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Beware of the returning bears
Date: Feb 01, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Trendwatch
The world is currently experiencing such favourable conditions for growth that some economists have described them as "Goldilocks" or "just right". However, there is a flipside, it will not last.
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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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The splintering of the global regulatory world
Date: Jan 04, 2018   |   Author: Tanya Angerer | Opinion
The pace of regulatory reform has been relentless since the global financial crisis. From D-SIBs, TLAC, MiFID 2 to FRTB, the chain of regulatory acronyms that banks have to grapple with seem endless. Yet, are these measures working to make the banking system more secure or does their complexity cripple banks’ efficiency?
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CFOs: More can be done to offer global standards and automated solutions
Date: Jan 03, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interviews
Banks can do more to provide global solutions to facilitate standardisation and automation of routine cash and treasury management processes, and enable collaboration across business units to increase corporates’ finance performance



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