The Asia Pacific Banking News Network http://www.apbankers.net/ Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:06:28 GMT part of MediaG8way Group http://www.apbankers.net/ http://www.apbankers.net/assets/images/logo.png The Asia Pacific Banking News Network KohanaPHP Why billionaire shopping centre owners are not fazed by technology News Aggregation Team Friday, January 20, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33503/why-billionaire-shopping-centre-owners-are-not-fazed-by-technology People don't want to be locked up in the house all day, they want to get out and see what's going on in the world. Wealth and Asset Management Citi sees 10 pct net new money growth near term in Asia wealth business News Aggregation Team Friday, January 20, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33515/citi-sees-10-pct-net-new-money-growth-near-term-in-asia-wealth-business The bank has expanded its digital offerings to tap more young clientele, and has also launched new products, Selvakesari said in an interview. Wealth and Asset Management Emerging Asia better able to cope with risks of financial tightening News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33463/emerging-asia-better-able-to-cope-with-risks-of-financial-tightening The potential impact of three to four rate hikes this year by the US Federal Reserve will depend on how much is already priced in through currency rates. Wealth and Asset Management Outlook 2017: A pivot year for investors News Aggregation Team Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33409/outlook-2017-a-pivot-year-for-investors British multinational banking and financial services has released its Outlook 2017 publication Wealth and Asset Management China’s CreditEase launches second Israel-focussed fund, hits first close at $32.2m News Aggregation Team Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33430/chinaamprsquos-creditease-launches-second-israel-focussed-fund-hits-first-close-at-322m The first fund made eight investments in early and later-stage start-ups, including Corephotonics, a maker of dual camera technologies for smartphones. Wealth and Asset Management China’s Wealthy Want Attractive Living Spaces and Design Shanghai Is Listening News Aggregation Team Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33431/chinaamprsquos-wealthy-want-attractive-living-spaces-and-design-shanghai-is-listening The new kitchen and bathroom hall’s displays will include pieces that are ideal for saving space, a feature especially pertinent to Chinese apartments. Wealth and Asset Management Disclosures, risk assessment becoming vital for wealth management News Aggregation Team Friday, January 13, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33397/disclosures-risk-assessment-becoming-vital-for-wealth-management The wealth management industry is in a flux. A new generation of well-informed investors have brought new standards to the industry Wealth and Asset Management This Is What Your Client Wants News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33367/this-is-what-your-client-wants The share of unhappy customers in Asia is comparatively high in the U.S. for instance the same figure is 20 percent. Wealth and Asset Management Making a client-centric approach pay off News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33381/making-a-client-centric-approach-pay-off Its frequent claims to be one of the fastest-growing firms of its type in India were more-than-adequately supported by the results achieved by the business in 2016. Wealth and Asset Management Swiss bank Syz exits Asia to focus on Europe News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33382/swiss-bank-syz-exits-asia-to-focus-on-europe The firm first received its asset management license in Hong Kong in 2004. Wealth and Asset Management Pacific Asset Consultants Limited Hires New Senior Trading Advisor News Team Monday, January 23, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33516/pacific-asset-consultants-limited-hires-new-senior-trading-advisor Pacific Asset Consultants Limited continually works to expand both its reach and range of services, both geographically and among the various client sectors. Executive Moves Zedra expands Singapore team News Team Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33493/zedra-expands-singapore-team Zedra is developing an experienced and highly qualified team by adding premium resources to manage their growing client base Executive Moves Standard Chartered digital marketing head Damien Cummings leaves bank amid acrimony News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33500/standard-chartered-digital-marketing-head-damien-cummings-leaves-bank-amid-acrimony He went on to admit 2016 “ended poorly” before taking a parting shot at Standard Chartered. Executive Moves MyState appoints General Manager, Retail Banking Sales & Service News Aggregation Team Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33480/mystate-appoints-general-manager-retail-banking-sales-ampamp-service Australian financial group announced the appointment of newly created position of General Manager Executive Moves ClearView hire aligns growth plan News Aggregation Team Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33485/clearview-hire-aligns-growth-plan Scott will report to chief actuary and risk officer Greg Martin. Executive Moves New retirement