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Another gloomy year ahead?
2016 was a challenging year for financial institutions. The prospect of worsening global trade relations became more apparent following the Brexit vote and the victory of US president-elect Donald Trump. What is the outlook for Asia Pacific's banking industry in 2017 amid such volatility and uncertainties over the global geo-political landscape?
Briefing on the China Innovation Tour 2016: What we learnt from the digital disruptors in China
Matt Dooley, founder and managing director, Connected Thinking and Foo Boon Ping, managing editor, The Asian Banker summarise the key insights gained from leading institutions that delegates visited during the China Innovation Tour 2016 from November 21 to 25, 2016.
Vietnam’s retail banking is playing a risky game
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.
Are ECB's negative interest rates effective?
The ECB’s measures, including negative interest rates are proving to be effective in increasing inflation and reducing the overall risk in the economy. However, banks should adapt continually to the changing environment by adjusting their business models as well as reducing their operating costs and non-performing loans, to stay resilient in the long term.
Remembering a stalwart of the industry: Chuah Mei Lin
Chuah Mei Lin, executive director of the Association of Banks in Malaysia, passes away at 55.
What we learnt from the digital disruptors in China
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.