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Malaysia initiative targets capital market growth

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The country’s capital market regulator aims to bolster digitisation and SME access to finance, but it is failing to address fundamental problems.

Singapore’s banks increase profitability but risks loom

November 22, 2022

Increasing interest rates and debt risk could spell trouble for banks. 

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MAS and NY Fed join forces for wholesale CBDC experiment

November 21, 2022

Boosting interoperability and speed while cutting risk, wholesale CBDCs would be a boon for cross-border settlements but are still very much in the experimental phase, making co-operation between central banks vital for success.

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Singapore-China green finance agreement signals regional trend

November 17, 2022

A set of new sustainable development initiatives is establishing Singapore as a green finance hub and hints at Beijing’s broader intentions in the region.

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Alami looks to tap into Indonesia's Islamic savings boom

October 26, 2022

As appetite for sharia-compliant banking services in Indonesia grows, Alami Sharia chief executive Dima Djani speaks about how the country's Islamic banking sector differs from that of Malaysia and the Middle East.

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Digital yuan development provokes Australian response

October 24, 2022

As China develops its digital currency, Australia tables a bill that aims to set an example for the region in monitoring and reporting requirements.

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Asia’s M&A flows carve new stream

October 21, 2022

M&A activity across Asia has been down on 2021’s bumper year, but there are pockets of resilience.

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Australia to benefit from real-time payments

September 29, 2022

Consumers now have access to real-time payments through the PayTo system, with business access to follow, generating a host of advantages.

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Digital bridge for Asia’s gender gap

September 29, 2022

Kimberley Long explores how digital finance and mobile banking are addressing the financial access issues faced by women that incumbent banks cannot reach. 

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SCB 10X prepares for the future of banking

September 28, 2022

SCB 10X, the venture investment arm of Siam Commercial Bank, is exploring the developments which could reshape how we do banking. Tai Panich, CEO and chief investment officer of SCB 10X, tells Kimberley Long about her plans. 

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