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Articles and opinions by Sara Wang

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Cashless payments in leading economies forecasted to grow 9% in 2020 due to COVID-19
Date: May 13, 2020   |   Author: Sara Wang | Datafiles
With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, many people are staying at home and doing their shopping through mobile phones and computers. As a result, e-commerce and cashless payments have seen growth and spread further across different markets.
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Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales top $38 billion, a 26%-increase from last year
Date: Nov 14, 2019   |   Author: Sara Wang | Current Account
Alibaba’s Singles’ Day, the world’s biggest shopping festival, brings in a record of $38.4 billion this year as sales hit $1 billion in the first minute and eight seconds
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Regulations are transforming digital banking
Date: Oct 01, 2019   |   Author: Sara Wang | Research Report
Banks are moving away from the gloomy outlook that previously reigned in the financial world. In The Asian Banker Future of Finance “Risk and Regulation” conference, regulatory transformation, rise of blockchain technology and open banking collaborations were pointed out as the key factors in enhancing the banking industry
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Calls for standardisation intensifies across the financial services ecosystem
Date: Sep 30, 2017   |   Author: Sara Wang | Research Report
Managing regulatory expectations and centralisation and integration of processes using bank-agnostic solutions were hotly discussed topics in this year’s Asian Banker Future of Finance session on ‘Global Transactions Finance Re-invented’