The Asia Pacific Banking News Network http://www.apbankers.net/ Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:10:22 GMT part of MediaG8way Group http://www.apbankers.net/ http://www.apbankers.net/assets/images/logo.png The Asia Pacific Banking News Network KohanaPHP Julius Baer wins Singapore share accumulator dispute News Aggregation Team Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31596/julius-baer-wins-singapore-share-accumulator-dispute Julius Baer had contested the charges. Wealth and Asset Management BNP Paribas Wealth Management in Taiwan has successfully implemented the OLYMPIC Banking System News Team Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31601/bnp-paribas-wealth-management-in-taiwan-has-successfully-implemented-the-olympic-banking-system We look forward to taking advantage of the synergies that using the same application in the Wealth Management Business of the bank around the world will bring us. Wealth and Asset Management Largest UBS Shareholder Voices Rare Rebuke News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31567/largest-ubs-shareholder-voices-rare-rebuke Lim Siong Guan, President of the GIC, made clear how displeased he was over UBS repeated involvement in financial scandals Wealth and Asset Management Lombard Odier Boosts Southeast Asia Team News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31579/lombard-odier-boosts-southeast-asia-team He moved to UBS in 2006 as an Associate and stayed until 2013 at which time he had become a Director. Wealth and Asset Management Managing wealth a question of trust as Zedra opens Hong Kong office News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31521/managing-wealth-a-question-of-trust-as-zedra-opens-hong-kong-office Zedra, formally Barclay’s trust business, launches in Hong Kong, and says that the world of the Panama Papers is a thing of the past Wealth and Asset Management Baring Private Equity Asia takes over Sai Global for $1.01bn News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31551/baring-private-equity-asia-takes-over-sai-global-for-101bn Baring Private Equity Asia has grabbed SAI Global Ltd. Wealth and Asset Management Nikko Asset Management launches Japan Share Concentrated Fund News Aggregation Team Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31485/nikko-asset-management-launches-japan-share-concentrated-fund Nikko AM Japan Share Concentrated Fund aims to achieve capital growth over the long term Wealth and Asset Management Why banks are rethinking wealth management News Aggregation Team Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31490/why-banks-are-rethinking-wealth-management Wealth management for Australian banks certainly hasn't lived up to the initial expectations of massively successful expansion. Wealth and Asset Management BMO Global Asset Management Wins Top Awards for ETFs in Hong Kong News Team Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31457/bmo-global-asset-management-wins-top-awards-for-etfs-in-hong-kong The initial three offerings were structured to help address the demand for income, growth and access to the region's robust financial sector. Wealth and Asset Management Striving for sustainability in Asian wealth management News Aggregation Team Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31461/striving-for-sustainability-in-asian-wealth-management On the one hand there continues to be growth in wealth in Asia. Wealth and Asset Management OCBC gets new global corporate banking head News Aggregation Team Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31595/ocbc-gets-new-global-corporate-banking-head Almost all our senior management roles are filled by talent who were groomed internally. Executive Moves Two Goldman Sachs Asia Partners Said in Discussions to Leave News Aggregation Team Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31593/two-goldman-sachs-asia-partners-said-in-discussions-to-leave The banks are facing a combination of slowing regional economies, higher regulatory costs and tougher competition for deals Executive Moves Former YBR chief exec joins K2 board News Aggregation Team Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31591/former-ybr-chief-exec-joins-k2-board K2's board has now grown to two non-executive directors and five directors. Executive Moves Credit Suisse Hires From UBS For Japan Private Bank News Aggregation Team Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31600/credit-suisse-hires-from-ubs-for-japan-private-bank Credit Suisse Hired New Managing Director And Head of Private Banking for Japan Executive Moves Amundi hires Wan Howe Chung to head up Asian fixed income News Aggregation Team Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31604/amundi-hires-wan-howe-chung-to-head-up-asian-fixed-income Mr. Wan has over 12 years of experience in global bond markets covering rates, credit and FX in public and private institutions. Executive Moves HSBC adds to asset management team in North Asia News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31575/hsbc-adds-to-asset-management-team-in-north-asia She joins HSBC Global Asset Management from Credit Suisse Private Banking Executive Moves New consultant