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Citi appoints new APAC head of sales for custody and fund services
11 Feb 21
Citi has appointed Mark England as Asia Pacific head of sales for custody and fund services.
BOCHK sets benchmark for new Yulan Bond market
8 Feb 21
It has priced US$500 3-year senior fixed bonds at T+67 bps.
The uncertain solutions to custody & clearing risks
23 Mar 18
Banks are currently looking into outsourcing, blockchain technology, and cybersecurity but are wary of unproven results.
Asian banks take the fast lane to real-time payments
22 Feb 17
Asian banks zooming towards faster and more secure transactions while navigating the region’s mounting regulatory hazards.
Citi names Bryan Murphy as Asia Pacific head of intermediaries client coverage
6 Sep 16
He will be based in Hong Kong.
Fast-paced changes in custody and clearing keep Asian bankers on their toes
24 Mar 16
Industry insiders share strategies as the market faces increased regulation and regional harmonisation.
Citi appointed global custodian for the first Global Sharia Funds in Indonesia
29 Feb 16
The funds are managed by Schroders, BNP Paribas and Manulife.
Securities screening and its role in financial crime mitigation
24 Sep 15
Custodian Banks are used by their customers for the safekeeping of proprietary and third-party interests in securities; the settlement and...
Singapore bond issuance crashed 31.3% to US$21.5b
13 Dec 13
But proceeds jumped 14.1%.
What you should know about lifting the offshore conversion cap
12 Nov 13
The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) is likely to lift the RMB 20,000 daily limit on currency conversion for Hong Kong...
What you must know about CNH's onshore deregulation and offshore expansion
21 Oct 13
The Shanghai Free Trade Zone (SFTZ) opened on 29 Sep.
Why RMB globalization is still a long way off
18 Sep 13
Efforts to globalize the renminbi (RMB) reached a milestone when the currency joined the league of the most-traded currencies for the first time...
Will Qianhai jeopardize Hong Kong’s position?
16 Sep 13
In mid-2012, the China’s State Council approved the development of the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation...
Singapore, Japan establish cross-border collateral deal
29 Jul 13
To enhance financial stability in Singapore.
CIPS to debut in Shanghai in 2014
19 Jul 13
3Part of campaign to internationalize the RMB.
Things you must know about JP Morgan's newly-launched Collateral Central
18 Jun 13
Find out what the 'virtual global longbox' does.
Hong Kong's dominant role to remain in RMB trading
4 Jun 13
Given that RMB is fungible offshore, the emergence of new offshore centres simply expands the existing regime instead of creating competing...
Taiwan becoming a local hub for RMB settlement and trading
11 Apr 13
Two days before the Singapore's announcement, financial institutions in Taiwan formally launched their RMB business after signing...
Does mandatory margining of non-cleared swaps make sense for Asia?
25 Mar 13
The Asian banking community is anxiously following the debate around the BCBS/IOSCO proposed mandatory margining of non-cleared swaps...
Why Singapore is well-equipped to facilitate RMB trading
12 Mar 13
On 8 February, the People's Bank of China announced that the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Singapore) will become the RMB...
RBS appoints Joseph Braitsch as head of futures and options for AsiaPac
13 Dec 12
He will also head the Electronic Futures Execution team.
BOC to serve as renminbi clearing bank in Taiwan
12 Dec 12
The Taipei branch of Bank of China will serve as a clearing bank for renminbi transactions in Taiwan.
Standard Chartered appoints Alan Naughton as global product head for investors & intermediaries
7 Nov 12
And Andrew Hempshall is global head of solution delivery & service, investors & intermediaries.
JP Morgan launches direct custody & clearing platform in Hong Kong
7 Nov 12
Michael Drumgoole was appointed as Asia Pacific head of the business.
Deutsche Bank launches dbIntegrate
30 Oct 12
It is an outsourced solution providing end-to-end execution, settlement and custody services.
Malaysia's CIMB launches money transfer service to 5 Asian countries
19 Oct 12
CIMB launched its international money transfer service, SpeedSend, to Myanmar, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Bangkok Bank wants broader use of Yuan as settlement currency
12 Oct 12
Bangkok Bank is awaiting once China's central bank approval to allow yuna to be used as a settlement currency.
Singapore expects getting yuan-clearing bank soon
10 Oct 12
Singapore moved a step closer to getting a yuan-clearing bank after issuing full banking licences to two Chinese lenders.
Taiwan ranks 7th in RMB payments by value
28 Sep 12
With its jump from 57th place in 2011, could Taiwan be the next offshore RMB clearing centre?
China, Taiwan prepare for cross-Strait currency clearing
31 Aug 12
China and Taiwan has paved the way for the establishment of a cross-Strait currency clearing mechanism by signing a memorandum on currency...
S. Korea to check on HSBC, StanChart over money laundering
9 Aug 12
Spot checks will be carried out on South Korean Standard Chartered and HSBC Holdings over money laundering allegations.
One day check clearing in the Philippines probable
7 Aug 12
The Philippine central bank said a bill will be filed in the country’s Congress to reduce the clearing time for checks to just one day....
Thai banks wary of high fund cost
17 Jul 12
Thailand's banks identified the mobilisation of funds to meet loan demand while keping fund cost as low as possible as one of its challenges...
Bank of Taiwan braces for clearing bank role
17 Jul 12
Bank of Taiwan is working to get the central bank's permission to become a clearing bank under the cross-strait currency clearing system....
Asia to face regulatory scrutiny in payments
22 Feb 12
Increased pricing pressure, cost complexities, and western regulatory initiatives may have custodians worried.
Indonesia, Thailand and Pakistan join money laundering blacklist
17 Feb 12
The FATF added Pakistan, Indonesia, and Thailand along with Ghana and Tanzania to its blacklist.
Will OTC derivatives clearing in Asia mirror the US and EU model?
15 Feb 12
Standard Chartered’s Giles Elliot says it will surely have a big impact in the market, though not all players can afford the capital...
Regulation and tax pressures to hit the securities industry in 2012
8 Feb 12
HSBC and Standard Chartered concur that banks in Asia will have to brace for a depth of regulatory change and evolution of tax regimes this year...
Bankers probe for more efficient custody & clearing platforms
1 Feb 12
Find out what HSBC’s Ian Banks and Standard Chartered’s Giles Elliot have to say about the challenge of having a system that embeds...
The offshore RMB connection
2 Jan 12
What a difference a year makes, or does it?
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