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Absa Bank infused a new sense of ownership and growth after split with Barclays group
Date: Jan 15, 2021   |   Author: Chris Kapfer | Case Study
Despite fierce competition from its local South African peers and some Nigerian banks, Absa emerged as the Best Retail Bank in Africa
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StanChart Ghana's ‘SC Mobile’ digital bank opens new revenue streams
Date: Jan 14, 2021   |   Author: Chris Kapfer | Case Study
Standard Chartered Ghana outperformed major local rivals such as Stanbic Bank and Fidelity Bank in areas such as digital, customer experience, and risk management to win best retail bank in Ghana in 2020. While lacking market competitiveness in its product stack in Ghana, it was voted among the best retail banks in digital channels in Africa and among the most helpful retail banks in its COVID-19 response in the BankQuality Africa Customer Survey
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ICBC advances custody business by strengthening risk control and management
Date: Jan 13, 2021   |   Author: | Co-published
Li Yong, general manager of custody services at ICBC, discusses the development of its custody business in response to the fast-growing and changing asset management industry.
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Ping An Bank ensures business growth through digital transformation and AI integration
Date: Jan 13, 2021   |   Author: | Co-published
Zhang Bin, chief information officer at Ping An Bank, discusses the bank’s digital transformation, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to drive improvement in business performance and the second tipping point of intelligent technology that will enable integrated finance
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Tencent’s Lin: “Demand for cross-border payments and remittance increased during the pandemic”
Date: Jan 11, 2021   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Interview
Forest Lin, corporate vice president at Tencent and concurrently president at Tencent Financial Technology, shares his insights on the impacts of the pandemic on the company, the recent strategic initiatives as well as the outlook for 2021
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$18 billion Gojek-Tokopedia merger brewing after talks with Grab hit a snag
Date: Jan 07, 2021   |   Author: Kevin Luarca | Current Account
Tokopedia and Gojek are reportedly in merger discussion ahead of a planned public listing in Indonesia and the United States
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Biden presidency signals a return to economic multilateralism and renewed ties with China
Date: Jan 07, 2021   |   Author: Mobasher Kazmi | News Analysis
After a tumultuous, often unpredictable and norm breaking term under the Trump Administration, what can Asia and the world expect from the US under incoming President Biden?
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China’s negative yield bonds exacerbate market distortions with limited implications for issuers
Date: Jan 06, 2021   |   Author: Mobasher Kazmi | Research Note
Recent sale of negative yield bonds by Chinese government seen as part of a cyclical trend given historical low interest rates, with negligible impact on corporate issuers