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What can we learn from the recent cybersecurity incidents?
Date: Jan 30, 2018   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Research Note
Cyber-threats have become increasingly complex, inflicting high monetary and reputational damages to institutions that, despite various measures, are forced to plan “catch up” to the advanced technology of criminals. As regulators expand advisories, the institutions now need stronger multi-layered cyber-resilient initiatives.
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Creating the next level of client engagement with the Internet of Things
Date: Jan 29, 2018   |   Author: Chris Kapfer | Research Note
The Internet of Things offers potential opportunities in retail and corporate banking and will fuel the rise of new types of clients in the form of smart cities and autonomous artificial intelligence driven market agents.
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VietinBank: Rebuilding the technology foundation for future growth
Date: Jan 26, 2018   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Interviews
Leading the technology transformation in VietinBank, Tran Cong Quynh Lan, the bank’s deputy general director, explains the changes in its technology infrastructure and challenges it faced in the transformation process
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Difficult outlook for Chinese banks in 2018
Date: Jan 22, 2018   |   Author: Alicia Garcia Herrero | Opinion
Banks in China will still continue to seek more stable sources of income and more organic generation of capital
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Assets under management in Asia Pacific show sustained growth trends
Date: Jan 15, 2018   |   Author: Carmina Angelica Olano | Research Note
In general, industry assets under management in selected Asia Pacific countries shows sustained growth trends up to 2018. However, the shares of top banks in total assets under management differ widely, wherein top banks in emerging markets have higher market shares compared to top banks in mature markets.
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Will cryptocurrencies emerge from the shadows of regulation?
Date: Jan 10, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Opinion
Digital currencies have been hogging media headlines, with some countries jostling to attract start-ups in the cryptocurrency and underlying blockchain technology space. But will this bring cryptocurrencies into the mainstream?
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Are cryptocurrencies on the path to becoming mainstream?
Date: Jan 08, 2018   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Research Note
Spurts in prices of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings over the last two years, with start-ups raising millions in minutes, have raised excitement and regulatory attention amid fear of “bubble” and potential losses.
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What we learnt from Swiss private bankers
Date: Jan 05, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Post Event Report
The Swiss banking sector is characterised by its stability. But presently, innovation is needed to enable institutions to deal with the changing regulatory landscape



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