exec at NAB Asset Management News Aggregation Team Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33489/new-retirement-exec-at-nab-asset-management Assisting clients to understand retirement opportunities and challenges is critical. Executive Moves Global Investment Manager Names New Australian Head News Aggregation Team Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33491/global-investment-manager-names-new-australian-head The appointment of Lee Tredwell is in line with the firm’s plans to increase its exposure in the Australian real estate market by enhancing its local presence Executive Moves ANZ Bank New Zealand appoints Stewart Taylor as CFO News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33453/anz-bank-new-zealand-appoints-stewart-taylor-as-cfo Changes are effective from february Executive Moves BT's head of international just quit and its shares are tumbling News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33465/btamp039s-head-of-international-just-quit-and-its-shares-are-tumbling Rochussen’s new role as group executive international was aimed at the group’s growth strategy outside Australia. Executive Moves White & Case China head joins PRC firm Han Kun News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33467/white-ampamp-case-china-head-joins-prc-firm-han-kun He is experienced in cross-border finance and M&A transactions. Executive Moves Boustead, SWF to co-invest S$250m in new industrial facilities here News Aggregation Team Monday, January 23, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33517/boustead-swf-to-co-invest-s250m-in-new-industrial-facilities-here The latter's real estate and private markets business will be managing the deal. Legal, Regulation & Compliance ASIC calls time on super disclosure exemption News Aggregation Team Friday, January 20, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33502/asic-calls-time-on-super-disclosure-exemption The regulator said the changes were necessary to "increase RSE licensees and RSEs' transparency and accountability to the wider market Legal, Regulation & Compliance Herbert Smith freehills once again the go to advisers for Australasian M&A News Team Friday, January 20, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33507/herbert-smith-freehills-once-again-the-go-to-advisers-for-australasian-mampampa The market was quick to regain its momentum with a number of significant strategic deals announced late in the year. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Investors win first trial of class action suit against Deutsche Bank News Aggregation Team Friday, January 20, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33509/investors-win-first-trial-of-class-action-suit-against-deutsche-bank The investment product was linked to the performance of underlying shares of KB Kookmin Bank and Samsung Electronics. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Jho Low Wins Fight to Boot Rothschild News Aggregation Team Friday, January 20, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33514/jho-low-wins-fight-to-boot-rothschild The mysterious financier wants to fight a U.S. asset grab of high-end real estate and other luxury purchases. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Malaysia's EPF to Allocate $11 Billion More to Islamic Fund in 2018 News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33495/malaysiaamp039s-epf-to-allocate-11-billion-more-to-islamic-fund-in-2018 The country issues more than half of the world's sukuk in the first half of 2016. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Offshore firm Collas Crill banks on private wealth for growth in Asia News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33498/offshore-firm-collas-crill-banks-on-private-wealth-for-growth-in-asia It is in Asia where the firm sees a lot of the buzz being generated particularly in the private wealth space. Legal, Regulation & Compliance UK and Hong Kong regulators enter into co-operation agreement to foster collaboration and promote innovation News Team Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33499/uk-and-hong-kong-regulators-enter-into-co-operation-agreement-to-foster-collaboration-and-promote-innovation This is the fifth such co-operation agreement that the FCA has entered into (with previous agreements being concluded with regulators in Australia, China, Singapore and South Korea) and the first such co-operation agreement that the HKMA has entered into, Legal, Regulation & Compliance Hong Kong Details IPO Misconduct at UBS, Others News Aggregation Team Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33479/hong-kong-details-ipo-misconduct-at-ubs-others Hong Kong is seeking an undisclosed sum of damages from UBS and the others as a result. Legal, Regulation & Compliance HKMA issues guidance on empowerment of independent non-executive directors of Hong Kong-incorporated authorised institutions News Aggregation Team Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33481/hkma-issues-guidance-on-empowerment-of-independent-non-executive-directors-of-hong-kong-incorporated-authorised-institutions HK-Incorporated AIs are expected to implement the new measures by 14 December 2017. