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ATM Charging Woes

30 January 2014  |  1483 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

“Whatever services we give, ultimately it has to be a win-win situation…. We just want a commercially viable model, I cannot afford to lose month after month,” State Bank of India (SBI) Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya told PTI in an interview. SBI Chairperson added, she is ready to invest in more ATMs as long as she can explain how she is going...

TagsMobile & onlineRetail banking
Kallol KarmakarMisys - Bangalore

Bringing iPads to the paddy fields - banking in rural India

15 January 2014  |  3135 views  |  2  |  Recommends 1

I was reading this article a few days ago, that Central Bank of India wants 800 new bank branches in rural India. A recent survey of rural India has shown that there are only 36 branches for every million (10 Lakh) people, compared with over 100 branches in urban areas. All banks prefer to have branches in urban areas rather than in the rural or...

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Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Insurance companies to kick-start Shanghai Stock Exchange?

10 January 2014  |  2556 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The Shanghai Stock Exchange has been in the doldrums for the past couple of years and was the worst performing Asian exchange of 2013. Dismal performance and increasing questions about the transparenc...

Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Of Bitcoin ATMs and regulation in Asia

09 January 2014  |  1728 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Over the past week, Robocoin Technologies announced they were expanding their Bitcoin ATM offering into Asia with planned ATM installs in Taiwan and Hong Kong. If you're not familiar with the Bitcoin ...

TagsVirtual currency
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Chinese can now buy real estate with Bitcoin

08 November 2013  |  43352 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Bitcoin acceptance in China has now extended into real estate with a residential developer in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech park in Shanghai finding a new way to promote sales through the acceptance of Bitcoin v...

Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

China Bitcoin payments developing gradually

03 October 2013  |  3247 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In our previous commentary, we looked at the future of Bitcoin in China and its potential to become a widely adopted and used virtual currency. One aspect of its development which will be critical if ...

Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Will Bitcoin take off in China?

18 September 2013  |  7734 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In February 2013, China became the second largest active Bitcoin market globally as measured by wallet downloads. This has attracted new Bitcoin based businesses to China and what could be a massive m...

Colin DaySunGard - London

The temperature is rising in Asia

02 April 2012  |  3534 views  |  0  |  Recommends 5

So having spent three of the last four weeks in Shanghai, it was time for me to move on over the weekend. Following a 4 ½ hour flight, my flight touched down at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 2,...

TagsPost-trade & opsRetail banking
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Prepaid card recycling in China

30 January 2012  |  3556 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

One of the most interesting parts of doing market research in China is learning about the innovative ways of doing business. A few weekends ago the fracas over the China launch of the iPhone 4S at the...

Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

The Changing Face of Chinese Retail Banking

01 September 2011  |  4212 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Anyone who has lived long enough has their own China banking story. Mine was when I first arrived many years ago. My landlord banked with Bank of China (BOC) and I banked with the Industrial Commercia...

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Covering all aspects of financial services in Asia from banking in China to algo trading in Japan.
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