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US and China reach stalemate

US and China reach stalemate over accounting practices

February 1, 2013

US authorities require Chinese companies listed in the US to abide by certain accounting standards. Many of these Chinese companies are unable to meet such demands because the information contained within their accounts is deemed to be a state secret. Recent fraud accusations involving Chinese companies have only served to highlight this problem, but any sort of resolution appears to be some way off.

The changing face of transaction banking

February 1, 2013

The past year has seen a number of significant changes in the transaction banking arena with regulatory reform and increased competition forcing banks to innovate and evolve. In this virtual round table, The Banker asks senior transaction bankers to reflect on the ways in which they have adapted to the new environment and their outlook for 2013.

Tokyo Stock Exchange CIO plans a smooth running future

Tokyo Stock Exchange CIO plans a smooth running future

January 2, 2013

Tokyo Stock Exchange’s chief information officer talks about implementing the bourse’s cash equities trading platform, a long process that has brought with it many challenges.

What does the future hold for South Koreas leading lights

What does the future hold for South Korea's leading lights

January 2, 2013

As South Korea's economy has developed in recent decades, its major companies have grown in tandem. However, as questions are raised about these companies' lack of contribution to Korean 'society' and concerns are aired over their over-importance to the country's economy, what does the future hold for the likes of Samsung?

The Japan template

Japan: an example to follow or avoid?

December 3, 2012

The wave of international expansions by Japan's banks and corporations in the past year suggest that the country's economy, which has long been struggling to recover from its financial crisis in the 1990s, has finally returned to strength. But Japan is still grappling with domestic difficulties, among them, low growth, large public debt and a mounting energy bill.

Asean over 20 years

Asean over 20 years: Indonesia's triumph over adversity

November 1, 2012

Indonesia's banks suffered heavy setbacks during the 1998 Asian financial crisis, but in the 20 years since, the country's recovery has seen its banking sector outperform the rest of the Association of South-east Asian Nations region.

RQFII puts Chinese asset managers on international stage

RQFII puts Chinese asset managers on international stage

November 1, 2012

Foreign investors have previously accessed Chinese capital markets through the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor scheme, and since December last year the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor scheme – which uses offshore renminbi funds – has broadened foreign investment in China. The development of these products is now gaining momentum, and the scheme has given a first-mover advantage to domestic Chinese firms, putting brands that are little known outside China on the international stage. 

Connecting the world

Transaction banking welcomes a new era of connectivity

October 1, 2012

New networks are being forged in transaction banking as the EU's single market nears completion, the renminbi becomes increasingly internationalised and new mobile technologies speed up and simplify transactions.

Custodians grapple with new demands

October 1, 2012

The landscape for custodians and sub-custodians is about to alter dramatically, thanks in no small part to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, which will make global custodians liable for the actions of their sub-custodians, leading to uncertainty over risk pricing and the future role of sub-custodians.

Rescuing Asian trade TEASER

After Europe's withdrawal: the reshaping of Asian trade finance

October 1, 2012

The effects of the European retreat from trade finance in Asia are now apparent as a number of players are stepping in and new trade patterns are taking shape. 

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