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Accuity Wins the Asian Private Banker Technology Award for the Best Compliance Solution News Team Friday, January 20, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33505/accuity-wins-the-asian-private-banker-technology-award-for-the-best-compliance-solution Accuity is honoured to receive this award from Asian Private Banker, which recognises our capability in the compliance space FinTech Seeking Unicorns: Indian Billionaire Kapoor Introduces Yes Fintech Accelerator News Aggregation Team Friday, January 20, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33511/seeking-unicorns-indian-billionaire-kapoor-introduces-yes-fintech-accelerator Yes Fintech Accelerator aims to help Yes Bank co-create disruptive innovations in the financial inclusion FinTech FinTech Robo Advisor Aimed at Women in Asia News Aggregation Team Friday, January 20, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33513/fintech-robo-advisor-aimed-at-women-in-asia Miss Kaya, the platform designed as the first women focused financial platform in Asia FinTech AI-Based Fund Mirae Asset Management Launches AI-Based Fund News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33501/ai-based-fund-mirae-asset-management-launches-ai-based-fund Mirae Asset Management established Korea's first artificial intelligence-based finance research center FinTech Capgemini seeks nod for 'excess' pay to exec News Team Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33472/capgemini-seeks-nod-for-amp039excessamp039-pay-to-exec There is no option but to go to the central government for excess remuneration FinTech For HSBC, the future is robo-advice and Asia News Aggregation Team Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33405/for-hsbc-the-future-is-robo-advice-and-asia The CEO of the bank’s asset management business sees growth in pension provision FinTech RM100 million fund for biotech companies News Aggregation Team Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33416/rm100-million-fund-for-biotech-companies The government has taken into consideration that bio-based companies require a longer gestation period. FinTech Indonesia issues new fintech law for lending firms News Aggregation Team Friday, January 13, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33385/indonesia-issues-new-fintech-law-for-lending-firms Foreign ownership is limited to 85%. So this adds a layer of complexity for those looking to set up in Indonesia as they have to find a local partner. FinTech HSBC targets Hong Kong millennials with new social payment app News Aggregation Team Friday, January 13, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33402/hsbc-targets-hong-kong-millennials-with-new-social-payment-app The new app’s concept is similar to that of Zelle and Venmo in the US, which are locked in a duel for the millennials’ market. FinTech Rising Asian Fintech Investor AMTD Goes Global News Aggregation Team Friday, January 13, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33403/rising-asian-fintech-investor-amtd-goes-global As China’s online finance market grows, the Hong Kong firm is pursuing investment and partnerships at home and overseas. FinTech Sovereign Fund Starting Again Bank of Korea Entrusted Fund Management to KIC News Aggregation Team Friday, January 20, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33508/sovereign-fund-starting-again-bank-of-korea-entrusted-fund-management-to-kic The amount from the central bank stood at US$4.9 billion in 2008. Alternative Investments Asian hedge funds move away from 2-and-20 fee model News Aggregation Team Friday, January 20, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33512/asian-hedge-funds-move-away-from-2-and-20-fee-model Asia funds have typically and historically been slower at responding to changes in new or innovative fee or liquidity structures. Alternative Investments Standard Chartered Bank and Allianz Announce 15-year General Insurance Partnership in Asia News Team Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33494/standard-chartered-bank-and-allianz-announce-15-year-general-insurance-partnership-in-asia The new partnership arrangements in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and China will be implemented during the course of 2017. Alternative Investments BNY Mellon Named as Sponsored Depositary Bank by WH Group Limited News Team Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33486/bny-mellon-named-as-sponsored-depositary-bank-by-wh-group-limited BNY Mellon will help us to further enhance our brand and visibility and diversify our shareholder base in the long term Alternative Investments The Pros and Cons With Real Estate Investment Trusts: The Positives News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33471/the-pros-and-cons-with-real-estate-investment-trusts-the-positives The negative side of things, you can check out here. Alternative Investments AAM announces 2016 Best of the Best Award winners News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33476/aam-announces-2016-best-of-the-best-award-winners He adds: “We would like to thank those who availed of the opportunity to promote their business by entering the awards and we would like to congratulate all the 2016 AAM Best of the Best Award winners for being at the top of their game.” Alternative Investments Expand the number of funds allowed to be included in the MRF and stronger mainland sales are sure to follow News Aggregation