at Frontier News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31580/new-consultant-at-frontier Frontier has increased its head count over the last year, with the firm now at an all-time high. Executive Moves Praemium chair to retire, intended successor revealed News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31581/praemium-chair-to-retire-intended-successor-revealed Camm brings a wealth of financial services experience to the board, having previously held a number of senior executive positions with ANZ Bank Executive Moves WTW makes two senior financial services hires to strengthen Asia presence News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31587/wtw-makes-two-senior-financial-services-hires-to-strengthen-asia-presence These additional senior resources in the region will allow our clients to maximise their capital and manage their risks. Executive Moves On hiring: Hugh Young of Aberdeen Asset Management Asia News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31519/on-hiring-hugh-young-of-aberdeen-asset-management-asia The asset manager seeks recruits with spark and emotional intelligence Executive Moves KWM slips on the global rankings list News Aggregation Team Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31594/kwm-slips-on-the-global-rankings-list To put together the index, Acritas conducted a global survey between January and August of this year. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Bahamas Leaks Reveals Offshore Connections of Chui Family News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31566/bahamas-leaks-reveals-offshore-connections-of-chui-family The company was involved in several local real estate projects. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Are central bankers killing the banking golden goose News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31571/are-central-bankers-killing-the-banking-golden-goose He is reluctant to raise extra capital at a time when Deutsche's share price is so low. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Former Westpac adviser banned News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31578/former-westpac-adviser-banned A spokesperson for BT said the insurer terminated Mahoney's employment after his activities were detected by internal controls which were voluntarily reported to ASIC. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Global money laundering group urges Singapore to step up its efforts News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31582/global-money-laundering-group-urges-singapore-to-step-up-its-efforts The executive summary of the task force's report did not mention 1MDB. Legal, Regulation & Compliance SFC notifies the industry of anti-money laundering concerns News Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31584/sfc-notifies-the-industry-of-anti-money-laundering-concerns Since licensees are vulnerable to being used to launder the proceeds of crime and to finance terrorism. Legal, Regulation & Compliance India Court Issues Warrant for Malaysia Billionaire Krishnan News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31517/india-court-issues-warrant-for-malaysia-billionaire-krishnan Investigators told the court they were seeking arrest warrants as the men couldn’t be served summons issued by the court. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Bangladesh thanks PH gov’t, Inquirer for return of stolen money News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31529/bangladesh-thanks-ph-govamprsquot-inquirer-for-return-of-stolen-money He added that Bangladesh is very grateful to the Philippine government and always to the Inquirer. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Foreign Asset Managers Making Inroads in Taiwan News Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31558/foreign-asset-managers-making-inroads-in-taiwan Onshore mutual funds launched by foreign players are popular among local investors Legal, Regulation & Compliance Goldman cuts jobs in Asia News Aggregation Team Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31520/goldman-cuts-jobs-in-asia Most of the jobs cuts are likely to take place in Hong Kong, Singapore and China, where Goldman's main Asian offices are located Legal, Regulation & Compliance Fund manager invests in Ignition Wealth News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31564/fund-manager-invests-in-ignition-wealth The investment was in line with the fund's mandate to invest in high growth opportunities, according to the fund manager FinTech Australian ‘Big 4’ Bank Taps Blockchain to Transfer $10 to Canada, in 10 Seconds News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31585/australian-amplsquobig-4amprsquo-bank-taps-blockchain-to-transfer-10-to-canada-in-10-seconds The banking brigade buoying blockchain keeps on rolling. FinTech Japan banks target fintech start-ups after law change News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31531/japan-banks-target-fintech-start-ups-after-law-change Change to 5% ownership cap part of national effort to push financial technology FinTech Yahoo Admits It Has Been The Subject Of World’s Biggest Hack