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Markets only value banks they can understand
Date: Sep 09, 2011In an exclusive video interview, Michel Accad, CEO of Gulf Bank, Kuwait, discusses the managing a bank in times of crisis, lending weakness and portfolio quality, and operating profitably in a restricted market.
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, Risk and Regulation, Risk Management
Keywords: Michel Accad, Gulf Bank, Liquidity, Derivatives, Bad Loans, Asset Valuation, Arab Spring
Bank of America sells $8.5b stake in Chinese bank
Date: Sep 07, 2011Moves to raise tier-1 capital through sale of non-core assets results in Bank of America Merrill Lynch selling half of its 10% stake in Beijing based China Construction Bank.
Author: Timothy Shim
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, China, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Bank of America, China Construction Bank, State Administration of Foreign Exchange, National Social Security Fund, CITIC Securities
Creating fans, not customers, key to success
Date: Sep 05, 2011Anthony Thomson, chairman of Metro Bank, United Kingdom, discusses consumer trends and the customer experience during his speech at the China International Banking Convention 2011.
Author: Anthony Thomson
Categories: China, Customer Centricity, Regulation, Retail Banking, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: China International Banking Convention 2011, Metro Bank, Liquidity Risk, Customer Experience
The renminbi may be rising, but FX markets still need to stay international
Date: Aug 26, 2011Thio Chin Loo, senior currency analyst at BNP Paribas, feels that Hong Kong’s role as an international FX centre will be too dependent on China while Singapore offers a more global and sustainable infrastructure.
Author: Thio Chin Loo
Categories: Exchanges, FX market, Markets & Exchanges, Rmb, Singapore, Capital Markets, Performance Measurement
Keywords: BNP Paribas, Rmb, Tradable Currency, CNH, FX Derivatives, Foreign Exchange
A long term view in a period of uncertainty
Date: Aug 24, 2011In an exclusive video interview, Mark Tucker, group CEO of AIA, discusses rebuilding the agency network, the importance of distribution channels, investments, and their relationship with banks.
Categories: Bancassurance, Exchanges, Islamic Banking, Markets & Exchanges, Regulation, Retail Banking, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Mark Tucker, American Insurance Association, AIG, Listing, Prudential, Agencies, Channels, Investment
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
Interview transcript: Mark Tucker, group CEO, American International Assurance, August 18th 2011
Date: Aug 19, 2011Mark Tucker, group CEO, American International Assurance, discusses importance of distribution channels, investments, and their relationship with banks.
Author: Mark Tucker
Categories: Bancassurance, Exchanges, Markets & Exchanges, Retail Banking
Keywords: Mark Tucker, American Insurance Association, AIG, Investment, Channels, Agencies, Listing, Prudential
Balanced approach in using sovereign bonds as risk management tool crucial for Asian Banks
Date: Aug 16, 2011Michael Zerbs, president and COO, Algorithmics, feels that regulations favouring holding sovereign bonds perpetuate concentration risk, especially for Asian banks that lack access to deep markets.
Author: Michael Zerbs
Categories: Basel III, Capital & Strategic Issues, Government Finance, Risk and Regulation, Risk Management, Capital Markets
Keywords: Sovereign Bonds, Liquid Assets, Derivatives, Central Clearing, Euro Crisis, US Credit Downgrade, S&P, Market Risk, Diversification, Algorithmics
Development of China’s compliance, risk management and anti-money laundering
Date: Jul 19, 2011Proceedings report from the international dialogue on compliance, risk management & AML held in Beijing, China, June 15th 2011, on issues specific to AML in China’s compliance in 2010/2011.
Author: Wensi Ma
Categories: China, Operational Risk, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Anti money laundering, Compliance