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WFE’s Sukumar: “A regulated, transparent market will maintain sanity in a time of turmoil”
Date: Jun 30, 2020   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interview
World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) CEO Nandini Sukumar discusses the initiatives required to ensure the normal functioning of financial markets globally amid the unprecedented disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Grab’s Mehrotra: “The shift towards cashless transactions is here to stay”
Date: Jun 12, 2020   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interview
Ankur Mehrotra, Grab’s managing director, head of financial services, shares the double-digit growth in cashless transactions via GrabPay, emphasising the company’s effort in serving its customers as well as helping offline merchants get online amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Post COVID-19: An unprecedented opportunity to reinvent the future?
Date: Jun 02, 2020   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Trendwatch
While the coronavirus crisis has undoubtedly ravaged nations and economies, it offers an opportunity for the world to hit the reset button and redefine the future for generations to come.
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Digital banks attract more capital as regulators open up markets
Date: Mar 18, 2020   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Trendwatch
In Asia Pacific, South Korea’s Kakao Bank, Alibaba-backed MyBank and Judo Bank in Australia are the top three digital banks that have raised the most capital
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Compressed margins and bad debts will curtail profits in the coming year
Date: Jan 30, 2020   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Research Note
Outlook for the banking industry in Asia Pacific turns negative as the region confronts weaker economic and trade conditions as well as the erosion of investor confidence
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How Chinese HNWIs are changing the wealth management landscape in Asia Pacific
Date: Dec 10, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Trendwatch
The strong wealth creation growth in China is changing the distribution of wealth across Asia Pacific. By 2024, the number of UHNW individuals in the Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at an average of 8% per annum. As a result the wealth management market in the region is undergoing major shifts.
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Unabated trade tensions heighten recession risks
Date: Oct 30, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Trendwatch
The lacklustre investment growth prospects for emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) is a cause for concern. Investment growth is subdued and falls below historical averages,
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What can FIs expect at Sibos 2019?
Date: Sep 25, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Sibos Round Up
We look at some of the critical issues and developments confronting financial institutions (FIs) that will be discussed at SWIFT’s annual conference in London, United Kingdom, this year




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