News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31538/yahoo-admits-it-has-been-the-subject-of-worldamprsquos-biggest-hack The Yahoo data could be used to obtain the personal correspondence of public figures. FinTech IRESS acquires super software provider News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31545/iress-acquires-super-software-provider The proceeds of which will be used to fund the Financial Synergy acquisition. FinTech Thailand considering tougher tax collection rules for internet, tech firms News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31552/thailand-considering-tougher-tax-collection-rules-for-internet-tech-firms The idea is to seek appropriate solutions for Thailand and it could involve an amendment in some regulations because current laws are outdated and have been used for more than 50 years FinTech Japan banks target fintech start-ups after law change News Aggregation Team Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31534/japan-banks-target-fintech-start-ups-after-law-change Japanese institutions are concerned that a Google Bank or Facebook Bank will conquer Japan FinTech Use of blockchain in finance to become widespread in 5 years, say asset managers News Aggregation Team Friday, September 23, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31499/use-of-blockchain-in-finance-to-become-widespread-in-5-years-say-asset-managers Asset managers and owners expect the technology behind bitcoin to be widely adopted by investment firms FinTech Earning trust a big challenge for fintech start-ups News Aggregation Team Friday, September 23, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31503/earning-trust-a-big-challenge-for-fintech-start-ups Mr Phillips added that start-ups can partner with industry players with an existing customer base in order to shorten the process of building trust. FinTech InvestHK turns spotlight on city as Asia's Fintech hub with launch of first Fintech Week Hong Kong News Team Friday, September 23, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31509/investhk-turns-spotlight-on-city-as-asiaamp039s-fintech-hub-with-launch-of-first-fintech-week-hong-kong "Hong Kong welcomes Fintech startups and SMEs." FinTech FTLife Brand launches in Hong Kong News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31574/ftlife-brand-launches-in-hong-kong FTLife Insurance Company has announced a campaign to launch an energetic and forward-looking brand to become a leading player in Hong Kong Alternative Investments NGS cuts ties with CommInsure News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31577/ngs-cuts-ties-with-comminsure Rodwell-Ball said TAL's appointment will support NGS's strategic plans to improve its overall member experience and fortify its insurance offering. Alternative Investments AFA Rising Star finalists announced News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31583/afa-rising-star-finalists-announced AFA chief executive Brad Fox said the Australian advice industry has been successful in making financial advice an attractive profession to new entrants Alternative Investments Standard Chartered Faces U.S. Probe Over Indonesian Investment News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31586/standard-chartered-faces-us-probe-over-indonesian-investment An evidence of possible bribery and other misconduct, findings that were echoed in a separate review by a law firm Alternative Investments Bonds are not a safe haven News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31537/bonds-are-not-a-safe-haven It all means the quiet riot that was happening in Japanese and global long bond rates since July is in hiatus, and has perhaps ended. Alternative Investments Federal Court approves Zurich's Macquarie acquisition News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31544/federal-court-approves-zurichamp039s-macquarie-acquisition The opportunity to add to our product set particularly the innovative Active and Sumo offerings is also an exciting one. Alternative Investments Custom protection for Chinese News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31546/custom-protection-for-chinese The potential of the Chinese consumers and the burgeoning middle class as well as their rising income will mean greater demand for protection and insurance products Alternative Investments Foreign factors benefit luxury home market in Singapore News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31554/foreign-factors-benefit-luxury-home-market-in-singapore Combined with this, tax regimes have changed in other cities. Alternative Investments Eagle Gates Group eyes expansion into India and Russia News Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31555/eagle-gates-group-eyes-expansion-into-india-and-russia These two countries require wealth management solutions and we can provide it to them at a better cost than other companies. Alternative Investments BCS Global Markets Partners With Caderus Capital, Pushing Chinese Investment Fund News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31557/bcs-global-markets-partners-with-caderus-capital-pushing-chinese-investment-fund The partnership between the two groups will aim to facilitate and