HERE’S HOW GREEN BONDS WILL HELP PROPEL SINGAPORE’S STATUS AS A FINANCE HUB

The Singapore Government’s move to issue green bonds for S$19 billion worth of infrastructure projects positions…

FINTECH M&A MAY AFFECT COMPETITION AMONG ASEAN BANKS

Recent acquisitions of small banks in Indonesia by technology firms have highlighted the potential for fintech…

BITCOIN: WHY THE PRICE HAS EXPLODED – AND WHERE IT GOES FROM HERE

BY Andrew Urquhart Bitcoin achieved a remarkable rise in 2020 in spite of many things that…

LETTING A ROBO-ADVISER DECIDE HOW TO INVEST YOUR MONEY IS A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD

BY Dr Gordon Tan Kuo Siong With the rise of FinTech, more people are turning to…

INVESTORS RETHINK ROLE OF BOND, TECH AFTER CHAOTIC YEAR

This has been a year like no other. Hammered by an unprecedented health crisis, global stocks…

START DIGITAL BANKING NOW. BECAUSE IT WILL SOON BE THE NORM.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore’s recent award of four digital banking licences is a clear declaration…

MEGA M&A TO CREATE ASIA’S NEXT ISLAMIC FINANCE HUB

By Fauziah Rizki Yuniarti, Three Indonesian Islamic Banks signed a merger deal last October aiming to increase the efficiency, performance, and thus competitiveness of…

NAZIR RAZAK: THERE IS STILL HOPE FOR MALAYSIA IF IT EMBARKS ON REFORMS

The former CIMB Bank chairman said the reforms would require new institutional rearrangements to effectively referee…

WATERSHED MOMENT FOR ASEAN CONGLOMERATES

We have been tracking Southeast Asia’s conglomerates for 16 years, and what we long predicted has…