Our researches and analysis on Transaction Banking

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As China slows down, where would its next round of growth come from?

China attributes its slowest growth in a quarter century to uncertainties in the international economic environment, and to weak real estate investment and poor imports and exports at home. Should it export its way back to growth, or take…

     
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Interview: “Establishing a business with FDI is what we want to grow”

As the Philippines becomes an attractive foreign direct investment destination, the country is readying for high-value-added manufacturing. Metrobank president Fabian Dee says the bank intends to support this direction while sticking to…

     
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Strengthening RMB markets with sophisticated products

Efforts to create access to onshore capital markets will prove fruitless without strong product offerings

     
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RMB: The road gets steeper

It is clear that China’s goal of becoming the world’s largest economy by 2020 and the internationalisation of the RMB are two initiatives that are symbiotic in nature. With the recent IMF decision to include the currency in the SDR currency…

     
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Hong Kong banks: increasing retail operations under a tighter regulatory regime

Hong Kong’s economy remains sound but the Hong Kong Monetary Authority is tamping down property loans and issuance of long-term personal loans. With the stricter regulations, the challenge for Hong Kong banks is not asset quality but pricing.

     
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China upgrades payments infrastructure to support growth in retail consumption

The People's Bank of China has established an integrated system to connect banks, merchants, and retailers to facilitate increased transactions, which grew 74.5% to $913.5 trillion in 2015. With growing consumer spending, financial institutions…

     
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“The missing link is the electronic movement of documents”

Tom Rahder, Vice President, Product Strategy at Bolero, discusses the benefits and future of electronic letters of credit.

     
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What SEPA means for banks in Asia

James Hatcher, managing director of Seeburger Asia Pacific, feels that SEPA offers a unique opportunity for treasurers in Asia to implement more efficient payments practices.