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The commodities super-cycle: What’s next?
Paul Gardner, head of structured commodities finance at Westpac, believes that while banks play an important role in managing risk in the commodity supply chain, consumers are also at the forefront of driving change in the commodities super-cycle.
The merger of equals: What’s next for UAE banks?
The boards of directors of National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) and First Gulf Bank (FGB) have approved a proposed merger of the banks, which will create the largest bank in the Middle East and North Africa region.
New Singapore crowdfunding rules must balance greed and fear
Proposed changes to crowdfunding rules in Singapore, announced days before the June 24 Brexit vote shook financial markets worldwide, throw into focus regulators’ challenge of balancing financial liberalisation and protecting investors seeking safety in times of turmoil.
Pioneering a mobile-first approach to remittances
The development of digital platforms that enable direct global money transfer is a nascent but fast growing business model from the remittance industry. The model does not envisage traditional banks as part of the long term plans, and competes with the largest global money operators head on.
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