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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...

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...

ABA Member Banks join ADB 50th Annual Meeting
May 5, 2017

ABA Member Banks join ADB 50th Annual Meeting

Yokohama - Representatives from ABA member banks and the ABA Secretariat joined other delegates who attended the 50th Annual Meeting of the Board...

Pacific growth to pick up in 2017, ADB Report says
April 6, 2017

Pacific growth to pick up in 2017, ADB Report says

Manila - Pacific economies face gradually improving growth prospects in the next 12 months on the back of stronger economic fundamentals, says a new Asian...

The Asian Banker names HNB as Best Retail Bank and Best Microfinance Product of the Year in Asia Pacific Awards in Sri Lanka for 2017
March 17, 2017

The Asian Banker names HNB as Best Retail Bank and Best Microfinance Product of the Year in Asia Pacific Awards in Sri Lanka for 2017

Tokyo - Hatton National Bank (HNB) received the Best Retail Bank and Micro Finance Product of the Year in Asia Pacific Awards in Sri Lanka for 2017 at The Asian Banker’s ...

ABA Planning Committee meets in Mumbai
March 10, 2017

ABA Planning Committee meets in Mumbai

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...

ABA officers meet with Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
March 10, 2017

ABA officers meet with Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

Mumbai - Thanks to the prior arrangements made by State Bank of India (SBI), ABA Chairman Mr. Daniel Wu had the opportunity to visit the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on...

SBI hosts optional tours for ABA Planning Committee members
March 9, 2017

SBI hosts optional tours for ABA Planning Committee members

Mumbai - The State Bank of India arranged two optional city tours for ABA delegates to provide them the opportunity to experience and get a glimpse of Mumbai...

ABA officers visit Indian Banks Association
March 9, 2017

ABA officers visit Indian Banks Association

Mumbai - A six-person ABA delegation led by ABA Chairman Mr. Daniel Wu made a courtesy call on Mr. V G Kannan, CEO of Indian Banks Association (IBA), on the afternoon of...

CTBC Bank hosts lunch for Taiwanese delegates to ADB Yokohama Meeting
March 5, 2017

CTBC Bank hosts lunch for Taiwanese delegates to ADB Yokohama Meeting

Yokohama - Chairman Mr. Chao-Chin Tung of CTBC Bank Co. Ltd. hosted a luncheon on May 5 for the Taiwanese delegates attending the ADB Meeting and other...

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