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COVID-19 slows down regulators’ rollout of digital banking licences
Date: May 21, 2020   |   Author: Wang Shenming | Research Note
Regulators in many APAC economies have begun setting the rules and issuing licences for digital banks, but the COVID-19 pandemic has affected some of these plans and initiatives.
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Are central banks issuing digital banking licences to counter the threat of fintechs and big techs?
Date: Mar 20, 2020   |   Author: Ellen Hardy | Feature
Technology has enabled the world of finance to innovate and diversify rapidly in recent years — and regulators have struggled to keep pace until now
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Are governments’ and regulators’ drastic measures enough to fight COVID-19’s economic blow?
Date: Mar 19, 2020   |   Author: Janine Marie Crisanto | Research Note
As cases of COVID-19 accelerate outside of China, affected countries have enacted relief policies with an estimated worth of $3 trillion to cushion the downside impact of the pandemic.
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Restricted growth expected for Singapore banks as COVID-19 continues to spread globally
Date: Mar 16, 2020   |   Author: Janine Marie Crisanto | Research Note
The Singapore banking industry has persevered through challenges in 2019 such as global growth coming under pressure due to geopolitical and trade tensions, but the COVID-19 outbreak will be a greater test to the country’s financial sector stability.
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Bank of Qingdao’s Guo: Corporate governance plays a vital role in banks’ development
Date: Feb 19, 2020   |   Author: Emmanuel Daniel | Interview
Guo Shaoquan, chairman of Bank of Qingdao, speaks about the importance of corporate governance in banks, the local economy and development in rural areas in Shandong, China.
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eKYC in emerging markets opens new avenues for growth
Date: Dec 18, 2019   |   Author: Chris Kapfer | Research Note
With the reprieve on know your customer regulations on certain segments, banks and new challengers are rapidly integrating eKYC into their processes to offer customers an improved onboarding journey
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Saudi Arabia tops Islamic bank ranking, Malaysia dominates share of assets
Date: Oct 29, 2019   |   Author: Wendy Weng | The Asian Banker 500
Islamic banks in Saudi Arabia are the largest and strongest, while Malaysia dominates share of assets
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A demonstration of resilience
Date: Oct 22, 2019   |   Author: Wendy Weng | The Asian Banker 500
Banks in Saudi Arabia and UAE remain the strongest in the Middle East, while South African and Egyptian banks are the leaders in Africa




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