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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
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
International bank regulation: Right or wrong track?
Date: Apr 29, 2013William “Bill” Isaac, former chairman, FDIC, in his keynote at the 14th Asian Banker Summit, spoke on smarter regulation, greater market discipline, reducing moral hazard, and ending too big to fail.
Author: William Isaac
Categories: Regulation, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Asian Banker Summit 2013, FDIC, Fifth Third Bancorp, Dodd-Frank, US Fed
Affordability the key paradigm in long-term debt sustenance in consumer lending in Saudi Arabia
Date: Apr 24, 2013Having grown its market share in the mortgage business over the last four years, Samba Financial Group plans to transform itself into a diversified retail banking player.
Categories: Mortgage, Retail Banking, Saudi Arabia
Keywords: Eisa Al Eisa, Samba Financial Group, Citibank
Overcoming the effects of global economic and regulatory changes
Date: Apr 22, 2013As banks seek to further their growth strategies, they must be able to cope with complexities of regulatory compliance, technology and operations as well as risk management requirements.
Author: Foo Boon Ping
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, China, Risk and Regulation, Rmb
Keywords: Asian Banker Summit 2013, Financial Integration, Donghyun Park, ADB, Thomas Hoenig, FDIC, William Isaac
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
Open Bank Resolution – an option for banks that are ‘too big to fail’
Date: Mar 20, 2013This concept, which allows failed SIFIs to remain open for business, ensures liquidity and minimises disruption costs within the banking sector.
Author: Deepa Chandrasekhar
Categories: Basel III, Regulation, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Liquidity, SIFI, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Basel Committee of Banking Supervision, Open Bank Resolution
Asian banks embracing gamification in social media and Internet banking
Date: Feb 26, 2013Financial institutions have been toying with gamification techniques for the last ten years. Is Asia ready to take the leap?
Author: Levina Lim
Categories: Channels, Customer Centricity, Mobile Banking, Retail Banking, Technology & Operations
Keywords: Gamification, Barclays, CBA, BBVA, ICICI Bank, CIMB Bank