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A careful look at US economic conditions supports the view that inflation was driven mainly by supply-side disruptions and shifts in the pattern of demand. Given this, further interest rate hikes will have little to no effect – and will cause far-reaching problems of their own
30 Jan 2023
The Asean+3 outstanding sustainable bond market topped US$598 billion in 2022, crossing the halfway mark to US$1 trillion for the first time, data from AsianBondsOnline (ABO) indicate. This represents a year-on-year (YoY) growth of 34%, slower than the 57.1% growth posted in 2021 as activity was impacted by tightening financial conditions. Compared with 2016, it represents a five-fold increase.
27 Jan 2023
Are Chinese technology firms seeing the light at the end of the tunnel? The answer is a probable yes, based in part on the stock performance of the country’s tech giants so far in 2023. Having endured several years of regulatory oversight, including the restructuring of business processes and pressure to be transparent about how they use customer data, Chinese tech firms are seeing a change of approach from policymakers.
27 Jan 2023
As we enter the last full trading week of January, it is just me or is credit market sentiment in a better place than it was as we headed into the year-end break? And has the overall tone improved as the year has progressed? It certainly feels that way and it’s almost a little odd. Everyone had gone into the end of 2022 feeling rather gloomy because it’d been a long year and constantly trying to factor in the impacts of so many economic and geopolitical headwinds that had made markets volatile and uncertain was just exhausting.
26 Jan 2023
Trade and Supply Chain Connect (TASConnect), a bank-agnostic supply chain finance platform owned by Standard Chartered Bank, has chosen TransformHub, a digital solutions provider based in Singapore, to support its growth ambitions across Southeast Asia.
26 Jan 2023
Hong Kong-based payment platform YedPay is expanding into Southeast Asia with the signing of three separate partnerships. YedPay has partnered with Thailand-based Venture Cap, an ASL Securities subsidiary, China UnionPay unit Easylink, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
20 Jan 2023
CBIRC initiatives for 2023 focus on theme of ‘seeking progress while maintaining stability’
20 Jan 2023
Offering attracted diversified investor range, proceeds to fund purchase of house financing
20 Jan 2023
Dah Sing Bank and Sun Life have signed an exclusive 15-year bancassurance partnership in Hong Kong.
20 Jan 2023
Financial industry players must step up collaboration towards a more efficient system of data exchange and management through the use of new technologies to exploit and connect massive amounts of information to produce new insights across firms and markets, a new report says. The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a New York-based post-trade services provider, calls for open-source data standards, which will allow more users to get access to broader data more easily and put them to use much faster.
19 Jan 2023
BNP Paribas today has appointed Philippe Noirot as head of transaction banking for Asia-Pacific. He will be responsible for further driving the momentum of transaction banking in the region, while broadening and deepening business offerings.
19 Jan 2023
Offering allows bank to access new investor base at attractive funding levels
18 Jan 2023