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Central banks accelerate digital currency plans as PBOC surges ahead
Date: Sep 07, 2020   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Feature
Central banks are undertaking extensive work on digital currencies to improve the cost, security, speed and reach of transactions to eventually accelerate the growth of cashless ecosystems, with the Chinese central bank seemingly ahead
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Harnessing the power of ecosystems to turn disruption into opportunity
Date: Dec 16, 2019   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Research Report
Global financial service providers are engaged in race to build communities and create compelling and trustworthy ecosystems
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Embracing technology to navigate the complexities of trade compliance
Date: Nov 08, 2019   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Research Note
The rising costs of compliance and due-diligence have motivated trade finance providers to find innovative solutions aimed at accelerating the process of trade transformation.
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Meeting aspirations of corporate treasury for enhanced financial decision-making
Date: Oct 03, 2019   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Research Note
As the role of corporate treasury evolves beyond its traditional core functions of cash and liquidity management, banks are making substantial investments into new technologies to simplify corporate to multi-bank connectivity.
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Renewed impetus helps accelerate industry-wide trade digitalisation efforts but interoperability remains key hurdle
Date: Jun 03, 2019   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Research Note
Pressure on margins from increased competition and compliance requirements is forcing the industry to recalibrate its trade finance offerings. While institutions know that trade digitalisation is important for the future of the business, success relies heavily on deeper coordination and collaboration between the myriad participants in the trade finance ecosystem and technology enablers
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APAC banks in good shape to weather downside risks
Date: Feb 19, 2019   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Research Note
The banking industry in Asia Pacific will continue to be stable, but will face persistent dark clouds and headwinds. Slower growth, trade disruptions, financial asset repricing and high private sector leverage emerge as top industry risks for 2019
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SWIFT focuses on real-time payment at Sibos 2018
Date: Dec 07, 2018   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Post Event Report
This year, conversations at SIBOS centred on customer experience, co-creation, security, and technology resonating deeply with the event theme. As consumers and businesses migrate to the digital channels, financial services providers are mapping their own transformational journeys to drive service innovation
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Solving the “trilemma” of cost, risk and speed in cross-border payment
Date: Nov 07, 2018   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Research Note
As real-time processing becomes the norm in domestic payments, how long would it take for cross-border payments to catch up?




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