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FRB – Capital flows, Bond markets and Financial stability in Asia
December 13, 2017

FRB – Capital flows, Bond markets and Financial stability in Asia

Taipei – ABA is pleased to forward herewith the message from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco sharing its Special Focus Report on “Capital Flows, Bond Markets and Financial Stability in Asia”.

2017 ABA Year End Report available now
December 13, 2017

2017 ABA Year End Report available now

Taipei – ABA is pleased to present here the 2017 ABA Year-In-Review summarizing ABA's activities in 2017. As the current year comes to a close and the incoming 2018 about to begin, it is an opportune time for us to take stock of our accomplishments

ABA and ADFIAP organize Study Tour on MSME Development Programs and Policies of Taiwan
November 15, 2017

ABA and ADFIAP organize Study Tour on MSME Development Programs and Policies of Taiwan

Taiwan – The ABA jointly organized with the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) the “International Study Tour on MSME...

How Increased Competition Is Shaping Asian Private Equity
November 14, 2017

How Increased Competition Is Shaping Asian Private Equity

Hong Kong - The private equity industry in Asia has seen huge expansion in recent years—assets under management in the region grew more than sixfold between 2006 and 2016...

Cleaning Up Money Laundering
October 24, 2017

Cleaning Up Money Laundering

Money laundering is one of the greatest growth industries of our time. Last year, financial institutions in the United States filed almost 5 million “suspicious activity” reports identifying...

ABA survey on Professional Development Subjects
October 20, 2017

ABA survey on Professional Development Subjects

Taipei - ABA is now working out the schedule of the ABA Professional Development Program for the next two years. For this purpose, we are...

ACRAA held workshop on Indicators for Effective Macroeconomic Risk Analysis
October 19, 2017

ACRAA held workshop on Indicators for Effective Macroeconomic Risk Analysis

Kuala Lumpur – The Association of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia (ACRAA) successfully conducted a training...

Regulatory ‘Sandboxes’ in Asia Can Foster Fintech Innovation
October 17, 2017

Regulatory ‘Sandboxes’ in Asia Can Foster Fintech Innovation

Singapore - The concept of a “sandbox” is widely used in the technology world. A software program goes through multiple iterations, sometimes in the same month...

ABA and ADFIAP launch MSME Development Program – Register now!
October 2, 2017

ABA and ADFIAP launch MSME Development Program – Register now!

Kaoshiung – From a market that was considered too difficult to serve, micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) banking has now become a strategic...

Asia’s ‘Demographic Dividend’ Is Becoming a Tax
September 29, 2017

Asia’s ‘Demographic Dividend’ Is Becoming a Tax

Singapore - Economic growth in Asia and the Pacific has benefited in recent decades from a demographic dividend triggered by declining fertility rates in countries with...

Rising demands from a new generation of HNWIs
September 15, 2017

Rising demands from a new generation of HNWIs

Sydney - Global wealth redistribution and intergenerational shifts continue to reshape high net worth investor (HNWI) requirements and preferred asset allocations. Whereas the core...

ADB – Asia Bond Monitor Series
September 15, 2017

ADB – Asia Bond Monitor Series

Manila – On the back of a brightening global outlook, government bond yields in major advanced economies rose between 1 June and 15 August, with the increase extending to emerging East Asia.

Four countries’ economic conditions to be presented in Mumbai
September 11, 2017

Four countries’ economic conditions to be presented in Mumbai

Taipei - The 34th ABA General Meeting and Conference to be held on November 16-17, 2017 in Mumbai, India, we will once again feature “Discover ABA” section...

ABA partners with Brink Asia & McLennan Companies
September 11, 2017

ABA partners with Brink Asia & McLennan Companies

Taipei – Given the diversity in business practices, customs and cultures among countries in the region, the ABA recognizes the need to develop and implement an...

