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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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Is this the end of Hong Kong’s fintech talent exodus?

September 21, 2022

In recent times the talented have made their exit among swathes of other Hong Kongers, but signs of a reversal are solidifying.

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Numberless payment cards prove a mixed bag

September 12, 2022

Banks worldwide are increasingly launching cards without numbers. Do they offer enhanced security, or are they just a fad?

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Point Carbon Zero: playing safe while trying to save the world

August 12, 2022

Sustainability is becoming a fintech mainstay, with initiatives launching across the globe.

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Singapore banks boosted by Citi’s business

March 3, 2022

The acquisition of Citi’s retail operations across several Asian markets will give two of Singapore’s biggest banks additional clout across the region. 

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HSBC steps up Asia shift with Singaporean insurance acquisition

August 20, 2021

The UK bank’s pivot to the region faces challenges amid fierce competition and Western tensions with China.

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Asian banks ramp up regional expansion drives

August 18, 2021

In the face of saturated local markets, banks in Japan, South Korea and Singapore are increasingly looking elsewhere in the region.

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Singapore leads in cleaning up the crypto industry

August 6, 2021

The regulator’s ‘in-principle’ approval of a cryptocurrency exchange is part of a global push to tackle fraud and scams in cryptoassets.

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