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Western banks brace for loan loss surge

October 19, 2020

Write-offs at big banks in the UK, the US and Australia are expected to rise as government stimulus expires, according to Moody’s.

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Khan Bank’s big digital and data push

October 7, 2020

Mongolian lender’s CIO outlines complete IT overhaul to become fully digital bank by 2023.

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Rebuilding for an inclusive and sustainable Asia-Pacific

October 7, 2020

Masatsugu Asakawa, president of the Asian Development Bank, outlines how region can better support its poorest economies.

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Thai banks search for growth in a post-Covid world

October 2, 2020

Thailand’s banks have used the lockdown period to prepare for the eventual return of tourists by investing heavily in digital banking.

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Redrawing Asia’s trade maps

October 1, 2020

As Asia grapples with the aftermath of Covid-19, previous challenges have returned to the fore. 

Asia looks internally for its next growth market

October 1, 2020

Asia is looking at how it can rebuild some of its economic strength as it moves forward from the pain of coronavirus, and boosting local intra-regional trade is gaining ground as a solution. 

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London bridges gap between UK and China

September 24, 2020

Despite the uncertain political climate, London has emerged as a hub for Chinese finance – but Brexit could yet throw a spanner in the works. 

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Australian Senate sets out controversial plans to boost fintech sector

September 11, 2020

Recommendations seek to take advantage of Hong Kong’s decline as a financial centre.

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Islamic banking ripe for ESG rebrand

September 4, 2020

Noripah Kamso, former chairwoman of Bank Rakyat, explains to Kimberley Long how Islamic finance could become mainstream if it prioritises its environmental and social credentials. 

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Multiple payment options create cash management headaches

August 19, 2020

Asia’s multiple payment methods have been widely adopted, but can leave companies struggling with numerous providers and cash flows. 

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