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Our research and analysis on Hong Kong
The following in-depth pieces represent our archive of research and analysis on Hong Kong.
Hong Kong's Rmb RTGS system supports its role as global Rmb clearing and settlement platform
Date: May 10, 2013Hong Kong handles 84.6% of offshore Rmb trade settlements, with demand for offshore Rmb financing and investments on the rise.
Author: Wendy Weng
Categories: Asian Banker 500, Cash, Treasury & Trade, China, Databook, Hong Kong, Rmb, Transaction Banking
Keywords: HKMA, RTGS, Dim Sum Bonds
Asian banks keen on pursuing analytics-driven marketing initiatives across channels
Date: May 08, 2013Tapping into high-performance analytics and sentiment analysis the next frontier for banks ready to take the leap.
Author: Levina Lim
Categories: Australia, Channels, Customer Centricity, Data & Analytics, Data Management, FSI Customer Relationship Management , Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Technology & Operations, UAE
Keywords: Real-Time Analytics, CBA, Bank Mashreq, Sentiment Analysis, Big Data, ICICI Bank, Citibank, LBD, OCBC, HSBC, ANZ
Hong Kong banks must deliver a needs-based selling approach to build customer loyalty
Date: May 07, 2013Banks’ core retail deposit generation ability at branch level linked with strength of franchise and customer trust.
Categories: Deposits and Liabilities, Hong Kong, Retail Banking, Wealth Management
Keywords: BEA, Hang Seng Bank, BoC, HSBC
Heightened regulations and changing consumer mind-set challenge retail banking growth
Date: Mar 27, 2013Retail banks in the Middle East and Asia Pacific will need to quickly shift from being account-focused to becoming more customer-centric so as to stay ahead of the curve.
Categories: Brunei, Cards, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mortgage, Regulation, Retail Banking, Risk and Regulation, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, UAE
Keywords: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, AMDB, BNM, Malaysia, Maybank, CIMB, BI, OCBC, UOB, KHFC, Shinhan Bank, Kookmin Bank, HKMA, HSBC, Hang Seng Bank
Rapid economic growth in Greater China helps boost banks' regional rankings
Date: Oct 24, 2012Banks from Greater China have grown in strength and stature, and made their presence felt with complete dominance in AB500’s “Asia Pacific’s Strongest Banks” ranking.
Author: Baron Laudermilk
Categories: Asian Banker 500, China, Databook, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Keywords: Standard Chartered Bank, BoC, HSBC, Hang Seng Bank, Bank of Yingkou, Bank of Guilin, Bank of Nanchang, Bank of Zhengzhou, Post Savings Bank of China, Bank of Chongqing, Bank of Tingkou, Bank of Jiujiang, Bank of Kunlun
HKEx’s Rmb futures launch bodes well for offshore Rmb market
Date: Aug 27, 2012HKEx’s introduction of Rmb futures trading part of broader move towards central clearing of derivatives.
Author: Magessan Raj
Categories: China, Clearing & Settlement, Exchanges, Hong Kong, Markets & Exchanges, Rmb
Keywords: HKEx, Renminbi Futures, Charles Li, Hong Kong Futures Exchange Corporation, Calvin Tai, Conrad Kwok, Beijing
Asian intermediation trend report (2006-2011)
Date: Aug 01, 2012The global macroeconomic volatility has caused increasing financial disintermediation of capital markets in favour of banks, as a result of investors’ increased risk-aversion.
Author: Doron Foo
Categories: Australia, China, Databook, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand
Keywords: Deposit Intermediation, Banking Institutions, Stock Market Capitalisation, Insurance Premiums, Mutual Funds, Assets Under Management, CPF, EPF
Individual Country Profiles - Hong Kong
Date: Jul 20, 2012Each Individual Country Profile includes statistical tables encompassing information on macro environment, population and household demographics, financial service industry profile, banking industry profile, retail distribution, and payment system.
Author: Doron Foo
Categories: Databook, Hong Kong,
Keywords: GDP per Capita, Public Finances, External Debt, Balance of Payments, Inflation, Unemployment Rate, Financial Intermediaries, Domestic Financing, Interest Rates, Deposit and Loan Accounts, Balance Sheet Growth, Asset Quality, Capital Adequacy Ratio, Bank Branches, ATMs, EFTPOS, Credit Card, Debit Card, Cheques