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Asia markets are 'excessively regulated'

3 October 2013 Last updated at 01:59 BST

It's been five years since the global financial crisis - which began after US investment firm Lehman Brothers collapsed.

Since then regulators have looked to prevent a similar meltdown from ever occurring again.

But is there such a thing as too many rules?

The BBC's Leisha Chi posed that question to Mark Austen, the head of the Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, a lobby group that works with financial institutions across the region.

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