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Adding value to the retailer is where we focus now
Date: Mar 08, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interviews
Alain Falys, co-founder and chairman of Yoyo Wallet, a mobile payment and loyalty marketing platform in Europe, talks about how the company was founded, the things he learnt from establishing Yoyo Wallet, and its business model
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Building a global loyalty network on blockchain
Date: Feb 14, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interviews
Hana Financial Group has launched an ambitious global initiative to create a shared-loyalty platform that is built on blockchain technology. The group’s deputy president Han Jun-Seong explains
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Reaching beyond the “crypto” community
Date: Feb 08, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interviews
Despite the current turmoil in the cryptocurrency world, Andy Tian, co-founder and chief executive officer of Asia Innovations Group, believes that the underlying blockchain technology has real world benefits and its success rests on extending its reach beyond the crypto community to the end consumers.
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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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Coming out of the shadows
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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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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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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MUFG's Batra: "We will not play catch-up.We will play leapfrog"
Date: Dec 20, 2017   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interviews
Vivek Batra, MUFG’s new general manager and regional head of transaction banking sales for the Asia & Oceania region, discusses how the bank intends to capitalise on its position as a latecomer to the global transaction banking business.

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