Team Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33441/expand-the-number-of-funds-allowed-to-be-included-in-the-mrf-and-stronger-mainland-sales-are-sure-to-follow Hong Kong Investment Funds Association total fund sales in Hong Kong during the first 11 months of 2016 fell 10 per cent to US$62.3 billion Alternative Investments Global Transactions Forecast: From Apprehension to Appetite News Aggregation Team Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33442/global-transactions-forecast-from-apprehension-to-appetite Deal making in the finance and consumer goods sectors will drop slightly in 2017 before rebounding in 2018. Alternative Investments China sovereign wealth fund CIC plans more U.S. investments News Aggregation Team Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33446/china-sovereign-wealth-fund-cic-plans-more-us-investments The chairman of investment bank China International Capital Corporation, added that CIC may also look into investing in U.S. infrastructure projects and the manufacturing industry. Alternative Investments Driving Change, Innovation and Connectivity News Team Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33450/driving-change-innovation-and-connectivity This year is a special one as it marks the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China. Alternative Investments Malaysia Seeks to be Global Islamic Wealth Management Centre News Aggregation Team Monday, January 23, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33519/malaysia-seeks-to-be-global-islamic-wealth-management-centre The blueprint will be implemented over a period of five years and is drawn up with the aim of developing and growing Malaysia’s Islamic capital market. Islamic Finance Islamic banking a gloomy industry News Aggregation Team Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33433/islamic-banking-a-gloomy-industry The industry displayed a poor performance. Islamic Finance Malaysia launches five-year Islamic Fund & Wealth Management blueprint News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33377/malaysia-launches-five-year-islamic-fund-ampamp-wealth-management-blueprint The 51-page blueprint was launched by the Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani at the International Fund Forum 2017 organised by Securities Commission on Thursday. Islamic Finance Malaysian asset manager launches first sukuk Ucits fund News Aggregation Team Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33332/malaysian-asset-manager-launches-first-sukuk-ucits-fund The Irish unit of Malaysia-headquartered CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management has launched its first global sukuk Ucits fund. Islamic Finance Islamic Finance: Total industry volume set to hit US$2.7tril by year-end News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 03, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33194/islamic-finance-total-industry-volume-set-to-hit-us27tril-by-year-end Islamic banking is the greatest contributor to the Islamic finance industry with 80 per cent, followed by Islamic bonds, or sukuk, with 14 per cent. Islamic Finance Local bourse aims for top spot News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 03, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33195/local-bourse-aims-for-top-spot The platform is open to institutional and retail investors. Islamic Finance 2017 will prove to be best year for industry News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 03, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33196/2017-will-prove-to-be-best-year-for-industry It is expected that the total volume of Takaful industry will reach up to 25 billion dollar till the end of 2017. Islamic Finance Meezan Bank to identify future Islamic finance opportunities in CPEC News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 28, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33119/meezan-bank-to-identify-future-islamic-finance-opportunities-in-cpec Meezan Bank has also expressed interest in providing financial, advisory and Shariah-related services Islamic Finance MIDF Research positive on MBSB-Asian Finance Bank merger News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33078/midf-research-positive-on-mbsb-asian-finance-bank-merger Investors did not cheer much on the emergence of another suitor for MBSB, which has had two other suitors in the last three years. Islamic Finance Government incentives boost Pakistan's Islamic banks News Aggregation Team Friday, December 23, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33055/government-incentives-boost-pakistanamp039s-islamic-banks Shariah-compliant banks in the country, the world's second most populous Muslim nation, held 11.4% of total banking assets in June, barely changed from a year ago. Islamic Finance Mizuho, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust eye merging asset management banking arms News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33496/mizuho-sumitomo-mitsui-trust-eye-merging-asset-management-banking-arms As the BOJ’s aggressive monetary easing is expected to continue for the time being. Investment Banking Japanese banks eye cross-group custody services merger News Aggregation Team Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33477/japanese-banks-eye-cross-group-custody-services-merger A deal is expected to be announced by fiscal year-end. Investment Banking China Exim Bank Unit Buys Hungarian Telecom Firm