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ABA joins “Asia AML/CFT Summit 2019”
September 19, 2019

ABA joins “Asia AML/CFT Summit 2019”

ABA Deputy Secretary Mr. Amador Honrado Jr. represented the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) at the “Asia AML/CFT Summit 2019” organized by the Fintelekt...

Erste Group CEO Andreas Treichl named “Banker of the Year”
September 12, 2019

Erste Group CEO Andreas Treichl named “Banker of the Year”

Euromoney magazine recognizes Andreas Treichl for his contribution to the development of the banking sector in...

Driving ESG investing in Asia
September 1, 2019

Driving ESG investing in Asia

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) and Oliver Wyman, with the support of the Asia Pacific Risk Center (APRC), have collaborated on the report...

How banks in Asia-Pacific can survive in an age of declining profitability
August 29, 2019

How banks in Asia-Pacific can survive in an age of declining profitability

Cutting down branches and migrating banking services to online and mobile channels are key to keeping costs down.

Impact Investing In Asia
August 27, 2019

Impact Investing In Asia

Impact investing is defined by the intention to generate positive and measurable social and environmental impacts alongside financial returns. Fundamental to the growing...

ABA invited to “China’s Capital Market Global Conference”
August 23, 2019

ABA invited to “China’s Capital Market Global Conference”

The ABA wish to invite its members to join the “China’s Capital Market Global Conference” to be held on September 5, 2019 at the Grand Kempinski Hotel...

Navigating cyber risk quantification
August 22, 2019

Navigating cyber risk quantification

As investments in Cyber Security increase, many Boards and C-Suite executives are asking “how much is our true exposure to potential cyber losses?”, “how do we know our investment in Cyber Security is...

Developing the risk function of the future
August 21, 2019

Developing the risk function of the future

The role of the risk manager has always been to understand and manage threats to a given business. In theory, this involves a very broad mandate to capture all possible risks, both current...

ABA newsletter – August issue
August 20, 2019

ABA newsletter – August issue

Taipei – The 2019 August issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

Advancing Cyber Risk Management: from security to resilience
August 18, 2019

Advancing Cyber Risk Management: from security to resilience

Since 2017, risk experts have consistently ranked large-scale cyber attacks and data fraud among the top five mostly likely risks around the the world. Despite growing...

“ATM Innovation & Security Congress” – November 19-21 in Kuala Lumpur
August 17, 2019

“ATM Innovation & Security Congress” – November 19-21 in Kuala Lumpur

ABA would like to invite its members to join the ATM Innovation & Security Congress to be held on November 19-21...

Governing digital transformation and emerging technologies
August 16, 2019

Governing digital transformation and emerging technologies

A convergence of global trends over the last 20 years, including the boom in global data traffic, online users, connected objects, and access to cloud computing...

Early Bird Registration for 2019 ABA Conference in Makati – Discount available
August 15, 2019

Early Bird Registration for 2019 ABA Conference in Makati – Discount available

The Asian Bankers Association is delighted to inform members, friends and partners that registration to the 36th ABA General...

Time to switch rates: Preparing for the Libor transition
August 14, 2019

Time to switch rates: Preparing for the Libor transition

It has been almost two years since Andrew Bailey, CEO of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), announced that the FCA would not compel panel banks to submit...

Global insurance prices are on the rise
August 13, 2019

Global insurance prices are on the rise

Global commercial insurance prices rose by 6% in the second quarter of 2019 (see Figure 1), nearly double the increase that the first quarter had. This increase represents the largest increase in the...

The threat from the cloud: How cyber intruders exploit third parties
August 9, 2019

The threat from the cloud: How cyber intruders exploit third parties

There’s growing concern within intelligence communities that hostile governments could cyber-invade...

36th ABA Conference’s online registration is ready
August 5, 2019

36th ABA Conference’s online registration is ready

The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to inform you that the official website of the 36th ABA General Meeting a...

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) invites ABA members to survey
August 1, 2019

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) invites ABA members to survey

ABA is pleased to convey an invitation from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) for ABA members...

Cyber resilience is the future of Cybersecurity
July 30, 2019

Cyber resilience is the future of Cybersecurity

In the corporate world, the rise of cyber attacks is far outpacing the level of investment in protection from cyber...