support a cross-border collaboration between China and Russia Alternative Investments Kuwait Finance House strengthens its Malaysia operations and supports local Halal industry News Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31562/kuwait-finance-house-strengthens-its-malaysia-operations-and-supports-local-halal-industry KFH Malaysia is looking forward to stronger business ties in the state in the long term to provide Islamic financial services and products to the people of Sarawak. Islamic Finance Indonesia sells 4 trln rupiah of Islamic bonds, mostly with higher yields News Aggregation Team Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31455/indonesia-sells-4-trln-rupiah-of-islamic-bonds-mostly-with-higher-yields The highest bid-to-cover ratio was 6.41 for the project-based sukuk maturing in January 2018. Islamic Finance CIMB-Principal Islamic launches Malaysia's first global sukuk fund under UCITS structure News Aggregation Team Monday, September 19, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31381/cimb-principal-islamic-launches-malaysiaamp039s-first-global-sukuk-fund-under-ucits-structure UCITS funds, provide an excellent platform for investors to access global investment opportunities efficiently Islamic Finance CIMB-Principal Islamic to launch Malaysia’s first global sukuk fund in Dublin News Aggregation Team Monday, September 19, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31409/cimb-principal-islamic-to-launch-malaysiaamprsquos-first-global-sukuk-fund-in-dublin The fund, the first such global sukuk fund in Malaysia, aims at maximising total returns over the medium to long term through a combination of capital growth and income. Islamic Finance Malaysia Plans Indonesia Shariah Stock Trading Link by 2017 News Aggregation Team Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31310/malaysia-plans-indonesia-shariah-stock-trading-link-by-2017 It is time for us to not just look at the needs of the domestic investors. Islamic Finance Indonesia takes aim at sukuk shortage with 10-year plan News Aggregation Team Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31312/indonesia-takes-aim-at-sukuk-shortage-with-10-year-plan Shrinking issuance can put Islamic banks at a disadvantage, limiting instruments needed to manage their money profitably and meet liquidity requirements. Islamic Finance Finally, India opens up to Islamic finance News Aggregation Team Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31294/finally-india-opens-up-to-islamic-finance India to join the global Islamic finance club Islamic Finance Bahrain's Al Baraka To Merge Unit With Pakistan's Burj Bank News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 06, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31121/bahrainamp039s-al-baraka-to-merge-unit-with-pakistanamp039s-burj-bank The Bahraini bank will be the major shareholder in the merged institution. Islamic Finance Islamic banking a growing reality: Wathra News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 06, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31122/islamic-banking-a-growing-reality-wathra Wathra said that SBP was improving regulatory and legal infrastructure by providing a balanced tax regime, enhanced disclosure requirements, strengthening of insolvency framework and standardizing practices. Islamic Finance Finally, India decides to join flourishing 'Islamic Banking Club' News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 06, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31123/finally-india-decides-to-join-flourishing-amp039islamic-banking-clubamp039 India's central bank has proposed to introduce interest-free banking, potentially opening Islamic finance Islamic Finance Investment Banking Demystified News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31570/investment-banking-demystified The origin of investment banks in India can be traced back to 19th century when European merchant banks set up agency houses Investment Banking 4 Disruptive Trends Singapore’s Banks Are Keeping An Eye On News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31539/4-disruptive-trends-singaporeamprsquos-banks-are-keeping-an-eye-on The success of a bank partly relies on its ability to manage risk. Investment Banking Barclays to pare office space in Tokyo's Roppongi after job cuts News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31540/barclays-to-pare-office-space-in-tokyoamp039s-roppongi-after-job-cuts Barclays asked about 100 people from equities in Tokyo to leave earlier this year as part of a fresh round of cuts across Asia, people familiar with the situation said at the time. Investment Banking Goldman May Regret Those Asia Cuts News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31548/goldman-may-regret-those-asia-cuts But all of them have strong retail franchises that can carry their securities units. Investment Banking BofA Said Poised to Cut About a Dozen Senior Asia Banking Jobs News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31556/bofa-said-poised-to-cut-about-a-dozen-senior-asia-banking-jobs As dealmaking dried up in Southeast Asia and Chinese securities firms made inroads in initial public offerings and