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Are Thai banks prepared for the next phase in digital competition?

The last four years have been considered the worst for Thai banks in retail banking. Despite a meagre income and loan growth, banks have been working hard to improve operating efficiencies, re-balance portfolios, and build digital platforms…

     
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Technological innovation is a double-edged sword in cybersecurity

Financial institutions, from incumbent banks to alternative financial players, have been experimenting and investing in innovative solutions to address the persistent cyber-threats and attacks from malicious parties.

     
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Incentives collide for China’s Belt and Road

President Xi Jinping’s pet project – “The Belt and Road Initiative” – aims to link Asia, Europe and Africa by rewriting global trade routes. With such a big project, China’s accompanying motivations are also enormous. Be it on an economic,…

     
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Bitcoin exceeds expectations but risk spikes

Bitcoin took the finance services community by storm when it reached its highest price. However, as regulators set up rules on digital currencies, its status as a safe haven currency is now being questioned.

     
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Australian banks show indifference towards AML/CTF rules

Many Australian banks have shown disinterest towards anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism laws, compounded by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre’s initiative towards lack of compliance.

     
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Personalities who will shape China's regulatory reforms: Watch Guo Shuqing

A narrative that is not being discussed on the recent crackdown of several companies, including Anbang, Fosun, Wanda, HNA and Li Yonghong’s Rossoneri in China, is the regulator that drove the entire episode. How will that shape the country’s…

     
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Strengthening Bahrain’s financial system through fintech

Khalid Al Rumaihi, chief executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board, believes that learning from more advanced foreign influences will help Bahrain fast track innovation while securing a sound financial system in the country.

     
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"I’m not going to anticipate an impact from the Trump administration, as they…

Barney Frank, an ex-congressman of the United States, key architect and part-namesake of the Dodd-Frank Act, speaks to The Asian Banker about US President Trump’s attempts to change the bill, which he described as a “disaster”. In February,…

     




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