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Ping An Bank’s ascendency marks tectonic shift in retail banking as it leads in innovation and growth

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 06:28:05 +0800
In 2020, Ping An Bank outperformed its domestic and regional retail banking peers not only in its business growth but also its technology capabilities and innovations.

Mox and ZA Bank lead Hong Kong’s virtual bank race

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 17:16:00 +0800
A year after Hong Kong issued eight digital banking licences, Mox and ZA Bank have emerged as the early leaders. Together with WeLab, the three banks account for 86% of all virtual banking deposit in Hong Kong.

Concentration of cloud providers raises financial stability risks

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:59:00 +0800
The use of cloud technology is gaining traction among financial institutions due to the efficiency, scale and saving that it affords. Regulators however caution that cloud concentration risks could jeopardise financial stability.

R3’s Ghosh: “Asia Pacific countries lead the charge towards CBDCs”

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 05:25:00 +0800
Increased adoption and access to CBDCs is the next step for central banks to push greater use of digital payments. This is an opportunity which countries in Asia Pacific are looking to tap by establishing the necessary governance frameworks.

DiDi’s $4.4 bn listing largest Chinese IPO in US since 2014 as regulation tightens

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 18:47:00 +0800
In June 2021, Chinese ride hailing giant Didi and digital freight platform Full Truck Alliance made their debuts in the US amid the volatile initial public offering (IPO) environment.

BNM receives 29 applications for digital banking licences

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 15:43:00 +0800
Bank Negara Malaysia has announced that it will issue five digital banking licences by next year. So far, BNM has received 29 applications.

Top ten companies with most bitcoin hold over 204,000 in total

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 09:19:00 +0800
Some companies have acquired cryptocurrencies for their corporate treasuries despite the volatility. MicroStrategy, the public company that holds the most bitcoin on the balance sheet, remains bullish on bitcoin.

South African banks grew home loans by 4.1% amid record low interest rates

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 17:06:00 +0800
Standard Bank of South Africa gained market share in home loans, while FirstRand Bank only grew its home loans by 0.2%.

LINE and Hana Bank launch digital-only bank in Indonesia

Mon, 28 Jun 2021 08:12:00 +0800
The strategic partnership between LINE and Hana Bank continues following the launch of digital banking platform LINE Bank in Indonesia. Following the start of operations early this month, Indonesia became LINE Bank’s third market after it launched in Thailand and Taiwan.

Former Philippine President passes away at 61

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 19:02:00 +0800
Former Philippine president Benigno Aquino III, passed away on June 24. Under his leadership, the Philippines sustained strong economic growth and underwent key structural reforms that strengthened the country's capabilities.