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Public Bank CEO Tay Ah Lek overtakes DBS CEO Piyush Gupta as the Asia Pacific’s highest-paid bank chief executive

Fri, 28 Jan 2022 03:32:00 +0800
Tay Ah Lek saw a 6.5% rise in total remuneration to $9.2 million in 2020 despite the pandemic, which was 250 times the average pay Public Bank’s employees received.

Reimagining digital payments in 2022

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 18:54:00 +0800
While the payments landscape has digitally transformed in leaps and bounds, the coming few years will be even more defining for the sector as financial institutions work to adapt better to the pandemic. One of the key developments for this year is ISO 20022.

UOB Group acquires Citigroup’s consumer business in four ASEAN markets

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:09:00 +0800
The transaction covers the consumer banking business of Citi in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The agreement comprises its unsecured and secured lending portfolios, wealth management and retail deposit businesses.

Will stock markets see a historic crash or unprecedented rally in 2022?

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 16:49:00 +0800
Numerous governments and central banks have launched series of fiscal and monetary policies to stimulate the economy while launching various health and security measures to contain COVID-19 and prevent potential casualties and deaths. But financial markets do not seem to have taken notice, powering to yet more new historical highs on the waves of generous state-funded liquidity.

Lawmakers address energy consumption of crypto mining

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 06:43:00 +0800
Governments and regulators worldwide are taking measures to address the negative environmental impact of Bitcoin mining.

DeFi risks and hacks on the rise

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 06:34:00 +0800
2021 marked two trends in the crypto sector: the massive explosion of crypto-assets and the multitude of hacker attacks that led to significant risks.

How DeFi and Web 3.0 will shape the future of finance

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 18:19:00 +0800
CEOs and leaders in the banking industry discussed the impact of emerging technologies and innovations on financial service including the development of new decentralised operating models and Web 3.0, the third generation of the internet.

Ethereum dominates DeFi market, while Terra overtakes BSC as the second largest DeFi blockchain

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 09:41:00 +0800
Ethereum, Terra and Binance Smart Chain (BSC), the top three largest DeFi blockchain networks, represented 76.5% of all DeFi activity. Ethereum is facing stiff competition from other DeFi blockchains and is moving to Ethereum 2.0.

Digital asset outlook 2022: Will the momentum continue?

Fri, 31 Dec 2021 21:00:00 +0800
The total capitalisation of digital assets surged three-fold in 2021, with strong evidence that the momentum is likely to continue into the new year. DeFi users are expected to continue their exponential growth over the next 12 months, with more institutional investors moving into the space, combined with greater clarity over regulators’ stance in the large economies such as China and the US. What challenges and uncertainties could lie ahead to derail the upbeat outlook?

Six crypto-CEOs testified before US-lawmakers on digital assets

Fri, 31 Dec 2021 19:11:00 +0800
Six cryptocurrency industry executives appeared before the US Congress to argue that cryptocurrencies hold promise for the future, as regulators mull how to bring the more than $2 trillion market under government oversight.