debt underwriting, global investment banks are under pressure to cut costs. Investment Banking Bank of America plans to eliminate about dozen senior positions at its corporate and investment banking operations in Asia - Bloomberg, citing sources News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31560/bank-of-america-plans-to-eliminate-about-dozen-senior-positions-at-its-corporate-and-investment-banking-operations-in-asia-bloomberg-citing-sources Reductions will involve managing directors and directors Investment Banking HSBC moves 300 staff into WeWork hot-desking site in Causeway Bay News Aggregation Team Friday, September 23, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31498/hsbc-moves-300-staff-into-wework-hot-desking-site-in-causeway-bay Co-working offices can provide a flexible alternative for banks looking to reduce their footprint or for short-term project space Investment Banking Shanghai woos investment banks News Aggregation Team Friday, September 23, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31505/shanghai-woos-investment-banks The business scope of newly established foreign-funded securities firms will also be expanded to brokerage, proprietary trading and wealth management. Investment Banking Japan big banks retreat further from government bond market News Aggregation Team Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31449/japan-big-banks-retreat-further-from-government-bond-market The BOJ announced in late July that it would conduct a comprehensive review of its extraordinary monetary easing policy in a September policy board meeting. Investment Banking NAS renews $7 billion mandate News Aggregation Team Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31458/nas-renews-7-billion-mandate Equip Super has used NAS as its custody provider for 24 years Investment Banking JP Morgan chairman Jamie Dimon says India is a bright spot and it's not an exaggeration News Aggregation Team Monday, September 19, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31412/jp-morgan-chairman-jamie-dimon-says-india-is-a-bright-spot-and-itamp039s-not-an-exaggeration "India is definitely a bright spot, it's not overdone." InvestmentView Asian banks need to provide a bridge to low-carbon investment News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 06, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31128/asian-banks-need-to-provide-a-bridge-to-low-carbon-investment Asian banks to provide a bridge to investors wanting to invest in renewable energy for countries to have any chance of meeting global reduction targets. InvestmentView Why the days of Western banks in Asia are clearly numbered News Aggregation Team Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/30801/why-the-days-of-western-banks-in-asia-are-clearly-numbered N. Balakrishnan says the rising might of Eastern rivals and their own eroded reputations indicate that Western lenders, often guilty of bad choices, may become just a historical footnote within a generation InvestmentView The rise of the robot by Jungkiu (ìµì ê· å´æ¸å­) Choi News Team Monday, August 22, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/30734/the-rise-of-the-robot-by-jungkiu-igravemicroigravenbspecircmiddot-aringacuteaeligcedilaringshy-choi Traditionally, private bankers and wealth managers would have access to a large amount of financial and economic data. InvestmentView India – Modi Magic, the GST Game Changer by Andrew Holland, CEO, Ambit Investment Advisors , Simon Down, Senior Portfolio Manager News Team Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/30661/india-ampndash-modi-magic-the-gst-game-changer-by-andrew-holland-ceo-ambit-investment-advisors-simon-down-senior-portfolio-manager After a slow start to the year, India has experienced a flurry of activity in recent months. A new central bank governor and progress on a number of critical reforms has provided a boost to Prime Minister Modi and sets the base for the start of campaignin InvestmentView Australian economic outlook – Jeremy Lawson commentary News Team Monday, August 08, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/30427/australian-economic-outlook-ampndash-jeremy-lawson-commentary Although better global growth and asset price returns are undoubtedly welcome, it is hard to argue that all is well with the world. InvestmentView Investing in Japan – Thematic investments in light of the Pokémon Go craze - BLI News Team Friday, August 05, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/30389/investing-in-japan-ampndash-thematic-investments-in-light-of-the-pokampeacutemon-go-craze-bli Unless you’ve been living under a rock during the past few weeks, you must have heard about the Pokémon Go phenomenon that has taken the world’s attention by storm. InvestmentView Success In The Asset Management Industry Is Not Gender Specific, Says UBS Official News Aggregation Team Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/30176/success-in-the-asset-management-industry-is-not-gender-specific-says-ubs-official An expectant mother of six months, Huang, in an elegant black dress, arrived at UBS’s office on the 52nd floor of the International Financial Centre in the morning for a