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US banks confront challenges in shifting commercial real estate dynamics

As commercial property prices decline due to a pandemic-induced decrease in office space demand, US banks are boosting provisions for credit losses, prompting concern from the IMF over an 11% property-value drop following Fed rate hikes…

     
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Evergrande liquidation forces ripple effect on China’s property sector

In late January, troubled real estate giant Evergrande was liquidated, unable to reach agreements with creditors over its staggering debts exceeding $300 billion, and casting a pall over China’s property sector

     
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Merger with Robinsons Bank signals BPI’s acceleration of digital banking capabilities

The merger is a big step for BPI’s digital banking ambitions, with Robinsons Bank’s 20% stake in GoTyme being able to significantly accelerate growth

     
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BSP drives Philippines towards cashless future with digital revolution

The central bank’s Digital Payments Transformation Roadmap is driving the Philippines towards a cashless society, with digital banks, super apps, and cloud adoption revolutionising financial services

     
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Digital money changes everything

Financial industry leaders and decision-makers assess the banking and financial regulatory landscape over the course of digitalisation, fintech innovation and cryptocurrencies

     
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Nestor Tan strengthened BDO Unibank’s leading wealth management and digital…

Nestor V. Tan, president and CEO, BDO Unibank led the bank to become an industry leader and strengthened the bank through key initiatives covering wealth management, financial inclusion and digital investments, that ensured its steady growth.

     
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Supaneewan Chutrakul bolsters KASIKORNBANK’s market position and profit through…

Supaneewan Chutrakul, executive vice president of KASIKORNBANK, increased the bank’s retail profit, and bolstered the bank’s market position through her customer-centric approach that met and went beyond the needs of the bank’s customers.

     
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BNM receives 29 applications for digital banking licences

Bank Negara Malaysia has announced that it will issue five digital banking licences by next year. So far, BNM has received 29 applications.