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Bad actors want to target the Internet’s infrastructure
May 17, 2019

Bad actors want to target the Internet’s infrastructure

A person walks in a server room in Lulea, in Swedish Lapland. What can be done to prevent criminal and military cyber operations...

Retirement’s financial burden is a global problem
May 16, 2019

Retirement’s financial burden is a global problem

Asian pension systems are facing major challenges. The region is experiencing seismic demographic changes, with rapidly aging populations and declining...

How will automation change the way leaders run companies?
May 6, 2019

How will automation change the way leaders run companies?

An operator checks an articulated industrial robot at a factory near...

Beware of the risks of silent cyber
May 2, 2019

Beware of the risks of silent cyber

An individual walks behind a glass wall with alphanumeric symbols at the headquarters of an Internet security firm.

Blockchain in Asia needs more time and talent to be successful
April 30, 2019

Blockchain in Asia needs more time and talent to be successful

Bangkok business district cityscape as seen from a park. Thailand is one of the first countries in the region to enact cryptocurrency...

What is the future of alternatives to traditional insurance markets?
April 29, 2019

What is the future of alternatives to traditional insurance markets?

There’s been much discussion in risk finance circles over the past decade about...

How to respond to the looming volatility in the Asian infrastructure market
April 16, 2019

How to respond to the looming volatility in the Asian infrastructure market

Laborers work on a bridge under construction in Jakarta, Indonesia. For infrastructure companies operating in South and...

The opportunity for Fintech in Indonesia’s SME financing gap
April 3, 2019

The opportunity for Fintech in Indonesia’s SME financing gap

The Jakarta city skyline at night. SMEs reached 99.9 percent of the total 57.89 million business units in Indonesia, yet there is...

A virtuous cycle within private equity fuels economic growth in India
April 2, 2019

A virtuous cycle within private equity fuels economic growth in India

The private equity industry in India has undergone a seismic shift in recent years. A booming modernizing economy has...

Ignore the SEC’s strengthened stance on cybersecurity at your own peril
March 27, 2019

Ignore the SEC’s strengthened stance on cybersecurity at your own peril

With constantly changing technology, integrated core business processes, and...

Asia on track to claim fintech supremacy from the U.S.
March 1, 2019

Asia on track to claim fintech supremacy from the U.S.

Global venture capital-backed fintech investment reached an all-time high in 2018. Fintech companies backed by venture capital secured $39.57 billion in...

Balancing fintech risks and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific
February 28, 2019

Balancing fintech risks and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region continues to embrace advancements in digital technology that are shifting financial services from a traditional...

Preparing for the age of the digital attacker
February 27, 2019

Preparing for the age of the digital attacker

“Forty percent of businesses … unfortunately, will not exist in a meaningful way in 10 years,” John Chambers, retired Cisco CEO, once...

The construction industry is being reinvented – Here’s how
February 27, 2019

The construction industry is being reinvented – Here’s how

Singapore - This piece is the final part of a weeklong series examining the challenges facing infrastructure around the world. Jon Phillips of the...

Keeping pace with Asia’s evolving robo-advisory regulatory landscape
February 26, 2019

Keeping pace with Asia’s evolving robo-advisory regulatory landscape

The rise of the millennial investor is changing the dynamics of the financial advisory industry. Information accessibility has shaped the attitudes...

P2P lending: Lessons from Asian governments
February 25, 2019

P2P lending: Lessons from Asian governments

The digital transformation that has swept industries from retail to transportation has now set its sights firmly on the financial services...

Financial services are uninspiring. A fresh start may be the solution
February 23, 2019

Financial services are uninspiring. A fresh start may be the solution

The next big wave of innovation in financial services will be driven by existing firms starting with a blank canvas. For an industry whose product—the movement and storage of...

One year after bitcoin’s Big Bust, What’s next for crypto?
February 21, 2019

One year after bitcoin’s Big Bust, What’s next for crypto?

It’s been roughly 10 years since bitcoin was first released as open-source code in January 2009—and the cryptocurrency has seen its fair share of...

How to make insurance blockchain initiatives successful in APAC
February 15, 2019

How to make insurance blockchain initiatives successful in APAC

While Asia-Pacific’s enterprise blockchain ecosystem for insurance is nascent, budding startups and the incumbents increasing their involvement can...

How invoice financing is driving Singapore’s SME growth
February 7, 2019

How invoice financing is driving Singapore’s SME growth

Small and medium-sized enterprises or SMEs are the driving force behind Singapore’s economy. They comprise 99 percent of the country’s 220,100 businesses, employ...

After a brutal year for crypto-assets and Blockchain, What’s next?
January 24, 2019

After a brutal year for crypto-assets and Blockchain, What’s next?

It’s been 10 years since the world was introduced to bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology. Now a household name, bitcoin has spawned hundreds...

How is the definition of money changing in Asia?
January 7, 2019

How is the definition of money changing in Asia?

Singapore - Up until about a decade ago, people in Asia-Pacific countries were largely dependent on banks...

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...

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