Invitel For $214M News Aggregation Team Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33482/china-exim-bank-unit-buys-hungarian-telecom-firm-invitel-for-214m Invitel is the second-largest incumbent fixed-line telecommunications and broadband Internet services provider serving more than one million homes in Hungary, including both residential and corporate customers Investment Banking Australia's largest banks still face billions in capital shortfalls News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33459/australiaamp039s-largest-banks-still-face-billions-in-capital-shortfalls The capital requirements stem from global banking regulations known as Basel III. Investment Banking Mandiri Sekuritas launches online mutual fund trading platform News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33469/mandiri-sekuritas-launches-online-mutual-fund-trading-platform The scoring feature provides an assessment of a mutual fund's performance and risks, calculated using the firm's methodology. Investment Banking Standard Chartered closes three shipping deals in excess of $1.6 billion News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33473/standard-chartered-closes-three-shipping-deals-in-excess-of-16-billion Standard Chartered, given its strong shipping expertise, played a significant role of a trusted advisor to Reliance Group as commercial facility coordinator on the structure of its first shipping finance deal. Investment Banking HSBC Readies For Brexit News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33380/hsbc-readies-for-brexit But our regulators and our customers expect us to plan for the worst. Investment Banking ADB financing rises 17% to $31.5 B News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33325/adb-financing-rises-17-to-315-b Approvals of loans and grants for sovereign and non-sovereign operations by ADB itself reached a record $17.5 billion, up nine percent from $16 billion in 2015. Investment Banking Asia banking: Are China’s JVs worth the effort? News Aggregation Team Monday, January 09, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33279/asia-banking-are-chinaamprsquos-jvs-worth-the-effort They have been obliged to enter into joint ventures with local partners and to cede majority ownership to them. Investment Banking ANZ, Macquarie join push to have Singapore rate rigging case in US dropped News Aggregation Team Monday, January 09, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33285/anz-macquarie-join-push-to-have-singapore-rate-rigging-case-in-us-dropped In that case, the big four Australian banks and Macquarie have been named as defendants. Investment Banking Corporate Japan mulls next moves as Brexit plan emerges News Aggregation Team Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33478/corporate-japan-mulls-next-moves-as-brexit-plan-emerges Separation could require reshuffling European ops InvestmentView 2016: A Year of Loose Ends and Wits’ Ends by Annie Catchpole, Scorpio Partnership News Team Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33366/2016-a-year-of-loose-ends-and-witsamprsquo-ends-by-annie-catchpole-scorpio-partnership If you are a fan of the European Union, the Clintons or George Michael we know you probably haven’t had the best 12 months. InvestmentView Asian Asset Managers in For a Bumpy Ride News Aggregation Team Monday, January 09, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33303/asian-asset-managers-in-for-a-bumpy-ride Cerulli thinks retail investors will fall back to their default positions, namely bank deposits. InvestmentView Indonesia's new regulations could boost fintech development News Aggregation Team Friday, January 06, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33260/indonesiaamp039s-new-regulations-could-boost-fintech-development Indonesia's latest moves are likely a response to major fintech efforts by other players in the APAC region. InvestmentView Barclays - Compass Report - Q1 2017 News Team Tuesday, January 03, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33213/barclays-compass-report-q1-2017 Published by the Barclays’ Wealth and Investment Management division, the quarterly research focuses on providing investment advice and recommendations to investors around the world, including the MENA region. InvestmentView Vietnam defies Asia slowdown News Aggregation Team Monday, January 02, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33167/vietnam-defies-asia-slowdown Viet Nam ranks among the world’s fastest-growing economies as its exports remained resilient to a global trade slowdown that’s hurting Singapore and China, Bloomberg Business news reported. InvestmentView Influx of deposits will raise bank lending, lower cost of capital, says Arun Jaitley News Aggregation Team Monday, January 02, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33172/influx-of-deposits-will-raise-bank-lending-lower-cost-of-capital-says-arun-jaitley Jaitley said a combination of implementation of the goods and services tax and a digitized economy will be the future of India InvestmentView Bank chiefs eye growth areas to bank on amid volatility News Aggregation Team Monday, January 02, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33173/bank-chiefs-eye-growth-areas-to-bank-on-amid-volatility The world will have to grapple with massive consequences behind technological disruption on jobs displacement, both for blue-collar and white-collar workers. InvestmentView Nomura sees opportunities from Trump's pro-business agenda News Aggregation Team Monday, January 02, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33176/nomura-sees-opportunities-from-trumpamp039s-pro-business-agenda Nomura earned over half of April-September overseas pretax profit in the Americas, where it is shifting focus to client-oriented services from market-based trading. InvestmentView Islamic banking witnessed slow pace in Arab region during 2016 News Aggregation Team Monday, January 02, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33188/islamic-banking-witnessed-slow-pace-in-arab-region-during-2016 By 2017, the total volume of Islamic Finance Industry is expected to be $2.7 trillion. Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Pakistan, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain are prominent where the contribution of their total assets of Islamic banking is 82 InvestmentView CC, Latham advise on Chinese bank’s $390 mln IPO News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33497/cc-latham-advise-on-chinese-bankamprsquos-390-mln-ipo Jilin Jiutai Rural Commercial Bank is the largest rural commercial bank in northeast China Retail Banking Wealth management firm enters retail News Aggregation Team Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33421/wealth-management-firm-enters-retail Modelling completed by Spring FG shows the potential for franchisees to achieve minimum revenues of $1 million per branch with an annual pre-tax contribution per branch of a minimum $350,000. Retail Banking Bank of China to establish deposit bank in Turkey News Aggregation Team Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33440/bank-of-china-to-establish-deposit-bank-in-turkey The BDDK recently said three foreign banks had voiced a strong interest in Turkey and were likely to enter the Turkish market in 2017. Retail Banking Six Asian banks show interest in Philippines News Aggregation Team Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33444/six-asian-banks-show-interest-in-philippines Foreign entrants can operate using branches or via a wholly-owned subsidiary. Retail Banking 17 Vietnamese banks enter list of 500 strongest banks in Asia Pacific News Aggregation Team Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33447/17-vietnamese-banks-enter-list-of-500-strongest-banks-in-asia-pacific Seventeen Vietnamese banks were listed among the 500 strongest banks in the Asia Pacific region. Retail Banking CIMB Group to start operations in the Philippines in Q3 News Aggregation Team Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33328/cimb-group-to-start-operations-in-the-philippines-in-q3 The last foray into Asean was Vietnam, where a full banking licence to start operations was granted in December 2016. Retail Banking Brokerage firms shifting to large, upscale branches News Aggregation Team Monday, January 09, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33306/brokerage-firms-shifting-to-large-upscale-branches The move is intended to cut costs and raise the efficiency of services amid fierce competition among local brokerage firms. Retail Banking 2 regional banks eyeing integration News Aggregation Team Friday, January 06, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33264/2-regional-banks-eyeing-integration Mie Bank, based in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, and Daisan Bank, which has its headquarters in Matsusaka, also in the prefecture, are expected to study options including an outright merger Retail Banking Banque Misr signs agreements worth $1 billion with Chinese groups News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 05, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33231/banque-misr-signs-agreements-worth-1-billion-with-chinese-groups The bank is furthermore finalizing its representative branch in Russia, which will make it the first Egyptian bank to be represented in Russia. Retail Banking MUFG to launch virtual currency service News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 05, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33232/mufg-to-launch-virtual-currency-service The MUFG coins will, for example, enable users to easily split drinking bills using their smartphones and quickly transfer money at lower rates. Retail Banking India's Crazy Tax on Foreign Funds News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33458/indiaamp039s-crazy-tax-on-foreign-funds Managers' disbelief turned to horror after accounting firms assured them this wasn't a practical joke. Tax Belarus, China's Hong Kong sign double taxation avoidance agreement News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33474/belarus-chinaamp039s-hong-kong-sign-double-taxation-avoidance-agreement The document was signed during the visit of the Belarusian government delegation. Tax A Mixed Grade for Japan’s New Tax Reform Plan News Aggregation Team Friday, January 13, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33394/a-mixed-grade-for-japanamprsquos-new-tax-reform-plan The ruling coalition has drawn up a tax reform package for fiscal 2017 that steers clear of eliminating the income tax deduction for homemaker spouses but that improves the tax environment for corporate investment and reorganization. Tax Win-win way to curb tax evasion