ABA Newsletter – July Issue
July 27, 2019

ABA Newsletter – July Issue

Taipei – The 2019 July issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

Tentative Program for the 36th ABA General Meeting & Conference in Makati, Philippines
July 25, 2019

Tentative Program for the 36th ABA General Meeting & Conference in Makati, Philippines

The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to present the Tentative Program for this...

Blockchain promised a revolution. It’ll have to clear three governance hurdles first
July 25, 2019

Blockchain promised a revolution. It’ll have to clear three governance hurdles first

Today, traditional digital platform companies are governed like most firms and institutions — one entity is in charge.

3rd of the AML/CFT Webinar Series 2019 successfully held on July 10
July 17, 2019

3rd of the AML/CFT Webinar Series 2019 successfully held on July 10

The third of the AML/CFT Webinar Series 2019 jointly organized by ABA and Fintelekt Advisory Services...

ABA Short-Term Visiting Program hosted by Maybank on October 1-2, Register now
July 17, 2019

ABA Short-Term Visiting Program hosted by Maybank on October 1-2, Register now

The ABA is inviting bank officers to participate in the short-term visiting program that the Malayan Banking...

ABA Newsletter – June Issue
June 29, 2019

ABA Newsletter – June Issue

Taipei – The 2019 June issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

RCBC and RMB share microfinance know-how with ABA delegates
June 27, 2019

RCBC and RMB share microfinance know-how with ABA delegates

Manila – The two-day workshop jointly conducted by Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) and Rizal MicroBank (RMB) provided thirteen bankers from...

ABA Journal of Banking and Finance, volume XXX available
June 21, 2019

ABA Journal of Banking and Finance, volume XXX available

The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to inform you that, at the request of some members, we are resuming the publication of the bi-annual...

“Infrastructure projects: Energy & Tollways” Analysis Workshop – Register now
June 17, 2019

“Infrastructure projects: Energy & Tollways” Analysis Workshop – Register now

The Asian Bankers Association invites its members to join the Training Workshop on “Advanced Analysis of Infrastructure...

ABA newsletter – May issue
May 29, 2019

ABA newsletter – May issue

Taipei – The 2019 May issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

3rd Webinar – Customer due diligence challenges & Best practices – 10 July
May 22, 2019

3rd Webinar – Customer due diligence challenges & Best practices – 10 July

Pune - The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) would like to invite members and friends to participate in the free...

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...

2nd webinar of the AML/CFT Seminar Series 2019 draws record turnout
May 16, 2019

2nd webinar of the AML/CFT Seminar Series 2019 draws record turnout

A record 249 bankers from Asian countries registered for the webinar on “Why Continuous Monitoring is Critical for...

Open banking: Future-proofing your corporate payments offerings
May 8, 2019

Open banking: Future-proofing your corporate payments offerings

It’s been slightly over a year since the UK embarked on its Open Banking reforms, mandating banks to share their data with regulated third parties.

First regional AML/CFT Summit on September 11-12, 2019 in Hanoi
May 8, 2019

First regional AML/CFT Summit on September 11-12, 2019 in Hanoi

Taipei – ABA cordially invite its bank members and friends to participate in the...

ABA newsletter April issue
May 8, 2019

ABA newsletter April issue

Taipei - The 2019 April issue of the ABA Newsletter is ready. All members are invited to download the issue...

Suggestions for 2019 ABA Conference in Manila
May 7, 2019

Suggestions for 2019 ABA Conference in Manila

Taipei - In preparation for the 36th ABA General Meeting and Conference to be held on November 2019 in Manila, members of the ABA Planning...

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...

Profound sadness
April 22, 2019

Profound sadness

Dear Mr. Alles: It is with great shock and profound sadness that we learned of the several deadly bombings that rocked churches and hotels in and outside Colombo...

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...

Trade-based money laundering – Webinar May 8 ready
April 10, 2019

Trade-based money laundering – Webinar May 8 ready

Pune - Samir Bhatankar, Vice-President of AML Compliance at RBL Bank has been announced as the guest speaker for...

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...

Erste Group Bank AG confers with Taiwanese bankers
April 2, 2019

Erste Group Bank AG confers with Taiwanese bankers

Taipei – On March 5th of 2019, Erste Group Bank AG, from Austria, an active members of the Asian Bankers Association, joined...

