strengthen domestic exchanges.

Reserve Bank Of India Expands Investment Opportunities For Foreign Venture Capital Investors

April 2, 2012 by  
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The Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”), with RBI/2011-12/452/A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 93 dated March 19, 2012 (“Circular”), has allowed Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) registered foreign venture capital investors (“FVCIs”) to invest in eligible securities (equities, equity linked instruments, debt, debt instruments, debentures of a venture capital undertaking or a venture capital fund, and units of schemes/funds set up by a venture capital fund) by way of private arrangement or purchase from a third party.

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