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Unabated trade tensions heighten recession risks
Date: Oct 30, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Trendwatch
The lacklustre investment growth prospects for emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) is a cause for concern. Investment growth is subdued and falls below historical averages,
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What can FIs expect at Sibos 2019?
Date: Sep 25, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Sibos Round Up
We look at some of the critical issues and developments confronting financial institutions (FIs) that will be discussed at SWIFT’s annual conference in London, United Kingdom, this year
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A clash of ecosystems that may cause the next major financial crisis
Date: Sep 19, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | News Analysis
Panel debating the likely causes of “The Next Global Financial Crisis” at the closing leadership dialogue of the Future of Finance Summit agreed that it may be precipitated by a clash between the traditional financial industry and an emerging technology ecosystem
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86 400 introduces mobile-first bank in Australia to fully open to the public
Date: Sep 05, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Current Account
The full banking license for 86 400 represents a significant milestone for the neo-bank on the path to broader public launch. The bank, whose name is based on the number of seconds in a day, has been in beta testing for about six months with a selected group of users updating the app more than 30 times.
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Transforming leadership in a changing world
Date: Aug 29, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Trendwatch
We look for leaders who are able to pick the trends that will have significant impact on how banks and the financial services industry operate and to harness the resources and creativity of management to turn such challenges into opportunities to differentiate themselves in the marketplace
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OVO’s Thompson: “We’re moving forward from payments into financial services”
Date: Aug 15, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interview
With OVO approaching its two-year mark in September, The Asian Banker caught up with its CEO, Jason Thompson, to discuss his views on doing business in Indonesia, plans on growing the company, the role of partnerships and the useful lessons learned from China.
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Dubai Islamic Bank’s Chilwan: “Employees will continue to stay relevant in this new digital age”
Date: Jul 31, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interview
In a straightforward interview with The Asian Banker, Adnan Chilwan shares his views on digitalisation and its impact on banking and talks about what drives him to continuously move forward.
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Grab’s Rajiv Chandna: “From a financial services standpoint, we want to enable 100 million customers across Southeast Asia by 2023”
Date: Jul 30, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interview
In an interview with Rajiv Chandna, Grab Financial Group’s head of growth, business development and strategy, The Asian Banker delves into the financial service provider’s cooperation with banks, its partnership approach and what is in the pipeline for 2019.