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The two market models of fintech revolution
Date: Feb 01, 2017   |   Author: David Gyori | Opinion
Having recently spent time with some 40 Vietnamese bankers at a fintech workshop as part of "The Future of Finance Vietnam, 2017" by The Asian Banker, David Gyori discusses the differences that he sees between bankers from the West and East in their attitude towards fintechs.
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New regulation to drive innovation in payments
Date: Jan 30, 2017   |   Author: Shahrokh Moinian | Opinion
On 13th January 2018, the new European Directive on Payment Services “(EU) 2015/2366” comes into application. With just under a year to go, financial services providers are gearing up for change. What will be ‘PSD2’‘s immediate effect and longer-term impact on the payments market?
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Are ECB's negative interest rates effective?
Date: Jan 10, 2017   |   Author: Atul Desai | Opinion
The ECB’s measures, including negative interest rates are proving to be effective in increasing inflation and reducing the overall risk in the economy. However, banks should adapt continually to the changing environment by adjusting their business models as well as reducing their operating costs and non-performing loans, to stay resilient in the long term.
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Can DBS make it work?
Date: Dec 23, 2016   |   Author: Sandeep Deobhakta | Opinion
The “super regional bank” strategy adopted by a few banks in the retail and wealth segment has produced a mixed bag of results. Many banks have lost money in the process. So, is the model flawed or do the problems lie elsewhere?
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The commodities super-cycle: What’s next?
Date: Dec 21, 2016   |   Author: Paul Gardner | Opinion
Paul Gardner, head of structured commodities finance at Westpac, believes that while banks play an important role in managing risk in the commodity supply chain, consumers are also at the forefront of driving change in the commodities super-cycle.
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Singapore’s fintech journey – where we are, what is next
Date: Nov 16, 2016   |   Author: Ravi Menon | Opinion
Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, talks about the general principles guiding the regulator towards the creation of a Smart Financial Centre during the Singapore Fintech Festival - Fintech Conference 2016
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Singapore is creating a fintech ecosystem where innovation thrives
Date: Nov 10, 2016   |   Author: Tharman Shanmugaratnam | Opinion
Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore's deputy prime minister and chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, at the launch of LATTICE80, spoke about how the country is developing a fintech ecosystem, including the venture capital sector that will allow start-ups to thrive.
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The Philippine banking system is well positioned to face the challenges ahead
Date: Oct 12, 2016   |   Author: Nestor Espenilla Jr. | Opinion
Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr., deputy governor, supervision and examination of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, delivers the opening keynote speech at the Philippine International Banking Convention 2016. He emphasises the importance of financial stability and effective banking regulation as a solid platform to build value chain resilience in the region.




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