Two Currencies One Nation with Invest Hong Kong


Amidst the many foreign trade delegations in attendance at this years’ Money2020, Hong Kong stood out. The inward investment that the Special Administrative Region receives and the IPOs listing on its exchange make it a...

Evergrande – Too Big To Ignore?


The Real Estate industry accounts for more than 15% of China’s economy. 62-year old Hui Ka-yan owns 76 percent of Evergrande, China’s second largest property developer by sales. However, with the South China Morning Pos...

Taliban takeover means Afghanistan risks becoming cradle for global terrorism


The fall of Afghanistan raises the dangers of the country becoming a hotbed of terrorist activity with potentially global reach – whether the Taliban like it or not. The country’s new government may not be able to st...

What is changing the Japanese approach to ESG?


The relationship between Japanese banks and ESG issues has been complicated. Japan has been hit harder than many by a changing environment. In only the last few years, the country has been hit by a number of natural...

China equities: Beyond the recovery


By Frédérique Carrier, Head of Investment Strategy, RBC Wealth Management The recent correction in Chinese equity markets highlighted the uncertainties of the global pandemic recovery. But amid the ongoing transforma...

Is Tesla facing its DeLorean Moment in China?


Back in late 2019, the first Chinese-made Tesla Model 3 was produced in Tesla’s new Shanghai Gigafactory. It took just 168 working days from attaining permits to opening production in the new plant. The initial plans...

How much disruption will Bill Hwang’s Archegos cause Nomura and Credit Suisse?


While the dust is still settling around the Greensill saga, today another story hit the Banking Industry. Bloomberg reported that Nomura said in a statement in Tokyo today that the estimated amount of its claim against...

Why is the Bank of Japan changing its approach to QE?


Less than two weeks ago the Bank of Japan (BoJ) announced it is to abandon its 6 trillion yen annual target for the purchase of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Whilst retaining the upper 12 trillion yen limit to what it c...

Stock Markets in China look Bearish, should you worry?


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


● 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...

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