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How much do you know about Blockchain?
December 28, 2018

How much do you know about Blockchain?

Singapore - Blockchain is attracting huge amounts of attention, but its implications are often poorly understood. Starting today, BRINK is running a five-part series...

Moving from KYC to KYB: ‘Know Your (Customer’s) Behavior’
December 26, 2018

Moving from KYC to KYB: ‘Know Your (Customer’s) Behavior’

Singapore - Correspondent banking is a lucrative business model—but one that is by its very nature high risk. Compliance...

The battle for E-Wallet Supremacy in Southeast Asia
December 25, 2018

The battle for E-Wallet Supremacy in Southeast Asia

Singapore - Across Southeast Asia, there is a fierce battle raging for e-wallet dominance. E-wallets, digital or mobile...

Asian banks need to rethink digital banking
December 18, 2018

Asian banks need to rethink digital banking

Singapore - As Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba expands beyond online retail, it is shaking up staid state banks—and drawing regulators' attentions—after...

Fintech in ASEAN—Collaboration is key
December 14, 2018

Fintech in ASEAN—Collaboration is key

Singapore – With a population of over 600 million people, the ASEAN region is considered an expansion opportunity for fintech companies, given the large potential customer base that fintechs...

The meteoric rise of Venture Capital in Asia
December 13, 2018

The meteoric rise of Venture Capital in Asia

Hong Kong - The venture capital market in Asia is breaking all previous records: Unprecedented sums of capital have been raised in the past few years, there is a record...

How can we evaluate an infrastructure project’s success—or failure?
December 4, 2018

How can we evaluate an infrastructure project’s success—or failure?

London – This piece is part of a weeklong series examining the challenges facing infrastructure around the world. Jon Phillips of the Global Infrastructure...

Singapore’s Asset Management Industry surges
November 23, 2018

Singapore’s Asset Management Industry surges

Singapore - Singapore’s asset management industry witnessed strong growth in 2017, growing 19 percent on a year-on-year basis, according...

Sustaining the rise of P2P lending in Southeast Asia
November 16, 2018

Sustaining the rise of P2P lending in Southeast Asia

Singapore - Peer-to-peer (P2P) business loans have fast risen to complement more traditional financial institutions, helping small and medium enterprises grow. Asia...

Driving growth in Asia’s fintech sector
November 15, 2018

Driving growth in Asia’s fintech sector

Singapore - The emergence of fintech brings to market new solutions to increase efficiency and financial inclusiveness in the areas of payments, lending, broking...

Fintech investment in China surges to record highs
November 14, 2018

Fintech investment in China surges to record highs

China - The fintech sector in China has seen a surge in investments over the past five years, with $18 billion invested in the sector in the first half of 2018 alone...

From zero to $1 billion: P2P lending in Indonesia
November 13, 2018

From zero to $1 billion: P2P lending in Indonesia

Jakarta - In late 2015, when I first presented my business plan to a group of financial professionals in Indonesia, it was met with strong skepticism...

Corporate Interest Rate and Forex Risk in times of volatility
November 9, 2018

Corporate Interest Rate and Forex Risk in times of volatility

Singapore - Unprecedented market liquidity in the past 10 years has created significant imbalances around the world. The hunt for yield has pushed more and more...

Data is revolutionizing risk finance—Here’s how
November 8, 2018

Data is revolutionizing risk finance—Here’s how

Singapore - New ways of using data are starting to revolutionize risk finance—the heart of the historically slow-to-change insurance industry. Pools of data and...

Can Infrastructure Keep Pace with Progress in Asia?
October 15, 2018

Can Infrastructure Keep Pace with Progress in Asia?

Singapore - The Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at 5.6 percent for 2018/2019 and continue to be the main driver of global economic growth, according to the International Monetary...

You’ve just suffered a cyber incident – What are the legal risks?
February 5, 2018

You’ve just suffered a cyber incident – What are the legal risks?

Australia - On 22 February 2018, a mandatory reporting regime will commence in Australia. Under the new regime, if an entity has reason to suspect that personal information may have been accessed or disclosed without...

How to revolutionize a banking system
February 5, 2018

How to revolutionize a banking system

Sydney - Sydney's central business district behind the iconic Opera House. Australian banks will shortly launch a revolutionary new payment method called New Payments Platform. In the next few weeks, Australian banking will launch a revolutionary new payment...

The rise of robo advisers in wealth management
February 1, 2018

The rise of robo advisers in wealth management

Singapore - An online platform provides financial recommendations to an elderly investor in Shanghai. Asia is moving towards new data-driven investment approaches over the next decade. Asia is on the verge of a significant disruption in financial management. Rising..

The peer-to-peer lending opportunity in Southeast Asia
January 26, 2018

The peer-to-peer lending opportunity in Southeast Asia

Singapore - The current peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and fintech phenomenon can be traced back to its modest beginnings in the UK and the U.S. At the turn of the century, they served as a form of arbitrage service to help credit card debtors reduce their interest...

What’s the future of Blockchain in China?
January 24, 2018

What’s the future of Blockchain in China?

Shanghai - Much as the 800-year-old Magna Carta provided the framework for modern-day governance through the rule of law, the nine-year-old bitcoin white paper has proven to be the framework for digital governance through codified law. Through bitcoin...

Risks to Asia’s sweet spot of solid growth
January 12, 2018

Risks to Asia’s sweet spot of solid growth

Singapore - Several high rise buildings under construction on the Jakarta skyline. The next decade in Asia may be led by the region’s tiger cubs of India, Indonesia and the Philippines. As we noted in a recently published

Asia’s sweet spot of solid growth to stretch Into 2018
January 5, 2018

Asia’s sweet spot of solid growth to stretch Into 2018

Singapore - High-rise buildings stand under construction in Beijing's central business district in 2017. For Asia, the year was a sweet spot of solid growth. A year ago, Nomura’s Asia 2017 Outlook report was titled “Sailing Into the Storm.”

Shaping Asia’s Fintech future
December 19, 2017

Shaping Asia’s Fintech future

Singapore - The central business district in Beijing. Six of the seven largest fintech companies are from Asia, where the most prominent hubs—Singapore, India, and China—are becoming centers of global fintech innovation and adoption. The financial technology market in...

How Blockchain can shake up Asia’s remittances market
December 18, 2017

How Blockchain can shake up Asia’s remittances market

Singapore - Office employees walk past a logo of remittance bank Western Union at the financial district of Manila. Remittances are pivotal in Asia's economies. Globalization is now. International commerce has never been more...

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