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Hong Kong seeks global ESG standard adoption to reduce greenwashing

The chairman of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has revealed the regulator is looking to adopt global ESG standards to prevent cases of greenwashing.

Hong Kong has secured $3bn through the sale of denominated green...

The government of Hong Kong has revealed it has raised $3bn through the sale of green bonds denominated in US dollars and Euros.

HKMA reprimands four Asian banks due to AML abuses

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has disciplined four banks due to anti-money laundering (AML) violations for a total imposed penalty of HKD$44.2m.

Hong Kong Stock Exchange publishes updated ESG, corporate governance guidance

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX) has published guidance on climate disclosures as well as an analysis of corporate governance and ESG practice disclosure across 2020-2021.

Hong Kong, mainland China to link regulatory sandbox to aid cross-border...

The monetary authorities in Hong Kong and China have agreed to create a one-stop sandbox platform to help companies develop cross-border FinTech products quicker.

Hong Kong’s first virtual general insurer Avo scores more funding

Avo Insurance Company, which identifies as Hong Kong’s first virtual general insurance company, has secured an additional HDK 260 ($33.4m) in funding.

HKMA initiates first CBDC steps with whitepaper launch

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has begun the first steps of exploring a central bank digital currency (CBDC) with the release of a technical whitepaper.

Hong Kong’s SFC unveils consultation conclusion on AML/CFT guideline amendments

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has published the conclusion of a consultation to amend its anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing guidelines.

China unveils wealth management scheme to strengthen Hong Kong, Macau ties

China has introduced Wealth Management Connect, a scheme that is looking to better connect its southern Guangdong province with neighbours Hong Kong and Macau.

Pet insurance company OneDegree bags Series B1 to support five-year expansion...

OneDegree, which claims to be one of the fastest growing InsurTech companies in Asia, has raised $28m in its Series B1 funding round.

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