Education & Training
Maybank conducts successful ABA short term training program in Kuala Lumpur
Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) successfully conducted a two day ABA Short Term Visiting Program in its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on January 18-19, 2017. The program was attended by 10 delegates from 5 member banks. It featured 8 different topics presented by senior officers of Maybank.
The first session on “Maybank Internation
General Meeting & Seminar
ABA takes part in the Association Management Course conducted by PCAAE
ABA Deputy Secretary Mr. Amador Honrado Jr. attended the Association Management Course organized by the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE) on February 16, 2017 at the A. Venue Hotel in Makati City, Philippines.
Attended by some 35 representatives of various member associations of PCAAE, the one-day course is part
ABA calls for inclusive MSME financing for banking growth and business sustainability
The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) stresses the need for banks and financial institutions to play a significant role in making micro and small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) commercially bankable through a diversity of capacity building initiatives.
In a position paper issued at the end of the 33rd ABA General Meeting held on November 10-11, 2016
OECD sees lots to worry about in the global economic outlook - By Mark Deen, Bloomberg
The global economy may not be strong enough to withstand risks from increased trade barriers, overblown stock markets or potential currency volatility, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
While forecasting a pickup in growth this year and next, it said the pace is still too slow and warned there’s m
What you can expect from FinTech in 2017 - By Chirag Kulkarni, Fortune
Financial technology may still be in its early stages, but 2016 was nonetheless a whirlwind year for the FinTech world. And it’s about to get even better. According to the annual FinTech Report, cumulative investment globally will exceed $150 billion in 2017.
Here’s what experts at the Commercial Equipment Marketplace Council (CEMC) co
Among Member Banks
BoB launches agency banking service in Genekha
The Bank of Bhutan (BoB) launched its agency banking service under BoB Connect in Genekha, Thimphu on February 24. Royal Monitory Authority governor Dasho Penjore launched the service by awarding a BoB Connect authorized agent certificate to Aum Leki Pem, the first agent to be appointed under the new service. The agent will provide basic banking se
Mohaiyani first woman chairman of Maybank
Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has appointed Datuk Mohaiyani Shamsudin as chairman of the board, making her the first woman to clinch the position in the country’s largest bank.
Mohaiyani, 68, takes the helm from Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor, who will be stepping down on March 31, 2017.
Megat Zaharuddin has been chairman of the ba
Banking & Finance Newsbriefs
Hong Kong economy grew 1.9 percent in 2016, finance chief reveals
Hong Kong’s economy grew by just 1.9 percent in 2016 despite 3.1 percent growth in the fourth quarter, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said in his maiden budget on February 22.
Chan attributed the modest growth mainly to the impact of the grim global economic situation on Hong Kong’s trade performance, particularly in early 2016.
Firing Up Regional Brain Networks: The Promise of Brain Circulation in the ASEAN Economic Community
ASEAN is on the threshold of substantially expanding the regional mobility of the highly skilled, but member states must address a number of challenges.
The ASEAN goal of encouraging intraregional mobility must be understood in the context of changing population dynamics, rising educational levels and aspirations, and increasingly dynamic-if compl
Managing Dawn Raids Workshop
Venue: Hong Kong
Asian Financial Services Congress 2017
AML & Financial Crime Asia Summit
32nd ABA General Meeting and Conference
Venue: Taipei, Taiwan
Financial Inclusion Summit Asia 2017
Venue: Suntec Singapore
Financial Compliance Asia Summit