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Robo-advisors poised to take off
Date: Jan 23, 2017   |   Author: Richard Hartung | Research Note
Customised financial advice had, for many years, been available almost exclusively to private banking clients or to the mass affluent. However, robo-advisors are offering the same advice to many more consumers. Customers in Asia, from the man on the street to the ultra-wealthy, seem ready to embrace these new robo-advisors.
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Vietnam’s retail banking is playing a risky game
Date: Jan 11, 2017   |   Author: Research | Research Note
Economies of scale, profitability, and developing a comprehensive service proposition remain major challenges in Vietnam's growing retail banking industry. A long-term sustainable future will depend on how banks execute a right risk-reward balance.
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Are ECB's negative interest rates effective?
Date: Jan 10, 2017   |   Author: Atul Desai | Opinion
The ECB’s measures, including negative interest rates are proving to be effective in increasing inflation and reducing the overall risk in the economy. However, banks should adapt continually to the changing environment by adjusting their business models as well as reducing their operating costs and non-performing loans, to stay resilient in the long term.
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Is there still room for Alibaba’s 12.12 in the e-commerce market?
Date: Dec 13, 2016   |   Author: Janine Marie Crisanto | News Updates
Following the success of the Singles' Day, Alibaba has ventured on another e-commerce event dubbed as 12.12, first introduced in 2013. The company has taken advantage of these shopping festivals to push its online presence amidst a strong competition within the e-commerce market.
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IFRS 9: A convergence between accounting and risk management
Date: Dec 01, 2016   |   Author: Sam Ahmed | Research Note
The International Financial Reporting Standards 9 is a forward-looking model that will force the finance and risk departments of various financial institutions to determine how expected losses will arise during the lifetime of the loan. However, the road towards its full adoption by January 2018 appears to be a tough one.






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