Trade-based money laundering webinar on May 8 – Register
March 27, 2019

Trade-based money laundering webinar on May 8 – Register

Pune - The Asian Bankers Association would like to invite members and friends to participate in the free webinar “Why...

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...

2019 ABA Conference to be hosted by Philippine National Bank in November
March 27, 2019

2019 ABA Conference to be hosted by Philippine National Bank in November

Manila - The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to inform all its members...

Chairman’s Reflection (2014-2018) is available
March 17, 2019

Chairman’s Reflection (2014-2018) is available

The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to share with its members the Chairman's Reflection (2014-2018) summarizing the activities undertaken by Immediate Past...

ABA newsletter’s March issue is ready
March 16, 2019

ABA newsletter’s March issue is ready

Taipei - The 2019 March issue of the ABA Newsletter is ready. All members are invited to download the issue...

Operational Excellence Program by Hatton National Bank, Colombo June 26-27 – Postponed
March 13, 2019

Operational Excellence Program by Hatton National Bank, Colombo June 26-27 – Postponed

Colombo – The Asian Bankers Association invites all its members to participate in the Short-Term Visiting Program hosted by...

Successful ABA & Fintelekt Short Term Visiting Program held in Mumbai
March 7, 2019

Successful ABA & Fintelekt Short Term Visiting Program held in Mumbai

Thirteen bankers from Cambodia, Iran, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Vietnam participated in...

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...

Digitalizing the finance function?
March 1, 2019

Digitalizing the finance function?

Recent technological developments have profoundly reshaped the business functions inherent in finance. Finance as we know it today looks set to be disrupted by the combined...

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...

Risk survey report: the evolving treasury ecosystem
February 27, 2019

Risk survey report: the evolving treasury ecosystem

Singapore - Strategic and financial risks, along with cybersecurity, will dominate the risk landscape for the next 18 to 36...

ABA Newsletter’s February issue is ready
February 27, 2019

ABA Newsletter’s February issue is ready

Taipei - The 2019 February issue of the ABA Newsletter is ready. All members are invited to download the issue...

Microfinance Appreciation Course by RCBC on June 10-11, register now
February 27, 2019

Microfinance Appreciation Course by RCBC on June 10-11, register now

Manila – The Asian Bankers Association invites banks to participate in the Microfinance Appreciation Course to be...

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...

1st webinar on role of AML compliance in correspondent banking concluded
February 26, 2019

1st webinar on role of AML compliance in correspondent banking concluded

Pune - On February 21st 2019, ABA successfully held the first free webinar of 2019 on “The role of AML Compliance in...

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...

Establishment of the Credit Risk Database: Concrete Use to Evaluate the Creditworthiness of SMEs
February 9, 2019

Establishment of the Credit Risk Database: Concrete Use to Evaluate the Creditworthiness of SMEs

The credit risk database can help to improve financial access for small and medium-sized enterprises. The credit risk database (CRD) makes it possible to mitigate...

Understanding how central banks manage foreign exchange reserves
February 8, 2019

Understanding how central banks manage foreign exchange reserves

Global foreign exchange reserves—which are used by countries to pay for goods and services, and to hedge against exchange rate risks—reached $11.48 trillion...

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...

ABA Newsletter’s January issue is ready
February 4, 2019

ABA Newsletter’s January issue is ready

Taipei - The 2019 January issue of the ABA Newsletter is ready. All members are invited to download the issue...

Money and Central Bank Digital Currency
February 1, 2019

Money and Central Bank Digital Currency

Digital coins have attracted considerable attention globally because of their potential to serve as a new type of payment tool. Money is a financial instrument that fulfills...

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...

“Best Practices in AML / CFT Governance & Operations” Register now
January 14, 2019

“Best Practices in AML / CFT Governance & Operations” Register now

Mumbai – The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to invite bank members to participate in the short-term visiting...

Why Is Green Finance Important?
January 10, 2019

Why Is Green Finance Important?

The world needs an expansion of green energy to provide energy security and meet climate and clean air goals. In 2017, global investment in...

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...

