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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
CBRC issues new wealth management rules to ensure enhanced systemic stability
Date: Apr 03, 2013Launch of CRBC’s fresh regulations to address transparency and accountability of banks’ retail assets as well as a growing shadow banking industry.
Author: Baron Laudermilk
Categories: China, Retail Banking, Wealth Management
Keywords: ICBC, WMP, CBRC, Qian Xiaoyang, Shadow Banking, Private Banking
Asia Pacific banking industry outlook 2013
Date: Feb 19, 2013Regional economies are generally sound, with good long term prospects. While Asian banks grapple with new capital rules in the short term, they are likely to withstand long term stress to their operations.
Author: Manu Bhaskaran
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, China, Indonesia, Japan, Risk and Regulation, Rmb, Thailand
Keywords: BOJ, Federal Reserve, ASEAN, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Shadow Banking, NPL
Making sense of risk management
Date: Feb 14, 2013Chng Sok Hui, CFO of Singapore's DBS, discusses the challenges and importance of bringing multiple functions together as part of an integrated risk management framework.
Author: Foo Boon Ping
Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Management, Operational Risk, Risk & Performance, Risk and Regulation, Singapore
Keywords: DBS, Chng Sok Hui, Ngiam Tong Dow, VaR, CFO, CRO, ICAAP
China attempts to avoid economic hard landing as GDP growth rates continues to contract
Date: Jul 20, 2012Driven by declining manufacturing output and regulators’ reluctance to introduce sufficient stimuli, expectations of an economic hard landing in China continue to gain momentum.
Author: Doron Foo
Categories: Asia Pacific, China, Databook, Japan, Rmb
Keywords: SME, SOE, LGFP, PBoC, CBRC, Wen Jiabao, Shadow Banking, ETF, Brazil
Citic Securities raises $1.7b through HK IPO but markets remain volatile
Date: Sep 29, 2011Citic Securities' $1.7 billion HK IPO marks market’s largest deal since June, standing out in an otherwise cool IPO market as companies across the world delay or cancel their offering plans.
Author: Wong Wei Han
Categories: Exchanges, Hong Kong, Markets & Exchanges
Keywords: Citic Securities, Standard & Poor’s, US Credit Downgrade, Euro Crisis, Sovereign Debt, Market Risk
Downgrade of three major U.S. banks bodes ill for chances of help in stormy waters
Date: Sep 26, 2011Moody’s announced rating downgrades for Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo may lower possibility of government bail-outs for major financial institutions amid changing regulatory landscape
Author: Wong Wei Han
Categories: Credit Risk, Industry Outlook, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Moody's, BAML, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Downgrade
Choppy IPO market raises spectre of credit crisis
Date: Aug 23, 2011Deteriorating market prospects are forcing companies to trim, delay or cancel their initial public offerings in past weeks, revealing signs of a liquidity dry-up and credit crunch for the financial sector
Author: Wong Wei Han
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, Exchanges, Hong Kong, Markets & Exchanges, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: US Credit Downgrade, Euro Crisis, Sovereign Debt, Initial Public Offering
US downgrade and Europe debt crisis a call for banks to re examine sovereign debt holdings
Date: Aug 19, 2011Whilst the US downgrade and Europe debt crisis cannot be considered a viable test of Basel III, banks should now re-think the amount and quality of sovereign debt that they hold.
Author: Tiah Wen Li
Categories: Basel III, Capital & Strategic Issues, Government Finance, Risk and Regulation, Risk Management, Capital Markets
Keywords: Capital, Credit Risk, US Credit Downgrade, Euro Crisis, BCBS