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Central bank digital currencies breakthrough in Asia

February 25, 2021

China and Cambodia are rolling out central bank digital currencies, well ahead of other jurisdictions. 

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Singaporean sweeteners help financial services investment hold up

February 19, 2021

Government initiatives helped lure foreign banking and fintech investment last year despite Covid-19 crisis.

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Asia’s central banks seek to reassert control with CBDCs

February 17, 2021

Implementation of central bank digital currencies by Cambodia and China may help them achieve greater economic clout on world stage.

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India plans ‘bad bank’ to tidy up struggling banking sector

February 10, 2021

The country’s banks entered the pandemic in poor shape, and the central bank has warned the NPL ratio could exceed 13% this year.

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UK opens new chapter for financial services as it applies to join trans-Pacific trade pact

February 10, 2021

CPTPP could offer opportunities to banking industry as MOU with EU remains uncertain.

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Asia’s rich spur wealth management expansion

February 1, 2021

Asia’s wealth management sector is booming as a new generation of investors comes forward. 


Indonesia's agritechs provide vision of a sustainable recovery

January 28, 2021

Companies are using technology to improve the agriculture supply chain through the promotion of sustainable practices.

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Vietnam's banking system still fragile amid post-Covid recovery

January 27, 2021

South-east Asian country organised a robust response to the pandemic, but concerns remain about its economy.

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Fintech drives Indian financial services investment

January 26, 2021

A huge unbanked population and high mobile penetration offers vast opportunities in fintech.

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How New Zealand is building back better

January 4, 2021

New Zealand’s deputy prime minister and finance minister outlines its approach to the pandemic. 

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