26 October 2016

Asia Financial Services

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Kunal PatelGoSwiff International - Singapore

Blockchain Technology - Knowledge Sharing

12 August 2016  |  6620 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There doesn’t seem to be a day that goes by without someone talking about Blockchain, I’ve read countless articles, read plenty of whitepapers produced from the likes of consulting firms, banks and technology solution providers. I believe there are compelling use cases for Blockchain technology in financial services. That being said though, only ti...

Michael CarterBizEquity - Pennsylvania

How banks in Asia can compete against the rise of alternative lenders

26 April 2016  |  3269 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With their loan books growing at an estimated 175 per cent per year, online lenders are changing the face of the global banking industry at an unprecedented pace. One recent survey found that three-quarters of credit analysts consider alternative lenders to be a great threat to banks. These concerns appear to be well grounded: research by McKinsey...

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ATM Charging Woes

30 January 2014  |  1627 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Ar...

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Kallol Karmakar
Kallol KarmakarMisys - Bangalore

Bringing iPads to the paddy fields - banking in rural India

15 January 2014  |  3327 views  |  2 comments | recommendations 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 mi...

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Zennon Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Insurance companies to kick-start Shanghai Stock Exchange?

10 January 2014  |  2734 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Of Bitcoin ATMs and regulation in Asia

09 January 2014  |  1949 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 ...

Zennon Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Chinese can now buy real estate with Bitcoin

08 November 2013  |  44388 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

China Bitcoin payments developing gradually

03 October 2013  |  3373 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Will Bitcoin take off in China?

18 September 2013  |  7964 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Day
Colin DaySunGard - London

The temperature is rising in Asia

02 April 2012  |  3706 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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,...

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Founded by Zennon Kapron
Date 04 Sep 2007
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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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