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Chinese Capital Markets
China's financial regulatory authorities continue to take action to limit the risk of defaults on bank loans, particularly real estate loans. Meanwhile, China has decided to adopt international bank regulatory standards, unveiling its own version of Basel III in April.
Japan’s Supreme Court refused to hear Yoshiaki Murakami and his fund management company’s appeal of their insider trading conviction, which was previously upheld by a lower appellate court. Given that Mr. Murakami unquestionably acted unfairly and illegally, the Court’s dismissal of the appeal was the right decision but questions remain about the reasoning behind it.