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"Regulators have ‘upped their game’ in ways that would have been considered to be very ‘un-regulator-like'"
Date: Apr 20, 2017   |   Author: Serdar Guner | Opinion
Serdar Güner, director of supervision at the Dubai Financial Services Authority, in a speech during The Future of Finance, Middle East and Africa 2017, discussed how the regulator is facilitating innovation amidst the changes happening in the global financial and regulatory landscape.
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Mystery shopping becomes an important supervisory tool in retail banking
Date: Apr 18, 2017   |   Author: Janine Marie Crisanto | News Analysis
Rapid developments and increasing competition in the retail banking landscape require greater need for closer supervision and monitoring from industry regulators to protect the rights of the consumers.
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The taming of the Chinese insurance industry
Date: Apr 07, 2017   |   Author: Research | News Analysis
China’s insurance industry is undergoing transformation as the authorities try to reign in the speculative practices of some players.
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"We have made a conscious decision to adopt fintech"
Date: Mar 29, 2017   |   Author: Rasheed Al-Maraj | Opinion
H.E. Rasheed M. Al-Maraj, governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain, in his keynote address during the Middle East & Africa Fintech Forum 2017 discusses the efforts of the central bank to enhance the quality and competitiveness of services in the financial sector through fintech.
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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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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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The financial sector has to build new capabilities to power the digital economy
Date: Nov 17, 2016   |   Author: Tharman Shanmugaratnam | Speech
Tharman Shanmugaratnam, deputy prime minister and chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, spoke about the critical factors that will drive the success of fintech during the Singapore Fintech Awards 2016.
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Singapore’s fintech journey – where we are, what is next
Date: Nov 16, 2016   |   Author: Ravi Menon | Opinion
Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, talks about the general principles guiding the regulator towards the creation of a Smart Financial Centre during the Singapore Fintech Festival - Fintech Conference 2016




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