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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
e-Payments make significant inroads in African nations
Date: Jan 10, 2013GhIPSS and NIBBS seek to create a cashless, electronic payment society through the roll-out of new electronic payment initiatives.
Author: Magessan Raj
Categories: Channels, Payments, Technology & Operations, Transaction Banking
Keywords: GhIPSS, Archie Hesse, ezwich, PDS, GACH, NIBSS, CBN, Adebisi Shonibi, ADD, NIBSS e-BILLLspay, m-Pesa
Basel III's LCR requirements eased to facilitate recovery of global banking system
Date: Jan 09, 2013The Clearing House, a US-based banking body, has noted weaknesses in Basel III’s LCR recommendation and has pushed for revisions, in view of the industry’s struggle to achieve Basel III compliance.
Author: Esther Tan
Categories: Basel III, Regulation, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: The Clearing House, BCBS, Liquidity Coverage Ratio, BIS, Bob Chakravorti, Federal Home Loan Bank, European Central Bank, Liquidity Risk, Mervyn King, GHOS
Are G-SIFIs really practical?
Date: May 24, 2012Regulators’ ultimate aim is for banks to manage their businesses appropriately, implement sensible risk management, and have sustainable business models.
Author: Tiah Wen Li
Categories: Asian Banker Summit 2012, Capital & Strategic Issues, Operational Risk, Regulation, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: G-SIFI, D-SIFI, FSA UK, IMF, BIS, FSB, Christian Hunt, Andrew Kerr, AmBank, Systemic Risk
Japanese banks enter dark patch
Date: Nov 16, 2011July to September profits at Japanese banks shows distinct slide, principally at Mizuho which is laying off 5% of its staff.
Author: Peter Hoflich
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, Japan, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Mizuho Financial Group, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
ICBC dim sum sub debt leads the waves of offshore renminbi activities
Date: Nov 02, 2011The launch of several offshore renminbi products and services underlines sustained demand for access to the currency and related businesses despite global market fluctuations and domestic concerns in China.
Author: Wong Wei Han
Categories: China, Hong Kong, Rmb, Taiwan, Trade Finance, Transaction Banking
Keywords: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of East Asia, Mitsubishi UFJ, Taiwan FSC
Running afoul of regulators shouldn’t become a habit
Date: Oct 06, 2011Citi, facing another series of regulatory infractions in Asia, needs to go back to basics.
Author: Peter Hoflich
Categories: Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Regulation, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Citibank, Bank Indonesia, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, SFC
Tremendous growth in financial services sector reflected in 2011 - 2012 Asian Banker 500
Date: Sep 26, 2011The Asia Pacific region’s financial sector will continue to grow as economic and political risks plague the West and Middle East respectively.
Author: Doron Foo
Categories: Asia Pacific, Asian Banker 500
Keywords: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, ICBC, Bank Size
Implementing Basel III will not be rushed
Date: Aug 22, 2011In an exclusive video interview, José Maria Roldán, member of the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision, speaks on moving past discussing Basel III and moving towards implementation.
Categories: Basel III, Risk and Regulation, Risk Management
Keywords: José Maria Roldán, Banco de España, BIS, G20, Bancassurance, Quality Of Capital