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Memoirs of a Citibank technology warrior - How the bank built the CORE (Part 1 of 4)
Date: Nov 15, 2017   |   Author: Ajit Kanagasundram | Opinion
There is much to learn from Ajit Kanagasundram, former managing director, technology, Asia Pacific at Citibank, who built the bank's global card processing capability from Singapore. This four-part series will reveal his insights into the people processes and decisions made over the years that provide considerable lessons for generations to come.
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The bubble generation manifesto
Date: Nov 14, 2017   |   Author: Vladislav Solodkiy | Opinion
Vladislav Solodkiy, managing partner at Life.SREDA, a Singapore-based financial technology (fintech) venture capital firm, sheds light on what makes up “The Bubble Generation” and how it can unite and affect the world of cryptocurrencies.
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Alibaba’s Singles' Day records $25 billion in sales with “New Retail” strategy
Date: Nov 13, 2017   |   Author: Janine Marie Crisanto | News Analysis
With an increased focus on customer engagement and omnichannel experience, Alibaba integrated its ”New Retail” strategy to blur the boundaries between offline and online shopping.
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Banks explore and experiment with new technologies in building for the future
Date: Nov 08, 2017   |   Author: Janine Marie Crisanto | Sibos Round Up
This year, SIBOS focused the industry's attention on the future of banking and the various technologies and new players paving the way for efficiency, transparency and better customer experience. As institutions relook at their business models and prepare for the future, measures against financial crimes are also strengthened to keep safe in the digital era.
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On the way to the first fintech bank
Date: Nov 08, 2017   |   Author: Vladislav Solodkiy | Opinion
Vladislav Solodkiy, managing partner at Life.SREDA, a Singapore-based financial technology (fintech) venture capital firm, shares his thoughts on the establishment of fintech banks and its difference from traditional banks.
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Hanfor’s Han: “Without the ability to manage your people, you can’t outrun your peers”
Date: Nov 06, 2017   |   Author: Emmanuel Daniel | Interviews
Xueyuan Han, chairman of Hanfor Holdings, shares how the company started its core businesses, the products and services it offers, and the role that financial technology plays in transforming the organisation.
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A look at Asia Pacific's 500 strongest banks in 2017
Date: Nov 03, 2017   |   Author: The Asian Banker | AB500
The Asian Banker annually releases its AB500 ranking and survey of Asia Pacific's strongest banks, an evaluation that is based on a belief that a strong bank demonstrates long-term profitability from its core businesses. Let us take a look at this year's 500 strongest bank in the region.
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Improving customer experience and reviewing business models
Date: Nov 01, 2017   |   Author: Timothy Tay | Research Note
New players and technologies continue to drive change in the transaction banking space in Asia Pacific, causing incumbent banks to focus more on improving customer experience and reviewing existing business models.



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