New Year’s Message from the ABA Chairman
December 29, 2018

New Year’s Message from the ABA Chairman

Dear members and friends, I am greatly pleased to convey my sincerest greetings and best wishes for the New Year to all ABA members and friends.

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...

The 2018 ABA Year in review
December 24, 2018

The 2018 ABA Year in review

Taipei – The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to present you the 2018 ABA Year-End-Review summarizing ABA's activities in 2018. As the current year comes to...

ABA Newsletter’s December issue is ready
December 24, 2018

ABA Newsletter’s December issue is ready

Taipei – The 2018 December issue of the ABA Newsletter is ready. All members are invited to download the issue...

Doing Business 2019: World Bank’s publication
December 22, 2018

Doing Business 2019: World Bank’s publication

Washington D.C. – Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 16th in a series...

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...

Survey on Fund Transfer Pricing & Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book
December 17, 2018

Survey on Fund Transfer Pricing & Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book

The Asian Bankers Association and Oliver Wyman, an ABA Knowledge Partner, jointly request your participation in a industry survey on the management of FTP...

“Many banking areas are experiencing existential threats” Daniel Wu
December 17, 2018

“Many banking areas are experiencing existential threats” Daniel Wu

Kurumba – “Many areas within banking markets are experiencing some serious existential threats. As the industry is being transformed, there is uncertainty around...

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...

“14 Shades of Risk in Asia Pacific” Report available
December 14, 2018

“14 Shades of Risk in Asia Pacific” Report available

Singapore - ABA is pleased to share with its members the publication of the Asia Pacific Risk Center of the Marsh & McLennan Companies, an ABA Knowledge Partner, entitled...

ASEAN Investment Report 2018 published
December 14, 2018

ASEAN Investment Report 2018 published

Taipei – The ABA is pleased to share with its members a copy of the ASEAN Investment Report 2018, which was launched at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit held in Singapore...

Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI) launched
December 13, 2018

Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI) launched

Singapore – ABA is pleased to convey to all ABA members the invitation of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore to the Launch of the Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI) on...

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...

Pacific Economic Monitor available
December 12, 2018

Pacific Economic Monitor available

Manila - The December 2018 issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor provides an update on developments in 14 Pacific economies and explores topical policy issues in the region.

Sustainable Banking: Implementing CG & ESG to stay competitive
December 11, 2018

Sustainable Banking: Implementing CG & ESG to stay competitive

Kurumba – During the 3rd session “Sustainable Banking” of the 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference held in Maldives on November 16, 2018, two...

“Fintech requires major overhaul of current regulations” Maldives Central Bank Governor Naseer
December 10, 2018

“Fintech requires major overhaul of current regulations” Maldives Central Bank Governor Naseer

Kurumba - The keynote speech of the 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference was delivered by Mr. Ahmed Naseer...

Philippines Central Bank Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier & other experts discuss Risk Management
December 10, 2018

Philippines Central Bank Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier & other experts discuss Risk Management

Kurumba – The second session "Risk Management Imperatives in the New World Order" of the 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference on November...

JCR presents an overview of the Japanese economy and banking industry
December 10, 2018

JCR presents an overview of the Japanese economy and banking industry

Kurumba – Mr. Satoshi Nakagawa, Special Advisor to the President for Global Strategy Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd., and Chairman of the Association of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia captivated the...

Over 3,700 Public-Private Partnerships analyzed. Here’s what we found.
December 7, 2018

Over 3,700 Public-Private Partnerships analyzed. Here’s what we found.

Singapore - This piece is part of a weeklong series examining the challenges facing infrastructure...

New Chairman of the ABA Advisory Council
December 6, 2018

New Chairman of the ABA Advisory Council

Kurumba – The Asian Bankers Association has announced the election of ABA Immediate Past Chairman Mr. Daniel Wu as the new Chairman of the ABA Advisory Council. Mr. Wu was..

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...

Avoiding the Middle-Income Trap in Asia: ADB Report available
December 3, 2018

Avoiding the Middle-Income Trap in Asia: ADB Report available

Manila – The Asian Development Bank recently presented a research titled Avoiding the Middle-Income Trap in Asia:The Role of Trade, Manufacturing, and Finance. The publication...

