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Heightened regulations and changing consumer mind-set challenge retail banking growth
Date: Mar 27, 2013Retail banks in the Middle East and Asia Pacific will need to quickly shift from being account-focused to becoming more customer-centric so as to stay ahead of the curve.
Categories: Brunei, Cards, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mortgage, Regulation, Retail Banking, Risk and Regulation, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, UAE
Keywords: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, AMDB, BNM, Malaysia, Maybank, CIMB, BI, OCBC, UOB, KHFC, Shinhan Bank, Kookmin Bank, HKMA, HSBC, Hang Seng Bank
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
CIMB standardises loan decisioning and credit scoring system to enhance risk management
Date: Jan 07, 2013Centralisation of CIMB’s business rules and scorecards created greater precision in retail credit loan evaluation and approval decision whilst streamlining workflow processes.
Author: Foo Boon Ping
Categories: Consumer Credit, Operational Risk, Retail Banking, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Malaysia, CIMB, CRDE, LOS
Customisation and end-to-end information integration key focus of Malaysian transaction banks
Date: Dec 17, 2012Proceedings report from The Asian Banker Breakfast Roundtable Dialogue on key trends and best practices in transaction banking, key areas of concern and investment focus among Malaysian transaction banks.
Author: Levina Lim
Categories: Cash, Treasury & Trade, Operational Risk & Security, Payments, Technology & Operations, Trade Finance, Transaction Banking
Keywords: Malaysia, Revenue Management, Data Security, Customer Segmentation, End-To-End Automation
Islamic banking finds high growth in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia
Date: Oct 12, 2012A combination of strong GDP growth and heightened domestic demand make Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia key to future HSBC Islamic banking plans.
Author: Alice Yang
Categories: Indonesia, Islamic Banking, Retail Banking, Saudi Arabia
Keywords: HSBC, Stuart Gulliver, Malaysia, Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank
ASEAN Trading Link participation to help region compete with bigger markets
Date: Sep 21, 2012Bursa Malaysia and SGX’s link-up via ASEAN Trading Link expected to contribute to an increase in trade volume, which could in turn help attract liquidity and capital into both markets.
Author: Magessan Raj
Categories: Exchanges, Markets & Exchanges, Transaction Banking
Keywords: Bursa Malaysia, SGX, SET, ASEAN Trading Link, Reyl Singapore, Tajuddin Atan, Daryl Liew, Magnus Bocker
Should Asian exchanges adopt high frequency trading systems?
Date: Jul 18, 2012Asian exchanges are not as interconnected as those in the West, so there is a lower chance of a flash crash, so should they go for HFT?
Author: Tiah Wen Li
Categories: Data & Analytics, Exchanges, Markets & Exchanges, Risk & Performance
Keywords: HFT, AMM, Algorithmic trading, Dodd-Frank, IOSCO, SEC, Volcker Rule, Datuk Tajuddin Atan, Bursa Malaysia
Citi Malaysia’s decision management function thrives on a set of best practices
Date: Dec 28, 2011Simon Lim, director of decision management of Citi Malaysia feels the biggest challenge in running the decision management business is the lack of skilled resources.
Author: Tiah Wen Li
Categories: Data & Analytics, Risk & Performance
Keywords: Simon Lim, Decision Management, Data Quality, Personal Data Protection Act, Citibank, Malaysia
Islamic finance still lacks unity of purpose
Date: Mar 07, 2011Islamic finance may be the answer to shock-resistant banking, however a proper framework governing all aspects of the sector needs to established immediately, says Tun Musa Hitam, chairman of the World Islamic Economic Forum.
Author: Tun Musa Hitam
Categories: Financial Institutions, Islamic Banking, Regulation
Keywords: Malaysia, Singapore, London, Ethical Finance, Socially Responsible Investment, Tun Musa Hitam