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Concentration of cloud providers raises financial stability risks

The use of cloud technology is gaining traction among financial institutions due to the efficiency, scale and saving that it affords. Regulators however caution that cloud concentration risks could jeopardise financial stability.

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Central banks work to link multiple CBDCs across borders

Several central banks are in different stages of implementing fiat digital currencies. Beyond domestic and retail applications, national central bank digital currencies (CBDC) can also be linked to facilitate cross-border and wholesale…

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What will ASEAN payment integration achieve?

ASEAN member countries have taken steps to advance cross-border interoperability of standardised quick response (QR) code for payments and introduce innovative real-time remittances, in order to achieve cross-border real-time retail payments…

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WFE 2020 Market Highlights: “Global exchanges hit new highs amid disruptive…

WFE has just published its latest market highlights report that studied the impact of the events of 2020 on markets across capitalisation, listed companies, IPOs, volumes and value traded in multiple assets classes including equities, derivatives…

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DBS 2020 net profit falls 26% as fourth quarter performance reveals weakness

DBS full-year 2020 net profit fell 26% to SGD 4.72 billion ($3.5 billion) despite record operating profit of SGD 8.43 billion ($6.3 billion) as total allowances quadrupled and net interest margin hit new low

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Asia Pacific banks' outlook dims as uneven recovery impacts asset quality and…

Significant risks to asset quality and profitability persist for banks in the region as start of COVID-19 vaccination may not ensure sustained and even economic recovery

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World Bank warns coordinated global response still needed to avert protracted…

The World Bank expects growth in emerging markets and developing economies in East Asia and Pacific to rebound to 7.4% in 2021 as the pandemic subsides with more widespread COVID-19 vaccination. However, should there be a protraction of…

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Grab-Singtel, SEA Group, ANT and Chinese consortium win new digital bank licences…

After a COVID-19 led delay, the Monetary Authority of Singapore finally announced the winners of four of five digital banking licences that it planned to issue, with some notable contenders missing out.


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