ABA Chairman Jonathan Alles’ message to ABA members
November 30, 2018

ABA Chairman Jonathan Alles’ message to ABA members

Dear ABA members, I wish to convey my sincerest gratitude to you and your Bank for your support of my nomination as...

Global Leading Trends in Retail Banking Innovation
November 30, 2018

Global Leading Trends in Retail Banking Innovation

Kurumba - Michael Lor, Senior Advisor Asia Pacific of EFMA, made a well received presentation about Global Leading...

Global Risk Report
November 30, 2018

Global Risk Report

Kurumba - During the 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference in Maldives, Wolfram Hedrich, Partner at Oliver Wyman and Executive Director at Marsh & McLennan Companies Asia Pacific Risk...

Asia Bond Monitor Report available
November 30, 2018

Asia Bond Monitor Report available

Manila - The Asian Development Bank reviews developments in East Asian local currency bond markets during the third quarter of 2018 and provides outlook, risks, and policy options.

23 New members of the ABA Board of Directors elected
November 23, 2018

23 New members of the ABA Board of Directors elected

Maldives – During the 56th Board of Directors Meeting held on November 16, 2018 at the recently concluded 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference in...

Jonathan Alles of HNB elected new ABA Chairman
November 23, 2018

Jonathan Alles of HNB elected new ABA Chairman

Maldives – The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to announce the election of Mr. Jonathan Alles, Managing Director and...

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...

International Debt Statistics 2019: World Bank’s publication
November 13, 2018

International Debt Statistics 2019: World Bank’s publication

Washington D.C. – The International Debt Statistics 2019 Report, published by World Bank is a database measures stocks and flows of debt borrowed...

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...

ABA Newsletter’s November issue is ready
November 8, 2018

ABA Newsletter’s November issue is ready

Taipei – The 2018 November issue of the ABA Newsletter is ready. All members are invited to download the issue...

Digitizing Trade for the future
November 8, 2018

Digitizing Trade for the future

In a world that’s increasingly paperless and borderless, paper documentation in trade seems like a relic of a time long...

Welcome message from Andrew Healy, CEO of Bank of Maldives
November 5, 2018

Welcome message from Andrew Healy, CEO of Bank of Maldives

Kurumba - On November 15 & 16, Bank of Maldives will host the 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference. The theme for...

ABA Newsletter’s October issue is out
October 28, 2018

ABA Newsletter’s October issue is out

Taipei – The October issue of the ABA Newsletter is out. Members are invited to download it.

Successful “2018 ABA Maybank Short Term Visiting Program”
October 27, 2018

Successful “2018 ABA Maybank Short Term Visiting Program”

Kuala Lumpur - Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) successfully conducted the two-day ABA Short Term Visiting Program in its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on October 18-19, 2018. The program, attended by...

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...

Bank of Bhutan celebrates 50th anniversary
September 26, 2018

Bank of Bhutan celebrates 50th anniversary

Thimphu - Exactly 50 years back on this day, Late His Majesty The Third Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck inaugurated the first bank in the country, Bank of Bhutan (BoB).

2018 35th ABA Conference Brochure is ready for download
September 18, 2018

2018 35th ABA Conference Brochure is ready for download

Maldives - The brochure of the 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference which is scheduled to take place on November 15-16, 2018 in Maldives, with The Bank of Maldives as our host, is ready for...

ABA Newsletter’s September issue is out
September 18, 2018

ABA Newsletter’s September issue is out

Taipei - The September issue of the ABA Newsletter is out. Members are invited to download the issue HERE.

Agenda, Syllabus and Speakers for the ABA & Maybank Short-Term Visiting Program on October 18-19
September 7, 2018

Agenda, Syllabus and Speakers for the ABA & Maybank Short-Term Visiting Program on October 18-19

Kuala Lumpur – The agenda for the ABA & Maybank Short-Term Visiting Program that will be held in Kuala Lumpur on October 18-19, 2018...

Advanced Analytics webinar concluded – Presentation file available
August 19, 2018

Advanced Analytics webinar concluded – Presentation file available

Singapore - On August 8, 2018, the ABA and Oliver Wyman presented an international webinar titled “Advanced Analytics in Risk Management” featuring...