meeting, before setting off couple of hours later to the airport for a flight b InvestmentView Cmo Interview: Bringing Digital Transformation To Wealth Management News Aggregation Team Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/30186/cmo-interview-bringing-digital-transformation-to-wealth-management But just as automation and online servicing have reinvented stock broking and other services in the greater wealth management sector, traditional advisors are also turning increasingly to digital tools to boost their service offerings. InvestmentView Phew, what a summer! by Justin Urquhart Stewart Justin Urquhart Stewart Monday, July 25, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/30122/phew-what-a-summer-by-justin-urquhart-stewart From failed military coups, suspicious or otherwise, to political leaders changing, or not in Labour's case, and the economic uncertainty that results from Brexit. InvestmentView China Construction Bank, Zurich Branch, appoints SIX Securities Services as its infrastructure provider for Swiss Renminbi Clearing Hub News Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31573/china-construction-bank-zurich-branch-appoints-six-securities-services-as-its-infrastructure-provider-for-swiss-renminbi-clearing-hub SIX Securities Services to provide Swiss Franc and Euro interbank Clearing, Global Custody and Repo Trading Services. Retail Banking Security Bank aims to sustain double-digit loan growth this year News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31550/security-bank-aims-to-sustain-double-digit-loan-growth-this-year Corporate or commercial loans jumped 27%, while its consumer loan portfolio composed of home, auto and credit card receivables grew 61% during the period. Retail Banking Shinhan opens first Korean bank in Myanmar Shinhan strengthens Asian financial belt News Aggregation Team Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31523/shinhan-opens-first-korean-bank-in-myanmar-shinhan-strengthens-asian-financial-belt Shinhan is the first Korean bank to start operations in the Southeast Asian country Retail Banking "In Style Hong Kong" Promotion Coming to Bangkok News Aggregation Team Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31496/ampquotin-style-hong-kongampquot-promotion-coming-to-bangkok Activities to Spotlight Hong Kong's Trendsetting Lifestyle & Services Retail Banking The SBI merger: is bigger always better? News Aggregation Team Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31448/the-sbi-merger-is-bigger-always-better The process increasingly looks like a shotgun wedding, with not enough opportunity to pause and ponder Retail Banking Bank Muamalat seeks new investor to help business News Aggregation Team Monday, September 12, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31224/bank-muamalat-seeks-new-investor-to-help-business The largest micro loan provider was attracted to Muamalat after it delved into the latest reviews of the sharia lender prepared by a global consultancy firm. Retail Banking Big four banks' heartland targeted by ING Direct CEO Uday Sareen News Aggregation Team Friday, September 09, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31214/big-four-banksamp039-heartland-targeted-by-ing-direct-ceo-uday-sareen Selling consumers a larger number of products is also a key goal of the major local banks, as it tends to result in customers being less likely to leave their lender. Retail Banking Ithmaar Bank’s Pakistan arm FBL profitable News Aggregation Team Wednesday, September 07, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31155/ithmaar-bankamprsquos-pakistan-arm-fbl-profitable FBL plans to open 75 new Islamic branches in 2016, of which 34 branches have already been opened so far. Retail Banking China's Greedy Piggy Bank News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 06, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31147/chinaamp039s-greedy-piggy-bank More importantly, can it run fast enough for investors' liking by adding to its spare tires? Retail Banking Scotiabank shelves TBank divestment News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 06, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31170/scotiabank-shelves-tbank-divestment Scotiabank, Canada's third largest lender by assets, has shelved plans to sell up to a 49% stake in Thanachart Bank Retail Banking China firms caught up in billion-shilling tax probe News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31526/china-firms-caught-up-in-billion-shilling-tax-probe We observe with great concern that the company has fluctuated this audit by failure to provide documentation. Tax How to register and exchange tax info after amnesty News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31553/how-to-register-and-exchange-tax-info-after-amnesty A source country is a country where a taxpayer receives income such as dividends, interest and others. Tax Dar orders action against individuals, companies named in Bahamas leaks News Aggregation Team Friday, September 23, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31514/dar-orders-action-against-individuals-companies-named-in-bahamas-leaks The leaked documents have revealed