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Our research and analysis on Transaction Banking
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Chinese banks must be able to adapt to current market dynamics to stay competitive
Date: May 16, 2013Remarks by Fan Wenzhong, director general, international department, CBRC, at the China International Banking Convention 2013, on the changing banking landscape in China.
Author: Fan Wenzhong
Categories: Basel III, Capital & Strategic Issues, China, Operational Risk, Regulation, Retail Banking, Risk and Regulation, SME Banking, Trade Finance, Transaction Banking
Keywords: The Asian Banker, China International Banking Convention 2013, Fan Wenzhong, CBRC, FATCA, Market Risk, Credit Risk
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
Key drivers behind Chinese banks going international
Date: May 10, 2013Proceedings report from The Asian Banker’s dialogue on "Building the International Presence of Chinese Banks" on key factors affecting the competitiveness of Chinese banks in a global environment.
Categories: China, Customer Centricity, Innovation, Rmb, Technology & Operations, Trade Finance, Transaction Banking
Keywords: ICBC, Rmb Internationalisation, Bank of China, China Construction Bank, China Merchants Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, China Minsheng Bank
Full participation integral to financial integration in ASEAN
Date: May 08, 2013Proceedings report from the International Banking Conference 2013, held in conjunction with The Asian Banker Summit 2013 on ASEAN financial integration and the transaction banking industry today.
Categories: Basel III, China, Regulation, Risk and Regulation, Rmb, Trade Finance, Transaction Banking
Keywords: Asian Banker Summit 2013, OECD, APN SEPA, FATCA, Dodd-Frank Act, BIS, Shadow Banking, Supply Chain Financing
China must foster inter-region trust and confidence to further Rmb growth
Date: Apr 26, 2013With China’s growing importance as a trading partner in Asia, its ambitions for a bigger role for the Rmb in the international stage may soon be realised.
Author: Donghyun Park
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, Cash, Treasury & Trade, China, Risk and Regulation, Rmb, Transaction Banking
Keywords: ADB, Donghyun Park, IMF, Zhou Xiaochuan, PBoC
China Minsheng Bank creates scale and diversifies risks to drive profitability
Date: Apr 10, 2013Dong Wenbiao, chairman of China Minsheng Bank, discusses the reorganisation of the bank’s main business lines and redefines the rules of the game for MSE businesses.
Author: Foo Boon Ping
Categories: Cash, Treasury & Trade, Trade Finance, Transaction Banking
Keywords: China Minsheng Bank, Dong Wenbiao, MSE, NSOE, ACFIC
Virtual currencies pose attractive alternative to physical money
Date: Apr 10, 2013Bitcoin experienced a spectacular surge in value following Cyprus’ botched bailout attempt. Is the virtual currency a mere bubble waiting to explode, or the future of cash?
Author: Magessan Raj
Categories: Innovation, Payments, Technology & Operations, Transaction Banking
Keywords: Bitcoin, FinCEN, US Treasury, Zip Zap, Alan Safahi, Art Cashin, Amazon, Coins
Mid-sized Chinese banks drive cash management capabilities through SME focus
Date: Mar 12, 2013While ICBC remains the frontrunner in China’s cash management business, BOCOM and CMB have also achieved impressive YoY growth figures.
Author: Baron Laudermilk
Categories: Cash, Treasury & Trade, China, Customer Centricity, Data & Analytics, FSI Customer Relationship Management , Technology & Operations, Transaction Banking
Keywords: ICBC, BoC, BOCOM, China Merchants Bank