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Financial institutions need to take extra caution as digital crimes show tremendous spike
Date: May 16, 2013With two Middle Eastern banks hit for $45m in a recent heist, banks will be well-advised to double security efforts to stay one step ahead of persistent cyber crooks.
Author: Wendy Weng
Categories: Operational Risk & Security, Technology & Operations
Keywords: RAKBANK, Bank of Muscat, Loretta Lynch, Cyber Security
Cathay United Bank remodels data warehouse to facilitate a single version of truth
Date: May 14, 2013The bank successfully partnered with Teradata to implement an enterprise-wide Data Management Infrastructure, improving analysis efficiency and risk control capabilities.
Author: Levina Lim
Categories: Customer Centricity, Data & Analytics, Data Management, Operational Risk & Security, Risk & Performance, Technology & Operations
Keywords: Asian Banker Summit 2013, Cathay United Bank, Teradata, MDM, CRM, Data Security, Disaster Recovery
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
Evolution of the intelligent flow monster in trading
Date: May 02, 2013Steve Grob, director of group strategy at Fidessa, explains how playing the scale game successfully within the trading environment will increasingly depend on a changing and more intelligent relationship with technology.
Author: Steve Grob
Categories: Innovation, Markets & Exchanges, Technology & Operations, Trading & Data
Keywords: Fidessa, Steve Grob, Dodd-Frank Act, Swap Execution Facilities, MiFID II, HFT
NBAD achieves top credit ratings in Middle East through robust risk management
Date: Mar 05, 2013NBAD enhanced its credit risk management systems and strengthened its enterprise-wide credit risk framework, with better than average credit ratios justifying its actions.
Author: Esther Tan
Categories: Credit Risk, Risk and Regulation, UAE
Keywords: NBAD, RQA, LRM, EC, Abhijit Choudhury
Opportunity for Asia to capitalise on lessons from market integration initiatives in Europe
Date: Feb 19, 2013Satvinder Singh, global head of trust and securities services and cash management for financial institutions at Deutsche Bank discusses how the bank seeks to help customers negotiate the “new normal”.
Author: Foo Boon Ping
Categories: Trade Finance, Transaction Banking
Keywords: Deutsche Bank, ASEAN Trading Link, CCP, CEE, Target-2 Securities, CSD
Substantial vulnerabilities and downside risks persist in the global economy
Date: Feb 06, 2013Agustin Carstens, governor of Banco de Mexico, feels that the international financial community, as a whole, must enhance its capability to better respond to future crises.
Author: Agustin Carstens
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, Regulation, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Agustin Carstens, Banco de Mexico, IMF, OMT, LTRO, Target 2, ECB, Fragmentation Risk, MAS, Market Risk
Cloud computing gaining momentum as banks seek alternative outsourcing arrangements
Date: Jan 25, 2013Anshuman Singh, CTO, Enterprise Services of HP Asia Pacific and Japan discusses how cloud computing is changing the dynamics of the financial services industry.
Author: Carol Wheatcroft
Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Management, Innovation, Technology & Operations
Keywords: HP, Anshuman Singh, Cloud Computing, Data Security, Data Centre, Hybrid Cloud, IaaS, SaaS
Amendments to Thai banking regulations expected to spur liquidity in financial industry
Date: Jan 10, 2013Recent changes to banking and financial acts will provide a secure and more flexible business environment for Thailand’s corporate and banking segments.
Author: Lalitha Sivanesan
Categories: Regulation, Risk and Regulation, Thailand
Keywords: Bank of Thailand, Bank of Thailand Act, Financial Institutions Act, Liquidity, Financial Institutions Development Fund, Deposit Protection Agency