Education & Training
Microfinance Appreciation Course Hosted by Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. and Rizal Microbank on June 5-7, 2017 in Davao City, Philippines
ABA cordially invites member banks to participate in the Microfinance Appreciation Course that the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) is hosting in Davao City, Philippines on June 5-7, 2017 jointly with its microfinance arm RCBC Microbank.
The Microfinance Appreciation Course is being conducted as part of the ABA s Short-term Visiting Pro
General Meeting & Seminar
ABA Planning Committee meets in Mumbai
The 2017 ABA Planning Committee Meeting was held on March 10, 2017 at The Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, in Mumbai, India, with the State Bank of India as the host organization.
Presided by ABA Chairman Mr. Daniel Wu, President and CEO of CTBC Financial Holding Ltd,. the meeting was attended by 17 representatives of 5 banks from 5 countries, includ
ABA Policy Advocacy Committee Meeting in Mumbai
Ms. Prudence Lin, Chairman of the Policy Advocacy Committee led the discussion of the 2017 Work Program of the ABA Policy Advocacy Committee in Mumbai on March 10.
Ms. Lin thanked the participants for attending the first meeting of the ABA Policy Advocacy Committee for the year 2017. She also expressed her appreciation for the support that members
Expanding economies in Asia deliver 60% of global growth, ADB says
Growth is picking up in two-thirds of the economies in developing Asia, supported by higher external demand, rebounding global commodity prices and domestic reforms, making the region the largest single contributor to global growth at 60 per cent, according to the Asian Development Bank.
In its “Asian Development Outlook 2017”, the ADB
Risk Mitigation in Mobile Banking - By Deenanath Jha and S V N Murty
An article from the March 2017 issue of The Indian Banker, the monthly journal published by the Indian Banks’ Association
Mobile device is a clear and emerging new channel in the space of banking and payments. Mobile has become an integral part of our life and we are more likely to forget our wallet at home than our mobile phone. Mobile sub
Among Member Banks
Bank of Bhutan launches 2 new deposit schemes
To encourage savings in the country, the Bank of Bhutan launched two new deposit schemes, the Flexi Recurring Deposit and Simple Recurring Deposit on March 28. The Flexi Recurring Deposit scheme is an innovative new product that allows customers to deposit variable amounts at any time in the month. Depositors opting for the Flexi Recurring Deposit
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's monetary authority unveils trade finance platform based on blockchain technology
Hong Kong appears set to burnish its credentials as a global trading hub, with its development of a proof-of-concept distributed ledger platform for trade finance using Blockchain technology.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) led this initiative, which was supported by professional services group Deloitte and five of the city’s top ban
World Development Report 2017
Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted or implemented? When they are, why do they often fail to generate development outcomes such as security, growth, and equity? And why do some bad policies endure? This World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law addresses these fundamental questions, which are at the heart
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