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Renewed impetus helps accelerate industry-wide trade digitalisation efforts but interoperability remains key hurdle
Date: Jun 03, 2019   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Research Note
Pressure on margins from increased competition and compliance requirements is forcing the industry to recalibrate its trade finance offerings. While institutions know that trade digitalisation is important for the future of the business, success relies heavily on deeper coordination and collaboration between the myriad participants in the trade finance ecosystem and technology enablers
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APAC banks in good shape to weather downside risks
Date: Feb 19, 2019   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Research Note
The banking industry in Asia Pacific will continue to be stable, but will face persistent dark clouds and headwinds. Slower growth, trade disruptions, financial asset repricing and high private sector leverage emerge as top industry risks for 2019
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SWIFT focuses on real-time payment at Sibos 2018
Date: Dec 07, 2018   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Post Event Report
This year, conversations at SIBOS centred on customer experience, co-creation, security, and technology resonating deeply with the event theme. As consumers and businesses migrate to the digital channels, financial services providers are mapping their own transformational journeys to drive service innovation
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Solving the “trilemma” of cost, risk and speed in cross-border payment
Date: Nov 07, 2018   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Research Note
As real-time processing becomes the norm in domestic payments, how long would it take for cross-border payments to catch up?
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Pursuing digital enhancements a top priority among regional banks
Date: Nov 07, 2018   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Research Note
Global and regional cash management banks across Asia-Pacific are making substantial investments in digital initiatives to enhance the overall transaction experience of their clients.
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Emerging technologies are bringing speed and efficiency to trade settlements
Date: Nov 06, 2018   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Research Note
Electronic channels and bank agnostic platforms are transforming traditional trade finance functions across Asia Pacific
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Regulation continues to shape bank client relationships
Date: Oct 17, 2018   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Research Note
Implications of new regulations and emergence of digital-only players were hot button issues discussed this year at the Asian Banker Future of Finance ‘Global Transactions Re-invented’ track
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Connecting China to Asia and beyond
Date: Oct 16, 2018   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | News Analysis
This year’s Future of Finance Summit in Beijing discussed China’s Belt & Road Initiative and opportunities and challenges it brings forth for new and traditional modes of financing



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