ABA invites members to Blockchain Sri Lanka 2018 Forum
August 14, 2018

ABA invites members to Blockchain Sri Lanka 2018 Forum

Colombo - The Asian Bankers Association conveys to all members the invitation from BPOS Global to participate in the Blockchain Sri Lanka 2018 Forum to be held on September 25-26, 2018 in the...

ABA survey on “Workout Guidelines & Model Agreement”
July 27, 2018

ABA survey on “Workout Guidelines & Model Agreement”

Taipei - ABA requests banks' participation in this survey aimed at determining member banks' interest to know more about the documents entitled “ABA Informal Workout Guidelines-Promoting...

Retail Banking Summit in Asia 2018, October 30-31, 2018 – Singapore
July 27, 2018

Retail Banking Summit in Asia 2018, October 30-31, 2018 – Singapore

Singapore – ABA would like to forward an invitation from EFMA, a not-for-profit association for financial marketing, for ABA members to join the “Retail Banking Summit in Asia 2018”...

Infrastructure’s Evaluation & Financing Workshop – Register now!
July 16, 2018

Infrastructure’s Evaluation & Financing Workshop – Register now!

Manila - The Asian Bankers Association invites all ABA bank members to the forthcoming Training Workshop on Infrastructure Projects: Their evaluation...

EFMA invites Taiwanese banks to conference
July 10, 2018

EFMA invites Taiwanese banks to conference

Taipei - The European Financial Management Association (EFMA) is inviting senior-level Taiwanese bank executives to its conference to be held on Tuesday 17th July 2018, from 9:30 am until 13:00 pm, which will be followed by a lunch hosted by Citibank Taiwan at...

The 35th ABA Conference in Kurumba – The Program
July 5, 2018

The 35th ABA Conference in Kurumba – The Program

Kurumba - As in previous year's Conferences, one of the highlights of this year's 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference to be held in November 2018...

Successful Bank Rating and Analysis Workshop held in Taipei
June 28, 2018

Successful Bank Rating and Analysis Workshop held in Taipei

Taipei – Over 50 participants from 8 different Asian countries and 24 different financial institutions participated in the ABA sponsored “Bank Rating & Analysis Workshop”, held...

ABA Advisory Council Member Chatri Sophonpanich passes away
June 28, 2018

ABA Advisory Council Member Chatri Sophonpanich passes away

Bangkok - It is with profound sadness that the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) informs all members, associates and friends of the passing away of...

ABA coordinates activities with ACRAA
May 6, 2018

ABA coordinates activities with ACRAA

Manila - Mr. Amador Honrado, Deputy Secretary of ABA, met with Atty. Santiago Dumlao, Secretary-General of the Association of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia (ACRAA) and his Executive Assistant Ms. Mitz Velayo on May 6, 2018 to...

ABA joins ADB Annual Meeting in Manila
May 3, 2018

ABA joins ADB Annual Meeting in Manila

Manila - Representatives from ABA member banks and the ABA Secretariat joined other delegates who attended the 51st Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) held on May 3-6, 2018...

CTBC Bank hosts luncheon for bankers and government officials
May 3, 2018

CTBC Bank hosts luncheon for bankers and government officials

Manila - CTBC Bank's chairman Mr. Chao-Chin Tung hosted a luncheon for some 100 bankers and regulatory authorities attending the ADB Meeting on May 4th 2018. Among the attendees...

“Bank rating & analysis” workshop on June 28-29, 2018 – Register now!
April 17, 2018

“Bank rating & analysis” workshop on June 28-29, 2018 – Register now!

Taipei - The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) is pleased to invite intermediate to senior level executives – in particular, those who have a basic understanding...

ABA Delegation meets with Maldives’ Central Bank Governor & Finance Minister
April 3, 2018

ABA Delegation meets with Maldives’ Central Bank Governor & Finance Minister

Male - Members of the ABA Planning Committee led by ABA Chairman Mr. Daniel Wu were accompanied by Bank of Maldives Managing Director and CEO...

ABA Policy Advocacy Committee approves 2018 Work Program
April 2, 2018

ABA Policy Advocacy Committee approves 2018 Work Program

Kurumba - The year 2018 will be another busy period for members of the ABA Policy Advocacy Committee as it lines up a number of activities included in its 2018 Work Program.

