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The following in-depth pieces represent our archive of research and analysis on News Analysis.
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Relooking the transaction banking value proposition
Date: Nov 30, 2016   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | News Analysis
The combination of slowing global economic growth, record low interest rates, increasing costs of regulatory compliance, and pace of financial disruption that demands greater investments is making many transaction banks relook their business propositions and operating models.
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Singles' Day breaks sales record but shows its weakest growth yet
Date: Nov 24, 2016   |   Author: Janine Marie Crisanto | News Analysis
Alibaba's Singles' Day has surpassed global records for e-commerce sales, taking a total of $17.8 billion this year. However, there are concerns whether the one-day event held every 11th November can sustain its large growth in the coming years.
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Cross-selling scandal at Wells Fargo is overhyped
Date: Oct 24, 2016   |   Author: Research | News Analysis
Wells Fargo is under scrutiny for unauthorised cross-selling and the creation of fake accounts. But was the controversy overblown?
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Broad brush or targeted digital marketing: How much is too much?
Date: Sep 29, 2016   |   Author: Research | News Analysis
P&G’s decision to complement targeted segmented marketing through social media with more broad-based tactics will come as no surprise for banks.
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The merger of equals: What’s next for UAE banks?
Date: Aug 02, 2016   |   Author: Amandeep Ahuja | News Analysis
The boards of directors of National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) and First Gulf Bank (FGB) have approved a proposed merger of the banks, which will create the largest bank in the Middle East and North Africa region.
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The scandal that is shaking Malaysia’s financial sector
Date: Aug 01, 2016   |   Author: Amandeep Ahuja | News Analysis
Malaysia's prime minister Najib Razak, 1MDB, and several international banks are under scrutiny for alleged corruption and anti-money laundering violations.
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Susan Hwee of United Overseas Bank awarded for Bank Technology Leadership Achievement for 2016
Date: May 20, 2016   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | News Analysis
Susan Hwee possesses a strong and successful track record in leading banking technology and innovation across banks. She spearheaded the modular architecture and IT integration within United Overseas Bank and is a pioneer in the electronic funds transfer service in Singapore.
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Reserve Bank of India named Regulatory Institution of the Year in Asia Pacific 2016
Date: May 19, 2016   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | News Analysis
Central banks in Philippines and Singapore also recognised for Best Macroeconomic Regulation and Best Systemic and Prudential Regulation respectively.



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