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Basel capital showdown pits US against Europe
Date: Mar 07, 2017   |   Author: Tanya Angerer | Research Note
Basel regulators are trying to finalise changes on how to calculate banks’ risky assets. But US and Europe are at loggerheads about what these should look like. After postponing a decision in January, and failing to reach a conclusion in early March, a compromise is proving to be tricky.
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Pioneering a mobile-first approach to remittances
Date: Jul 11, 2016   |   Author: Research | Research Note
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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Crowdlending tries to make its mark in Asia Pacific
Date: May 03, 2016   |   Author: Research | Research Note
While crowdlending in Asia Pacific shows early promise, its fate will be dictated by how regulators and banks respond to the challenges they pose.
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Strengthening RMB markets with sophisticated products
Date: Jan 13, 2016   |   Author: Sam Ahmed | Research Note
Efforts to create access to onshore capital markets will prove fruitless without strong product offerings
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Towards free markets
Date: Jan 11, 2016   |   Author: Sam Ahmed | Research Note
Knowing how to ensure safe, stable and well functioning markets is paramount to understanding where markets stand in terms of resilience
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“One Belt One Road” – China’s new growth strategy looks at westwards expansion
Date: Jan 07, 2016   |   Author: Sam Ahmed | Research Note
China’s “One Belt One Road” initiative is a brilliant strategic move but its delivery holds many risks
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RMB: The road gets steeper
Date: Jan 06, 2016   |   Author: Sam Ahmed | Research Note
It is clear that China’s goal of becoming the world’s largest economy by 2020 and the internationalisation of the RMB are two initiatives that are symbiotic in nature. With the recent IMF decision to include the currency in the SDR currency basket, what does the future hold for the RMB?