The opportunity for sustainable finance in Emerging Markets
April 1, 2018

The opportunity for sustainable finance in Emerging Markets

As of March 2018, Fiji and Nigeria are the only two emerging markets to have issued sovereign green bonds. They are two of just four countries globally indicating a commitment to...

ABA calls for members’ inputs to the 2018-2020 ABA Work Program
March 31, 2018

ABA calls for members’ inputs to the 2018-2020 ABA Work Program

Kurumba - The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) is requesting members to suggest activities that the Association should undertake in the next two years.

ABA Members visit Bank of Maldives Headquarters
March 30, 2018

ABA Members visit Bank of Maldives Headquarters

Male - Members of the ABA Planning Committee led by ABA Chairman Mr. Daniel Wu visited the headquarters of Bank of Maldives following the Committee's meeting on March 8. The visiting delegation...

35th ABA General Meeting & Conference on November 15-16, Maldives – Tentative program
March 29, 2018

35th ABA General Meeting & Conference on November 15-16, Maldives – Tentative program

Kurumba - The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) has announced that this year's 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference is scheduled to take place on November...

Successful webinar on Advanced Analytics held – Video available
March 20, 2018

Successful webinar on Advanced Analytics held – Video available

Singapore – The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) invited credit analysts and managers to the webinar on “Advanced Analytics in Risk Management: Trends, Enablers and Applications” held in cooperation with Oliver Wyman – on March 20, 2018.

Short-term Visiting Program on Microfinance Appreciation by RCBC, June 4-5 – Register now!
March 13, 2018

Short-term Visiting Program on Microfinance Appreciation by RCBC, June 4-5 – Register now!

Manila – The Microfinance Appreciation Course is being conducted as part of the ABA’s Short-term Visiting Program. The primary aim of the Short-Term Visiting Program is to provide member banks the...

4 ABA Members Win Innovation Awards
March 5, 2018

4 ABA Members Win Innovation Awards

Singapore - Three member banks of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) were among the 16 winners of this year’s annual Financial Insights Innovation Awards presented by the IDC Financial Insights at the Asian Financial Services Congress 2018 held on...

Webinar for Chief Risk Officers launched
February 27, 2018

Webinar for Chief Risk Officers launched

Taipei - The webinar on “Implications for organizations, skills and the role of Chief Risk Officers given technological developments” was held - in cooperation with Oliver Wyman - on February 27, 2018 (4:00pm Singapore time.) Over 66 bank officers from 15 Asian countries joined the webinar.

12,700 Businesses reach for currency forecast crystal ball
February 7, 2018

12,700 Businesses reach for currency forecast crystal ball

Australia - Expert currency forecasters were found wanting again in 2017 as major currency pairs moved stubbornly in the opposite direction to analyst predictions. While at the beginning of the year, markets were bracing for further volatility amid a rise in...

The implications of open banking
February 7, 2018

The implications of open banking

Paris - As part of our open banking series of interviews in partnership with Finastra, we spoke to Sophie Guibaud, vice president at Fidor Bank, to find out how she thinks open banking will affect the financial services community in the months to come.

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...

State-owned enterprises leverage: The case of the People’s Republic of China
February 5, 2018

State-owned enterprises leverage: The case of the People’s Republic of China

Manila - The size of the state-owned enterprise contingent liability in relation to the People’s Republic of China’s gross domestic product appears to be...

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...

ADB publishes Bond Market Guides
February 4, 2018

ADB publishes Bond Market Guides

Manila -The ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum in collaboration with the ADB and its Secretariat recently published its latest Bond Market Guide focused on the Myanmar economy. This latest publication is the latest on the country-specific series of bond...

How the Great Recession changed banking
February 3, 2018

How the Great Recession changed banking

Singapore - Just over 10 years ago, French bank BNP Paribas froze U.S. mortgage-related funds. Defaults on subprime mortgage loans mounted. The market panicked. There was a run on British bank Northern Rock.

Online registration opens for ADB’s 51st Annual Meeting in Manila
February 3, 2018

Online registration opens for ADB’s 51st Annual Meeting in Manila

Manila - Online registration is now open for the 51st Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to be held on 3-6 May 2018 at ADB headquarters in Manila, the Philippines.

