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Stock Markets in China look Bearish, should you worry?

Asia
25/03/2021

Many of us have been observing the dip in equities markets in China this week. Stock Markets in Hong Kong and Shanghai have both been dropping on consecutive days, while Shenzhen has also dropped, although not as badly....

APAC banks race to revitalize innovation initiatives as the pandemic reveals digital gaps – Backbase

Asia
04/03/2021

● Digital banks experienced over 300% customer base growth compared to traditional incumbents● 60% of APAC banks will leverage AI/ML technologies for data-driven decisions● 44% of the top 250 banks across APAC will work...

The Puzzle of the Japanese Yen’s Safe-Haven status

Asia
10/02/2021

There is currently a considerable amount of market optimism surrounding the performance of Japanese stocks. The Nikkei 225 – the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s price-weighted index that is calculated daily by the Nihon Keizai S...

The Launch of China’s Digital Yuan: Innovation or Surveillance?

Asia
21/01/2021

China is planning to launch the digital version of the Yuan. The digital yuan is an example of a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Other central banks like Sweden and Bangladesh, are also planning to issue a digital...

How is BNY Mellon helping its people to be Digital Natives?

Asia
10/12/2020

On Monday Jane Fraser spoke to Sopnendu Mohanty, the Chief FinTech Officer of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), about the importance of Singapore and Asia to Citi, both because of the wealth creation taking pla...

Never mind Leipzig, can China deliver?

Asia
16/06/2020

In three months’ time, China’s formidable president Xi Jinping was due to travel to the German city of Leipzig for a summit hosted by Angela Merkel and including the 26th other EU member state leaders. But September’s s...

Follow the Belt & Road Initiative, not the Yellow Brick Road

Asia
04/06/2020

#Djibouti #Gwadar #BRI #BeltRoadInitiative #HSBC Some of you might remember the Silk Road being in the press and on Netflix because Ross Ulbricht was arrested in 2013. Ross allegedly made a darknet market website usi...

Hong Kong – Modern Banking Wars

Asia
02/06/2020

#StandWithHongKong #NationalSecurityLaw On a January day in 1841, as Lieutenant William Hall guided the East India Company’s first British ocean-going iron warship, Nemesis, towards the Bocca Tigris on the Pearl Rive...

The Huaqiengbei Electronics Market & the Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Asia
14/05/2020

Is Shenzhen the best example of a City of the Future? Many of us woke up this morning to see another flurry of Tweets from Donald Trump, this time warning the federal pension fund to divest its portfolio from Chines...

Standard Chartered takes stake in Linklogis

Asia
14/01/2020

(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...

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