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Welcome to the quarterly edition of the Baker & McKenzie Asia Pacific Insurance Newsletter. In this issue, we present major regulatory developments in the region:  

  • China's CIRC implements tight measures governing illegal sales of offshore insurance products
  • Hong Kong releases guidance note on reinsurance
  • Indonesia implements a fit and proper test regulation for financial services
  • Japan's FSA inspection of life and non-life insurance companies' M&A focuses on business strategies and function of the boards of directors
  • Malaysia's Central Bank issues a FinTech Regulatory Sandbox allowing regulatory flexibility for financial institutions and fintech companies
  • Philippines' Insurance Commission sets minimum capitalization and financial capacity requirements for HMOs
  • Singapore’s MAS FinTech Regulatory Sandbox relaxes specific legal and regulatory requirements to grow promising innovations
  • Thailand's OIC drafts a notification for insurance transactions through electronic means
  • Vietnam issues the first Draft Anti-Corruption Law
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