REPORT: 2018 AFP Risk Survey
February 2, 2018

REPORT: 2018 AFP Risk Survey

Singapore - Finance and treasury professionals are looking to adopt technologies such as AI, blockchain and robotic process automation, but few are prepared for the new business risks that may be associated...

REPORT: Global Risks
February 2, 2018

REPORT: Global Risks

Singapore - The 13th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, prepared in partnership with Marsh & McLennan Companies, highlights the extraordinary pace and variety...

Taiwan to promote deputy governor to lead central bank
February 1, 2018

Taiwan to promote deputy governor to lead central bank

Taiwan - Taiwan’s central bank deputy governor, Yang Chin-long, is to succeed the bank’s 79-year-old governor Perng Fai-nan this month, signalling continuity in monetary policy. Yang, 64, would replace Perng, cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung told a briefing in Taipei.

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..

REPORT: The state of the financial services industry 2018
January 31, 2018

REPORT: The state of the financial services industry 2018

Singapore - Who will close the customer value gap in Financial Services and reap the rewards? Traditional financial services firms will need to accelerate customer value creation or risk conceding an increasing share of customer...

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...

ACRAA & ABA to hold Asian Bond Markets Conference on April 23 in Manama – Register now!
January 22, 2018

ACRAA & ABA to hold Asian Bond Markets Conference on April 23 in Manama – Register now!

Manama – The Asian Bankers Association invites all its members to participate in the “Showcasing Asian Bond Markets: The opportunities and risks” conference organized by the Association of Credit...

Japanese Bankers Association Officers Visit ABA Secretariat in Taipei
January 22, 2018

Japanese Bankers Association Officers Visit ABA Secretariat in Taipei

Taipei – Japanese Bankers Association Officers Visit ABA Secretariat in Taipei our officers of the Japanese Bankers Association (JBA) led by Mr. Katsunori Yokomaku, head of...

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.”

Belleview Research
January 1, 2018

Belleview Research

Singapore - Belleview Research (BVR) is an independent investment research firm specializing in top-down, macro and thematic investment ideas. The BVR business philosophy is that clients should be constantly stimulated by the "best-in-breed"...

REPORT: The public-sector banking crisis In India – The government needs a clear vision for the future of India’s banking sector
January 1, 2018

REPORT: The public-sector banking crisis In India – The government needs a clear vision for the future of India’s banking sector

Singapore - The Chinese and Indian economies have grown rapidly over the past decade. In China, this growth has been fueled by a dramatic expansion of credit, up from 140 percent of GDP in 2008 to 260 percent today.

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...

ABA Planning Committee and Advocacy Meetings in Kurumba, Maldives – Register Now!
December 19, 2017

ABA Planning Committee and Advocacy Meetings in Kurumba, Maldives – Register Now!

Kurumba - The ABA is pleased to invite all its members across Asia Pacific and beyond to attend the ABA Planning Committee Meeting scheduled on March 8, 2018 in Maldives.

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...

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

Singapore - 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...

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 frowth of Fintech in China
August 31, 2017

What are the Implications of the rapid frowth 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...

ACRAA held workshop on Indicators for Effective Macroeconomic Risk Analysis
July 27, 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...

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...

Mongolian Bankers and Kenya Bankers Association sign MOU
March 1, 2017

Mongolian Bankers and Kenya Bankers Association sign MOU

Ulaanbaatar - The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) and the Mongolian Bankers Association (MBA), members of the International Finance Corporation (IFC)-supported...

ABA and RCBC officers meet on future training programs
February 17, 2017

ABA and RCBC officers meet on future training programs

Manila - On February 17, 2017, ABA Deputy Secretary General Amador Honrado met with RCBC Officers Ms. Christina Alvarez, SVP and Head of Corporate...

ABA participates in PCAAE’s Management Course
February 16, 2017

ABA participates in PCAAE’s Management Course

Manila - CACCI Deputy Director-General and ABA Deputy Secretary Mr. Amador Honrado Jr. attended the Association Management Course organized by the Philippine...

Expanding economies in Asia deliver 60% of global growth, ADB says
February 1, 2017

Expanding economies in Asia deliver 60% of global growth, ADB says

Manila - Growth is picking up in two-thirds of the economies in developing Asia, supported by higher external demand, rebounding global commodity...

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