incorporation details of 69 offshore companies owned by Pakistani citizens Tax Seychelles: Tax Info Exchange Agreement signed with India News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31437/seychelles-tax-info-exchange-agreement-signed-with-india Agreement Procedure to resolve any procedural dië¿®erences. Tax Deloitte announces 623 new partners globally News Team Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31441/deloitte-announces-623-new-partners-globally Deloitte also saw a significant increase in the number of new female partners globally over the last year. Tax Apple forced to pay ¥12bn in back taxes to Japan News Aggregation Team Monday, September 19, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31363/apple-forced-to-pay-ampyen12bn-in-back-taxes-to-japan More controversy over US technology group’s international tax arrangements Tax OCBS NISP appointed as amnesty gateway News Aggregation Team Monday, September 19, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31370/ocbs-nisp-appointed-as-amnesty-gateway OCBC NISP has prepared several instruments that can be used by people participating in the program, ranging from deposits and insurance products to investments, treasuries and loans. Tax Japs Hit Apple For Back Taxes, As Apple Screws Developers News Aggregation Team Monday, September 19, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31376/japs-hit-apple-for-back-taxes-as-apple-screws-developers Currently Apple Australia is being investigated by the Australian tax office. Tax South Korea Sees Surge In Offshore Disclosures News Aggregation Team Friday, September 16, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31337/south-korea-sees-surge-in-offshore-disclosures The number of taxpayers reporting undeclared offshore assets rise over the the first half of 2015 Tax ATO goes after two new multi-national tax avoidance tricks News Aggregation Team Friday, September 16, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31356/ato-goes-after-two-new-multi-national-tax-avoidance-tricks Australian Tax Office has vowed to review any new offshore arrangements it thinks are "artificial" and "contrived" Tax APAC institutional fee revenues expected to double by 2025 News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31565/apac-institutional-fee-revenues-expected-to-double-by-2025 Foreign managers, managers without local manufacturing capabilities would continue to have a larger share of the revenue in APAC Comment, Analysis & Research How to Avoid Business Bumbles in China News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31568/how-to-avoid-business-bumbles-in-china You have to really get yourself not just to understand but integrate in the Chinese environment Comment, Analysis & Research Country climbs in ranks of per capita assets News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31569/country-climbs-in-ranks-of-per-capita-assets China ranked 28th with net financial assets per capita of 11,496 euros, rising 40 percent from 33rd in 2014. Comment, Analysis & Research Banks typically reject 6-15 percent of would-be clients - survey News Aggregation Team Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31590/banks-typically-reject-6-15-percent-of-would-be-clients-survey Only 5 percent showed the door to more than 25 percent of potential clients. Comment, Analysis & Research Deloitte Global InSight News Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31518/deloitte-global-insight Moving together. Making tomorrow. Comment, Analysis & Research Non-cash transactions rising, but below potential News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31524/non-cash-transactions-rising-but-below-potential Non-cash transactions are below market potential in India as all banks are not promoting digital payments. Comment, Analysis & Research Singapore is only Asian economy to suffer contraction in nominal GDP in Q2: BNP Paribas News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31541/singapore-is-only-asian-economy-to-suffer-contraction-in-nominal-gdp-in-q2-bnp-paribas Unlike real GDP, nominal GDP is economic output at current prices without adjusting for inflation. Comment, Analysis & Research One time Duterte should listen to the outside world News Aggregation Team Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31547/one-time-duterte-should-listen-to-the-outside-world It is important to realize, however, that it is not a black-and-white difference. Comment, Analysis & Research Bonds Poised for a 'Dramatic Repricing' News Aggregation Team Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31522/bonds-poised-for-a-amp039dramatic-repricingamp039 Investors tend to forget that from the 1970s to the mid­1990s there was a positive correlation between sovereign bonds and equities, he said. Comment, Analysis & Research My Say: Can emerging Asia remain relatively attractive? News Aggregation Team Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:00 am http://www.apbankers.net/article/31530/my-say-can-emerging-asia-remain-relatively-attractive The recent market turbulence has caused bond yields to rise to multi-month highs, equity markets to tumble Comment, Analysis & Research