How to Reduce Cost of Compliance for Financial Services Institutions
September 5, 2017

How to Reduce Cost of Compliance for Financial Services Institutions

Singapore - Asian financial institutions’ compliance costs have increased significantly over the past decade, owing to an environment of growing internal and external...

ABA has a new logo
September 5, 2017

ABA has a new logo

Taipei – The Asian Bankers Association wishes to announce the launching of the new ABA logo as shown above. The new design was the choice of the majority of...

Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia Pacific 2017
September 5, 2017

Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia Pacific 2017

Singapore – We are pleased to share with you the new report on Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia Pacific 2017 launched by the Asia Pacific Risk Center (APRC). This report...

A year has passed since the UK voted to leave the European Union
September 5, 2017

A year has passed since the UK voted to leave the European Union

London - With the political situation in flux, we still know relatively little about the likely future arrangements between the EU and the UK. However, we have learned...

Online registration for the 34th ABA Conference in Mumbai started
September 4, 2017

Online registration for the 34th ABA Conference in Mumbai started

Mumbai – The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to inform all its members that on-line registration is now open for the 34th ABA General Meeting and...

What are the Implications of the Rapid Growth of Fintech in China
August 31, 2017

What are the Implications of the Rapid Growth of Fintech in China

Beijing - China’s fintech market has grown rapidly in recent times, but the potential for the sector’s growth in China remains...

ACRAA Workshop on rating “Infrastructure Projects” to be held September 28-29, 2017 in Bangkok
August 20, 2017

ACRAA Workshop on rating “Infrastructure Projects” to be held September 28-29, 2017 in Bangkok

Bangkok - ABA members are invited to participate in the upcoming ACRAA workshop titled “Opportunities in Infrastructure Projects. A Knowledge...

2018 ABA Conference to be held in Maldives
August 15, 2017

2018 ABA Conference to be held in Maldives

Malé - The Asian Bankers Association wish to inform all ABA members that 2018 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference will be hosted by the Bank of Maldives...

MSME Study Tour of Taiwan to be held Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2017
August 10, 2017

MSME Study Tour of Taiwan to be held Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2017

Taipei - ABA invites bank members to participate in the “International Study Tour on MSME Development Programs and Policies of Taiwan” scheduled to take...

RCBC offers “Microfinance” workshop on October 6-8, 2017
August 5, 2017

RCBC offers “Microfinance” workshop on October 6-8, 2017

Manila - ABA member banks are invited to participate in the Microfinance Appreciation Course that the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) is hosting in Manila...

Former ABA Chairman Rajendra Theagarajah appointed as Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chairman
August 1, 2017

Former ABA Chairman Rajendra Theagarajah appointed as Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chairman

Colombo - 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...

ABA forms Discussion Group on Business Process Re-engineering
July 1, 2017

ABA forms Discussion Group on Business Process Re-engineering

Colombo - The ABA Policy Advocacy Committee recently formed a discussion group to promote cooperation among member banks in understanding business process ...

ABA to Jointly Conduct with SBI a Short-Term Visiting Program
June 11, 2017

ABA to Jointly Conduct with SBI a Short-Term Visiting Program

Mumbai - The ABA is inviting member banks to participate in the short-term visiting program that the State Bank of India is hosting – for the first time – at the State Bank ...

ABA attends Symposium on Risk & Resilience in Global Finance
May 29, 2017

ABA attends Symposium on Risk & Resilience in Global Finance

Singapore - ABA Deputy Secretary Mr. Amador Honrado Jr. represented the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) at the “Asia Symposium: Risk and Resilience...

Espenilla named Governor of the Central Bank of the Philippines
May 8, 2017

Espenilla named Governor of the Central Bank of the Philippines

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has tapped Deputy Governor Nestor Espenilla to head the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)...

SBI Chairperson hosts dinner reception for CTBC officers
May 5, 2017

SBI Chairperson hosts dinner reception for CTBC officers

Yokohama - Representatives from ABA member banks joined other guests in the dinner reception hosted by the Chairperson of the State Bank of India...

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