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Citibank becomes first non Asian bank allowed to issue credit cards in China
Date: Feb 13, 2012Citibank obtains the approval of China’s banking regulator to offer credit cards in their own name to local customers.
Author: Baron Laudermilk
High consumer risk and slow loan demand keep Philippine banks off lending to retail clients
Date: Nov 08, 2011Most Philippine banks are still slow on growing their lending portfolio due to only gradually improving risk management and collection abilities and slow demand for consumer loans.
HSBC leans up for emerging market growth with $33b sale of US division
Date: Aug 11, 2011With 30,000 job cuts across the board and the sale of a big US business, HSBC begins global repositioning with a stronger focus on regions with better growth potential.
Author: Wong Wei Han
Interview transcript: AP Hota, Managing Director and CEO, National Payments Corporation of India, June 1st 2011
Date: Jul 01, 2011AP Hota, managing director and ceo of National Payments Corporation of India, discusses the organization of the NPCI, the role of Mobile Money 2.0, liquidity and risk management.
Interview transcript: Aditya Menon, EVP, Global Alliances, Obopay, June 1st 2011
Date: Jun 16, 2011Aditya Menon, EVP of global alliances at Obopay, believes the US service aggregate transcation model is picking up, technologies & partners are critical to success, and P2P transactions have yet to reach critical mass in India.
Banks and telcos cannot outwit each other on mobile payments in China
Date: Jun 01, 2011Fang Fang, senior strategy analyst at Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, sees technical standards and business models as the main challenges to the development of mobile payments in China.
Author: Fang Fang