Commentary

11 May 15
In recent days, China has approved 32 foreign institutions to invest in its domestic bond market worth USD 5.9 tn, mainly via the QFII (Qualified...
8 May 15
Following the slowdown in recruitment activity before the Chinese New Year, an increasing number of jobs are becoming available in the accountancy...
28 Apr 15
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...
16 Apr 15
Bitcoin (BTC) is a decentralised virtual cryptocurrency and digital commodity money, operating on a bi-directional flow where it can be traded for...
13 Apr 15
Singapore recently played host to the launch of the ICC Academy, established to provide certified business education, initially in banking and...
18 Mar 15
The Guangdong Free Trade Zone (FTZ) opens on March 18, according to a trade association in the province.
23 Jan 15
Job opportunities in the accountancy, finance, and banking sectors are growing as many international companies continue to invest in the Asia-...
10 Dec 14
The proposed Shanghai-Hong Kong Connect is a potential game-changer for the world's second-largest economy to entrench itself as Asia'...
4 Dec 14
Fear of losing market share sparks constant vigilance among financial services firms, but lately attention has been shifting from traditional...
3 Dec 14
Mobile is fast becoming part of a long-term strategy for banks, financial institutions, and merchants with the rapid convergence of mobile...
28 Nov 14
Acquisition and Leveraged Finance, in a broad sense, involves debt being raised from banks (mostly) to fund an acquisition, based primarily on the...
6 Nov 14
While challenges remain, a number of drivers look set to underpin Asia's banking sector over the next few years.
4 Nov 14
In the wake of broad global regulatory initiatives including Basel III, the roll-out of Dodd-Frank, the European Market Infrastructure...
24 Oct 14
Ask any finance professional to nominate the key challenge the industry faces today, and they'll likely choose complying with tighter...
11 Sep 14
On average, an associate investment banker in Singapore earns SG$86,811 per year, almost double the median gross yearly income of a typical...
9 Sep 14
With the Singapore banking sector starting to reach maturity, many HR departments are now focusing on attracting and retaining talent, in...
4 Sep 14
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...
1 Sep 14
As a consequence of the financial turmoil in 2008, Basel III adds new requirements for the composition and quality of capital to financial...
1 Sep 14
Over a decade ago, factors such as globalisation, deepening of financial product usage, and demographic change led the banking and financial...
26 Aug 14
Like any superstar, the front office in financial institutions often hogs the limelight when the firm excels.
8 Aug 14
Internal Auditors, Regulatory Reporting Analysts, and Financial Planning & Analysis professionals are among the skills in high demand across...
7 Aug 14
Banking executives are generally frustrated by the lack of efficient and effective Management Information (MI) that they receive to run their...
8 Jul 14
On the sanctions front, the EU recently lifted all sanctions against Myanmar (the UN does not sanction Myanmar at all), however, the US approach...
8 Jul 14
Cybercrime has become a major global issue that is seeing increased sophistication with cybercriminals striving to find new and improved ways to...
30 Jun 14
“Moving forward in unity to a peaceful and prosperous community,” the Myanmar slogan echoed as it chaired the 2014 ASEAN summit....
16 Jun 14
Last October’s penny stock crash that wiped out an estimated S$8 billion and rattled Singaporean investors’ confidence prompted the...
13 Jun 14
As hordes of travelers descend upon Brazil to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime festivities of the World Cup, many of them will be blissfully unaware...
24 Apr 14
All-round Finance Managers, Regulatory Reporting Analysts, and Financial Planning & Analysis professionals are among the skills in high demand...
21 Apr 14
The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), on 10 April, approved in...
11 Apr 14
The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced its intention to widen the official ±1%...
2 Apr 14
There is a current trend in offshore fund and deal structuring towards more compliance and corporate governance.
24 Mar 14
At a conference in November 2012, Thomas J.
18 Mar 14
In Singapore, the investment management industry and related financial institutions often face the issue of legacy IT systems built in the 1980s...
6 Mar 14
Market experts are saying that the global economy is doing comparatively better than the past few years.
6 Mar 14
Wild currency swings can wreak havoc on your vacation.
14 Feb 14
The Monetary Authority of Singapore issued Notice 643 “Transactions with Related Parties” on 2 April 2013 which sets out the MAS...
10 Feb 14
Bankers everywhere are very familiar, and in one or two cases possibly slightly apprehensive, about the new liquidity and funding requirements...
27 Jan 14
In 2013, the finance industry in Asia continued to drive global economic growth, with key markets China and India leading the charge.
23 Jan 14
The Financial Stability Review (FSR)(1) report provides financial institutions a good understanding of the global macro economy and its effect on...