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UOB's Chan: "Companies need to step up cyber risk safeguards amid shift to hybrid…

As hybrid working becomes more commonplace, organisations are grappling with the challenges of putting in place practical and secure remote working arrangements as well as risks from increased reliance on technology and having less control…

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Asia Pacific banks improved average CAR to 15.9% in 2020

Bank of China (Hong Kong), the strongest bank by balance sheet in Asia Pacific in 2020, has the highest capital adequacy ratio (CAR) among banks with total assets of over $100 billion in Asia Pacific at the end of 2020. The bank is well…

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Islamic banks' assets rose 13%

Saudi Arabian Islamic banks continue to display strong financial performance. The growth of Islamic bank assets accelerated despite slowdown in profits

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Saudi Arabian and Egyptian banks demonstrate capital strength as Middle Eastern…

National Commercial Bank and Banque Misr emerged as the strongest bank by balance sheet in the Middle East and Africa respectively in 2020. Banks in Saudi Arabia and Qatar are the strongest in the Middle East, while Egyptian and South African…

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Hong Kong banks prove balance sheet resilience as Asia Pacific players suffer…

Bank of China (Hong Kong) emerges as strongest bank by balance sheet in Asia Pacific in 2020. While the majority of banks in the region maintained adequate capital and liquidity buffers, profitability has weakened amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19 slows down regulators’ rollout of digital banking licences

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…

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…

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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