Articles and opinions by Tanya Angerer

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China’s financial liberalisation: Fact or fiction?

Finally, after many false starts and empty declarations, China seems to be powering ahead with its financial liberalisation and lowering the barriers of entry for foreign companies in the financial sector. Has the threat of a trade war…

     
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The splintering of the global regulatory world

The pace of regulatory reform has been relentless since the global financial crisis. From D-SIBs, TLAC, MiFID 2 to FRTB, the chain of regulatory acronyms that banks have to grapple with seem endless. Yet, are these measures working to make…

     
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Incentives collide for China’s Belt and Road

President Xi Jinping’s pet project – “The Belt and Road Initiative” – aims to link Asia, Europe and Africa by rewriting global trade routes. With such a big project, China’s accompanying motivations are also enormous. Be it on an economic,…

     
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The benefits and risks of shopping for robos

Robo-advisors claim to bring the world of wealth management to the masses – investment opportunities that were once only enjoyed exclusively by the wealthy. But with many robos advertising low fees, low barriers of entry, and a more personalised…

     
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"I’m not going to anticipate an impact from the Trump administration, as they…

Barney Frank, an ex-congressman of the United States, key architect and part-namesake of the Dodd-Frank Act, speaks to The Asian Banker about US President Trump’s attempts to change the bill, which he described as a “disaster”. In February,…

     
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At odds with Dodd-Frank

In a matter of weeks US President Donald Trump’s administration will lay bare how they wish to regulate banks and markets. After months of scathing remarks about the Dodd-Frank Act, any clarity on exactly how Trump wishes to overhaul the…

     
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Hard and fast rules

With more than 70% of Southeast Asia being unbanked, fintech possesses tremendous potential to widen financial inclusion and spur economies. Advances in the industry mean more people and companies have the ability to save, borrow and transact.…

     
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Basel capital showdown pits US against Europe

Basel regulators are trying to finalise changes on how to calculate banks’ risky assets. But US and Europe are at loggerheads about what these should look like. After postponing a decision in January, and failing to reach a conclusion in…