Blogs & Opinion

20 Jul 10
At the beginning of July, the world saw its first Stewardship Code being launched – in the UK.
7 Jul 10
A phased reduction in interest withholding tax for Australian banks and foreign banks operating in Australia seeking to access funding from...
7 Jul 10
A lot is written about the pressures on banks created by regulators, financial markets, and the overall health of the economies in which they...
7 Jul 10
We’ve seen an increasing number of skilled professionals are relocating in order to secure their next career step.
7 Jul 10
The recent global financial crisis hammered home a painful but clear reminder that risk is pervasive, and can have far-reaching consequences....
7 Jul 10
The financial services industry has seen a resurgence in hiring activity as the Asian economic outlook has shown signs of improvement since...
7 Jul 10
Financial Institutions should take note of the changing environment in payments.
5 Jul 10
Providing banking and other financial services to the poor has always presented particular challenges.
24 Jun 10
There has been a general buzz in the Hong Kong market recently mainly due to the strong equities and real estate markets.
31 May 10
Accountancy & Finance, Banking, and Finance Technology are the skills in demand across Asia.
7 May 10
Several Asian countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, India and Japan, are currently going through the final stages of adopting...
31 Mar 10
The banking industry has been talking for years about what comes after Basel II, even as banks remain focused on ongoing Basel II implementation....
11 Mar 10
The financial crisis has generated demands for greater transparency in international taxation, pushing tax avoidance up the political agenda....
11 Mar 10
Over the last five years we have seen four key trends which have dramatically reshaped IT’s role within organisations.
24 Feb 10
Having just come back from meeting with banks in Asia, the case for dynamic charging as a driver of customer profitability is clear.
24 Feb 10
Having just come back from meeting with banks in Asia, the case for dynamic charging as a driver of customer profitability is clear.
20 Feb 10
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Asia Financial Services Leader Dominic Nixon talks about the Banking Banana Skin Survey 2010 and what bankers in Asia...
21 Jan 10
The recession may be key to much needed change - Ernst & Young explains why.
8 Jan 10
The last two years have been extraordinary by any standards.
6 Jan 10
In the current economic environment, many organisations seek to become more customer-focused, and this requires fresh, detailed high-quality data...
7 Dec 09
Recent events in the global financial markets are a poignant reminder that financial institutions have exposures that extend beyond the assumed...
7 Dec 09
The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment now claims over 550 signatories with more than USD 18 trillion in assets.
20 Nov 09
Very few people regardless of their title, level or role can say they have enjoyed the last 12 months.
18 Nov 09
Sustainability should and will move further up the agenda of governments, regulators and businesses.
4 Nov 09
They enforce almost 1,500 conditions relevant to financial services institutions of which 48% block trade.
11 Sep 09
IASB* recently published an exposure draft on the classification and measurement of financial instruments.
2 Sep 09
Valuations for private banking assets dropped significantly after the end of the last major boom in 2007.
1 Sep 09
If this banking crisis is as bad as it gets, then Singapore’s banks can afford to pat themselves on the back.
29 Jul 09
How microfinance exchanges like ZOPA, Lending Hub, Prosper, Smava and Boober threaten banks.
20 May 09
The recent turmoil in the financial sector has highlighted the lack of sufficiently effective risk management among banks and other financial...
20 May 09
Shrinking spreads in the region have retail bank franchises engaging in a battle for deposits and running into significant headwinds.
3 May 09
“Nobody knows what’s going to happen,” said F1 guru, Bernie Ecclestone, when asked what the impact of the financial crisis will...
3 May 09
“Nobody knows what’s going to happen,” said F1 guru, Bernie Ecclestone, when asked what the impact of the financial crisis will...
24 Apr 09
Big-name foreign bank CEO’s can be forgiven for thinking Indonesian lenders are the best things since sliced bread.
24 Apr 09
Many seasons have passed since we last talked about the readiness of Japan’s mighty finance houses to boldly go where few Japanese banks had...
24 Apr 09
Many seasons have passed since we last talked about the readiness of Japan’s mighty finance houses to boldly go where few Japanese banks had...
23 Apr 09
Many seasons have passed since we last talked about the readiness of Japan’s mighty finance houses to boldly go where few Japanese banks had...
23 Apr 09
Big-name foreign bank CEO’s can be forgiven for thinking Indonesian lenders are the best things since sliced bread.
23 Apr 09
ABN AMRO’s Timothy O’ Keeffe explains the challenges faced by corporate treasuries and recommends ways on how to achieve a more centralized and...