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Asia Region Funds Passport: draft rules a step towards a regional market for managed investment funds
The Asia Region Funds Passport will create a regional market for managed investment funds and give Australian fund managers an opportunity to increase their presence in Asia.
An Australian subsidiary of Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation raises $500m on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Insurance specialist Will Harrison has joined the Minter Ellison in Perth as head of insurance and corporate risk: Asia and Western Australia.
The federal government has confirmed there will be ‘single-sided’ reporting for Phase 3B entities.
According to Minter Ellison partner Richard Batten, the federal government’s enhanced adviser register will not have a profound effect on financial planners or consumers.
John Elias and Struan Lloyd share insights into how the new regime will apply to Australian entities and some of the issues that are likely to arise.
On 16 September 2014, the OECD issued its report titled ‘Countering Harmful Tax Practices More Effectively, Taking into Account Transparency and Substance’.
Minter Ellison believes Australia needs a ‘macroprudential’ body with powers to address issues outside the current financial system regulatory parameters.
The FSI panel will be hard pressed to find evidence to support fundamental change to the structure of the banking sector that might flow into regulatory change, according to Richard Batten.
Minter Ellison financial services partner Richard Batten has welcomed the FSI Interim Report as a comprehensive survey of all issues affecting Australia’s financial system.
Baosteel Resources Australia and Aurizon Operations recently announced a joint conditional off-market takeover offer for all of the outstanding ordinary shares in Aquila Resources.
The People’s Bank of China released the Administrative Measures for the Foreign Exchange Purchase and Sale Business Provided by Banks on 22 June 2014.
Investor Daily has cited Minter Ellison’s client alert ‘FOFA regulations finally made’ prepared by financial services specialist partner Richard Batten.
A new derivative reporting regime will commence in Australia in 2015.
Asaleo Care, advised by Minter Ellison, has completed its initial public offering (IPO) of shares and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange.
This edition of Governance News provides a synopsis of Minter Ellison’s weekly summary of corporate law and governance developments in Australia and overseas.
The Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014 was made on 26 June and registered on 30 June.
ASIC cuts highlight the need for better financial planning self-regulation, according to Richard Batten from Minter Ellison.
Report 393 reviews market practice concerning protection of confidential, market-sensitive information.
On 12 May 2014, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange issued the Rules on the Foreign Exchange Administration for Cross-border Guarantee.