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    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...

    The Fintech Souks of the Emirates, Dubai and Abu Dhabi

    Asia
    20/11/2019

    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

    Asia
    12/08/2019

    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...

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