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Education & Training

International Study Tour on MSME Finance and Development Programs and Policies of Taiwan
RATIONALE: From a market that was considered too difficult to serve, micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) banking has now become a strategic target of banks due to business development and income opportunities that abound, specifically in the cross-selling of products and services.  In many developing countries, MSMEs serve as engines of
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General Meeting & Seminar

SBI releases 34th ABA General Meeting and Conference Brochure
Host bank State Bank of India (SBI) recently released the brochure of the 34th ABA General Meeting and Conference, which is scheduled to take place on November 16-17, 2017 in Mumbai, India. What’s the Agenda Focusing on the theme “Asia’s Turn To Transform”, this year’s Conference will feature banking leaders, eminent
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Policy Advocacy

ABA forms Discussion Group on Business Process Re-engineering
The ABA Policy Advocacy Committee recently formed a discussion group to promote cooperation among member banks in understanding business process re-engineering initiatives. The ABA Discussion Group is being led by Mr. Dilshan Rodrigo, Chief Operating Officer of Hatton National Bank. Several member banks have designated officers to make a significa
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News Update

Former ABA Chairman Rajendra Theagarajah appointed as Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chairman
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce appointed former ABA Chairman Mr. Rajendra Theagarajah as its new leader during its 178th AGM held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo on June 29, 2017.   Mr. Theagarajah, a veteran banker, succeeds the outgoing Chairman Mr. Samantha Ranatunga, who led the Chamber during the past two years. Mr. Theagarajah is
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Special Feature

Design Thinking: the New DNA of the Financial Sector
By Josemaria Siota, Project Leader at IESE Business School and Inigo Ania, Principal, Financial Services Practice at Oliver Wyman   The financial sector is fending off fintech starups with a new DNA: Design Thinking Photo: Diari La Veu/CC The banking industry has become increasingly concerned over the challenge that emerging fintech
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Among Member Banks

BEA offers HKD time deposit rate of up to 1.28% p.a. and auto-payroll rewards of up to $1,900 for new customers
The Bank of East Asia, Limited (BEA) announced on July 17 the launch of a promotion whereby new customers who open a SupremeGold Account or Supreme Account during the promotional period between now and January 31, 2018 can enjoy a preferential HKD time deposit rate of up to 1.28% p.a. The preferential time deposit rate applies to all 9-month HKD ti
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Personalities

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
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Banking & Finance Newsbriefs

Rising private debt, high property prices leave Hong Kong banks with negative Moody’s outlook
The outlook for Hong Kong’s banking sector over the next 12-18 months remains negative due to rising private sector indebtedness and high property prices, according to Moody’s Investors Service. It said most rated banks’ problem loan ratios remain very low by global standards and should remain stable despite a gradual increase in
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Publications

A Region at Risk: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific
Recent regional climate change projections have consequences for human systems, particularly for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. Asia and the Pacific continues to be exposed to climate change impacts. Home to the majority of the world’s poor, the population of the region is particularly vulnerable to those impacts. Unabated war
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GTR Asia Trade & Treasury Week 2017

Dates:Sep/05/2017-Sep/08/2017

Venue: Singapore

Asian Financial Services Congress 2017

Dates:Mar/02/2017-Mar/03/2017

Venue: Singapore

32nd ABA General Meeting and Conference

Dates:Nov/12/2015-Nov/13/2015

Venue: Taipei, Taiwan

AML & Financial Crime Asia Summit

Dates:Feb/21/2017-Feb/22/2017

Venue: Singapore

Managing Dawn Raids Workshop

Dates:May/11/2017-May/11/2017

Venue: Hong Kong

Financial Inclusion Summit Asia 2017

Dates:Apr/18/2017-Apr/19/2017

Venue: Suntec Singapore

 
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