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Bitcoin exceeds expectations but risk spikes

Bitcoin took the finance services community by storm when it reached its highest price. However, as regulators set up rules on digital currencies, its status as a safe haven currency is now being questioned.

     
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Personalities who will shape China's regulatory reforms: Watch Guo Shuqing

A narrative that is not being discussed on the recent crackdown of several companies, including Anbang, Fosun, Wanda, HNA and Li Yonghong’s Rossoneri in China, is the regulator that drove the entire episode. How will that shape the country’s…

     
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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.

     
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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.

     
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TAB Live on Brexit: London will not lose its financial significance

Ahmed Maan Tabaqchalli, chief investment officer of Asia Frontier Capital in UK, and Philippe Paillart, former chief executive officer of DBS Group, discuss the future of London, Europe, and the global economy after Britain decided to leave…

     
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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…

     
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UK and Brexit: the economic implications

UK’s historic vote to leave the European Union is now likely to be followed by a long process of negotiating the exit and the new relationship.

     
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Crowdlending tries to make its mark in Asia Pacific

While crowdlending in Asia Pacific shows early promise, its fate will be dictated by how regulators and banks respond to the challenges they pose.