Standard Chartered takes stake in Linklogis


(Press Release from Standard Chartered) Standard Chartered announced last Thursday its strategic investment into Linklogis, China’s leading supply chain financing platform, to enhance its joint supply chain ecosystem...

The Fintech Souks of the Emirates, Dubai and Abu Dhabi


Ambitious Locals An ambitious place, the United Arab Emirates has always been known to make a splash as it’s the ‘biggest of everything’ design methods can attest to. The city of Dubai is one of the best examples of...

Inside Standard Chartered’s eXellerator


Bank accelerators typically tap the startup world for their next ideas, but not Standard Chartered. Fiona McFarlane sits down with man in charge Dominic Maffei, SC Ventures Lead for Financial Markets and UK/EU, at the...

Treasury Designates China a Currency Manipulator


Washington August 5 - The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 requires the Secretary of the Treasury to analyze the exchange rate policies of other countries. Under Section 3004 of the Act, the Secretary must...

IMF’s World Economic Outlook, July 2019


Still Sluggish Global Growth • Global growth remains subdued. Since the April World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, the United States further increased tariffs on certain Chinese imports and China retaliated by raisin...

Virtual banks set to go live in Hong Kong


As part of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s (HKMA) initiative to usher in a new era of Smart Banking, the next 12 months will see the first batch of virtual banks receive licences and commence operations in the city,...

The case for stablecoins in Venezuela


Venezuela, known to have the largest proven oil reserves in the world, has suffered economic turmoil for years now. Stories of people fleeing the country under increasing political tensions regularly make the headlines....

Morgan Stanley Tops Institutional Investors in Asia


Hong Kong July 16 — Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced that the Firm was voted number one in Institutional Investor magazine’s All-Asia Research Team annual rankings; the first company to achieve the top position...

AIIB reaches 100-member milestone


The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) now has 100 approved members after its Board of Governors today supported the applications of three African countries. The milestone was reached with the addition of Benin...

SGX uses Nasdaq’s Multi-Matching Trading Engine


On June 3, Singapore Exchange (SGX) successfully went live with a new multi-matching trading engine via Nasdaq’s (Nasdaq: NDAQ) Nasdaq Financial Framework for SGX’s securities market. The technology upgrade provides SGX...

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