News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33358/win-win-way-to-curb-tax-evasion They will then have to report to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore the financial account information of account holders who are tax residents of jurisdictions with which Singapore has Competent Authority Agreements Tax Hong Kong Seaside Mansion Buyer Dodges $13M In Taxes News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33362/hong-kong-seaside-mansion-buyer-dodges-13m-in-taxes The sale is the latest example of how Hong Kong’s wealthy are finding legal ways around restrictions to cool surging property prices in the world’s least affordable city. Tax India’s ‘Clarification’ on Foreign Investments Under Fire News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33363/indiaamprsquos-amplsquoclarificationamprsquo-on-foreign-investments-under-fire Double taxation of foreign portfolio investments occurs when an investor first pays a transfer tax upon purchase of Indian assets and then again when those assets are redeemed. Tax US-Cambodia FATCA IGA enters into force News Aggregation Team Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33370/us-cambodia-fatca-iga-enters-into-force FATCA, signed into US law on March 18, 2010, is designed to combat offshore tax evasion by US persons with offshore bank accounts and investments Tax The pros and cons of investing in offshore property News Aggregation Team Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33360/the-pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-offshore-property The first reason is the significant yield potential. Tax Resetting tax relations with India News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33320/resetting-tax-relations-with-india The momentum of Singapore-India collaboration must be kept up. Tax Azerbaijan blacklists four Pacific offshore centres News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33333/azerbaijan-blacklists-four-pacific-offshore-centres The other offshore centres include Panama, the Dutch Antilles and the US Virgin Islands. Tax National Savings mulls revival of retail Ijara sukuks to lure small investors News Aggregation Team Monday, January 23, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33518/national-savings-mulls-revival-of-retail-ijara-sukuks-to-lure-small-investors The work for issuing the product is at conceptual stage. Comment, Analysis & Research Philippines’ Finance Secretary to talk with China on $15b deals News Aggregation Team Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33520/philippinesamprsquo-finance-secretary-to-talk-with-china-on-15b-deals China committed the deals to the Philippines during President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Beijing in October Comment, Analysis & Research Global investment banking revenue drops to lowest since 2012 News Aggregation Team Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33521/global-investment-banking-revenue-drops-to-lowest-since-2012 Surge in outbound deals bolsters revenue generated from China market, says Dealogic report Comment, Analysis & Research A Tale of Two 'T's: 2017 for Asian Wealth Management News Team Friday, January 20, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33506/a-tale-of-two-amp039tamp039s-2017-for-asian-wealth-management Relentless growth of domestic players highlights a sticky population of clients unwilling to switch. Comment, Analysis & Research Asia’s richest­–world’s richest? News Aggregation Team Friday, January 20, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33510/asiaamprsquos-richestampshyampndashworldamprsquos-richest The rich in Asia tend to have family offices which is their investment arm and usually look into private-equity investments and property investments to make their money grow. Comment, Analysis & Research Top 10 luxury brands in China's cyberspace News Aggregation Team Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33483/top-10-luxury-brands-in-chinaamp039s-cyberspace The institute pointed out that traffic on official websites and official WeChat accounts and Weibo accounts of luxury brands were marginal. Comment, Analysis & Research More private jets take to the sky News Aggregation Team Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33487/more-private-jets-take-to-the-sky The company operated 10 to 13 flights a month on an average in and out of Chennai which is a jump when compared to the previous years. Comment, Analysis & Research Aggressive bank bonuses risk mis-selling: Sedgwick review News Aggregation Team Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33490/aggressive-bank-bonuses-risk-mis-selling-sedgwick-review These problematic incentives include cross-selling targets. Comment, Analysis & Research RBI may effect 25 bps rate cut on February 8, in April: BofA-ML News Aggregation Team Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33492/rbi-may-effect-25-bps-rate-cut-on-february-8-in-april-bofa-ml BofA-ML has slashed its March inflation forecast to 4.6 per cent Comment, Analysis & Research Two banks make their mark on Asian ESG News Aggregation Team Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/33452/two-banks-make-their-mark-on-asian-esg The Bank of China trade represented the first Asia ex-Japan EUR green bond issuance and the largest ever-international green bond offering. Comment, Analysis & Research