Latest articles from Kimberley Long

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SEBA Bank takes its crypto banking to Asia

March 21, 2023

Amy Yu, the newly-appointed Asia-Pacific CEO at SEBA Bank, talks about the evolution of crypto in Asia, and how customers are responding to recent shocks within the sector. 

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China moves towards TLAC launch

March 15, 2023

China’s largest banks are preparing to increase their capital raising to meet their requirements, and are weighing up the benefits of onshore versus offshore investors in the face of rising interest rates. 

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Funding Asia-Pacific’s infrastructure projects

February 21, 2023

Asia has a wide infrastructure gap, which was further exacerbated during the Covid-19 pandemic. As countries look to new ways of raising financing, innovative structures and a focus on renewables is helping to lure in new investors. 

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Philippines outlines five-year growth plan

February 7, 2023

The Philippines has announced an ambitious five-year plan to capitalise on strong economic results. 

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China reopens with consumer spending boost

January 30, 2023

Three years after the start of the pandemic, China has dropped its zero-Covid rules and fully reopened its economy. While GDP for 2022 was sluggish, renewed consumer spending forms the basis for recovery in 2023.

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Data residency laws frustrate Asian banks’ cross-border activity

January 23, 2023

As Asia looks towards greater levels of connectivity, banks are struggling to work out how to operate within ever more stringent data protection laws.


Buy now, pay later revolution starts to slow

December 21, 2022

The buy now, pay later model has shaken up global e-commerce like no other innovation in recent years.


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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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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