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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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P2P lending: Collaboration will be the key to success
Date: Feb 15, 2017   |   Author: Research | Research Note
Fintech, the latest buzzword in the peer-to-peer lending sector, has carved a niche for itself in a short span of time. As banks tighten their seat belts for the new-age disruption, they are showing strong affinity towards collaboration with the marketplace lenders to secure their customer proposition.
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New competitors are catalysts for growth in mobile payments
Date: Feb 06, 2017   |   Author: Research | Research Note
Mobile payments are expected to surge in the next few years, driven by technology and analytics. However, banks are facing tough challenges from non-bank competitors offering more attractive services.
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DBS – Preparing for a digital future
Date: Jan 27, 2017   |   Author: Research | Research Note
DBS Group’s retail and wealth business has been accelerating income generation since 2013. However, the bank continues to face an uphill struggle with some of its overseas retail markets.
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Vietnam’s retail banking is playing a risky game
Date: Jan 11, 2017   |   Author: Research | Research Note
Economies of scale, profitability, and developing a comprehensive service proposition remain major challenges in Vietnam's growing retail banking industry. A long-term sustainable future will depend on how banks execute a right risk-reward balance.
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What we learnt from the digital disruptors in China
Date: Jan 06, 2017   |   Author: Research | Proceedings Report
The Asian Banker China Innovation Tour 2016, held from November 21 to 25, offered insights into the operations, strategies, technologies and values that innovative Chinese e-commerce and fintech companies develop and deploy. They provide a roadmap for organisations attempting to compete in the new connected and digitised marketplace.
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Will digital-only money transfer operators impact the global remittance market?
Date: Dec 09, 2016   |   Author: Research | Research Note
Digitisation in the cross-border money transfer industry might leave fewer opportunities for incumbent banks and operators to grow. How they cultivate alliances and digital innovation to stay ahead of competitive will be critical moving forward.
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CEO remuneration 2016: Piyush Gupta of DBS is highest paid executive in APAC
Date: Nov 07, 2016   |   Author: Research | Datafiles
Piyush Gupta, chief executive officer of DBS Singapore, received the highest remuneration among bank CEOs in the Asia Pacific region in 2016, while top executives of many Chinese banks had high reductions in their compensations.



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