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De-risking and its implications on trade finance in Asia Pacific
Date: Oct 03, 2016   |   Author: Clement Hu | Research Note
De-risking has proved to be more than the exiting of businesses for Asia Pacific’s trade finance industry. A strategic shift is underway which might just change the nature of trade finance for years to come.
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Real-time retail payments and ISO 20022 – two sides of the same coin
Date: Sep 27, 2016   |   Author: Clement Hu | Research Note
The advent of new technologies is driving rapid upgrading of national payment systems around the world that are enabled with rich data and real-time capabilities.
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Blockchain: The race to commercialisation
Date: Sep 27, 2016   |   Author: Clement Hu | Research Note
It is not often that a technology comes along that forces a rethink of traditional business models. Blockchain, a technology that originated from an anti-establishment alternative to fiat currencies, is fast finding applications in a myriad of financial use cases
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Bank of China (Hong Kong) named the Strongest Bank in Asia Pacific in 2016 for third consecutive year
Date: Sep 26, 2016   |   Author: The Asian Banker Editor | Research Note
ICBC (Macau), HSBC, Hang Seng Bank, ICBC, and Public Bank complete the top five strongest banks in the Asia Pacific region.
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Shinhan Bank’s full service biometric-enabled digital kiosks to takeover role of its branches
Date: Sep 23, 2016   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Research Note
Shinhan Bank has launched Korea’s first full service biometric-enabled and unmanned smart digital kiosks that allow customers to do financial transactions through real-time video interaction without the need to visit a physical branch.
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Can the digital payment wave weaken Mastercard's empire?
Date: Sep 22, 2016   |   Author: Research | Research Note
The incumbent outlines its response to an increasingly fragmenting payments landscape offering to support old and new customers alike by helping them de-risk major technology investments with the provision of a gateway service.
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VPBank pushes growth on its retail and SME segments
Date: Sep 05, 2016   |   Author: Research | Research Note
The Asian Banker recently updated the bank profile of Vietnam Prosperity Bank Joint Stock Commercial Bank (VPBank).
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ACB is positioning itself to become Vietnam’s leading bank
Date: Sep 05, 2016   |   Author: Research | Research Note
The Asian Banker recently updated the bank profile of Asia Commercial Bank. The bank is focused on boosting its competitiveness in the Vietnamese market.



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