Blogs & Opinion Commentaries

7 Oct 2016
BY Alicia Garcia Herrero
It has been two years since Chinese banks have seen their luck turn sour with raising NPLs and decreasing profits.
7 Oct 2016
BY Vincent O'Brien
61% of respondents to the ICC Banking Commission’s latest Global Survey reported a shortfall in global trade finance.
6 Oct 2016
BY Eiichiro Yanagawa
This post examines initiatives to accelerate the development of Japan's payment infrastructure through the lens of the Zengin System—the heart of this infrastructure.
27 Sep 2016
BY Jan Bellens & Li-May Chew
Global banking is facing a perfect storm.
26 Sep 2016
BY Eiichiro Yanagawa
This post examines the current status and future outlook of legacy modernisation in Japan's financial industry based on a survey Celent conducted in 2015.
19 Sep 2016
BY David Duncan
Back in 2012, Thailand's Electronic Transactions Commission issued regulations that mandated domestic processing of domestic debit card transactions with debit cards issued in Thailand.
13 Sep 2016
BY Sandeep Aggarwal
As per Reserve Bank of India, the Indian banking system has gross stressed assets of 11.5% of total assets, as of March 2016.
30 Aug 2016
BY Moorad Choudhry
The classical central banker’s dilemma is how to address the growth versus inflation conflict.
19 Jul 2016
BY Christine Wright
Slower economic conditions around the region are certainly impacting our banks and financial services institutions, but that doesn’t mean hiring & recruitment has come to a complete halt.
4 May 2016
BY Christine Wright
The second quarter of the calendar year is always a very active period for recruiters, after Chinese New Year and post-bonus season.
27 Jan 2016
BY Christine Wright
The first quarter of the calendar year is traditionally a peak recruitment season within banking & financial services.
4 Nov 2015
BY Yacin Mahieddine & Simon Tong
Private banks in Asia are increasingly burdened by risk and regulatory requirements, in fact more so than any other segments within banking.
2 Nov 2015
BY Christine Wright
Careers in banking and finance are ever-evolving as constant change in Asia's markets creates demand for new skill sets.
6 Oct 2015
BY Stella Tang
As Asia's financial services sector continues to evolve, so too are the opportunities facing banking and finance professionals.
30 Sep 2015
BY Moorad Choudhry
A combination of traditional banking values and omni-channel seamless customer service will ensure that vanilla commercial banks will always be an important part of the global economy.
16 Sep 2015
BY Jan Bellens
In the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis, a chorus of bankers reaffirmed their commitment to global universal banking because it helped smooth revenue volatility.
22 Jul 2015
BY Christine Wright
Hiring in Asia's banking and finance sectors remains active.
8 May 2015
BY Christine Wright
Following the slowdown in recruitment activity before the Chinese New Year, an increasing number of jobs are becoming available in the accountancy, finance, and banking sectors in Asia.
28 Apr 2015
BY Mark Stuart
Before I founded Anagram Group and became a corporate trainer/coach, I spent over 15 years in the banking industry working for some of the world's largest banks.
13 Apr 2015
BY John Danilovich
Singapore recently played host to the launch of the ICC Academy, established to provide certified business education, initially in banking and trade finance.
23 Jan 2015
BY Christine Wright
Job opportunities in the accountancy, finance, and banking sectors are growing as many international companies continue to invest in the Asia-Pacific region.
6 Nov 2014
BY Stella Tang
While challenges remain, a number of drivers look set to underpin Asia's banking sector over the next few years.
4 Nov 2014
BY Will Dombrowski & Bradley Ziff
In the wake of broad global regulatory initiatives including Basel III, the roll-out of Dodd-Frank, the European Market Infrastructure Regulation ("EMIR") and other regulatory guidelines, a variety of issues are currently impacting the Asia-Pacific ("APAC") financial services sector.
24 Oct 2014
BY Christine Wright
Ask any finance professional to nominate the key challenge the industry faces today, and they'll likely choose complying with tighter legislations and regulations.
11 Sep 2014
BY Cynthia Stuckey
On average, an associate investment banker in Singapore earns SG$86,811 per year, almost double the median gross yearly income of a typical worker who earns around SG$44,500.
9 Sep 2014
BY Mark Stuart
With the Singapore banking sector starting to reach maturity, many HR departments are now focusing on attracting and retaining talent, in particular the pressing need to develop more local Singaporean leaders.
4 Sep 2014
BY Desmond Teo & Mercy Joseph
Singapore is on the brink of concluding an agreement with the US to clamp down on tax evasion by US citizens or residents (US persons), a move that will enhance Singapore’s credentials as a global financial hub.
1 Sep 2014
BY Raed S. Haddad
Over a decade ago, factors such as globalisation, deepening of financial product usage, and demographic change led the banking and financial sector on a dynamic trajectory.
8 Aug 2014
BY Christine Wright
Internal Auditors, Regulatory Reporting Analysts, and Financial Planning & Analysis professionals are among the skills in high demand across Asia, according to our latest Hays Quarterly Report of jobs in demand.
24 Apr 2014
BY Christine Wright
All-round Finance Managers, Regulatory Reporting Analysts, and Financial Planning & Analysis professionals are among the skills in high demand across Asia, according to our latest Hays Quarterly Hotspots list of jobs in demand.
2 Apr 2014
BY Leon Santos
There is a current trend in offshore fund and deal structuring towards more compliance and corporate governance.
24 Mar 2014
BY Duncan Edwards
At a conference in November 2012, Thomas J.
6 Mar 2014
BY James Patrick
Market experts are saying that the global economy is doing comparatively better than the past few years.
6 Mar 2014
BY Rajesh Yohannan
Wild currency swings can wreak havoc on your vacation.
14 Feb 2014
BY Ashley O'Reilly
The Monetary Authority of Singapore issued Notice 643 “Transactions with Related Parties” on 2 April 2013 which sets out the MAS requirements related to transactions between banks in Singapore and their Related Parties.
10 Feb 2014
BY Moorad Choudhry
Bankers everywhere are very familiar, and in one or two cases possibly slightly apprehensive, about the new liquidity and funding requirements that are the new Basel III regime.
27 Jan 2014
BY Peter Hill
In 2013, the finance industry in Asia continued to drive global economic growth, with key markets China and India leading the charge.
20 Jan 2014
BY Vivianne Arnold
Australia’s success as a trading nation is vitally dependent on the expertise of trade financiers and the quality of their products and services.
16 Jan 2014
BY Diptiman Chakraborty and Romadeep Chakraborty
Asian Banking and Finance fraternity has come a long way in Banking Journey but many more milestones are yet to be achieved.
10 Jan 2014
BY Damien Wong
In the financial services industry, market opportunities grow faster than IT budgets.