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At trade finance events these days, it is difficult to escape the chatter around blockchain. So it was at last week's GTR Asia Trade and Supply Chain Finance conference in Hong Kong, where the distributed ledger technology dominated discussions. Most people were keen to discuss where blockchain would apply, precisely, in the trade finance industry: is it an technology with an actual application? Others were certain that it was and wondered when we would be past the point of proof of concept and pilots, ready for an industry-wide blockchain solution for trade. Interestingly, three years after the massive metals fraud in Qingdao, many wondered whether - along with tools such as LME Shield - blockchain wouldn't be the long-term solution to fraud in the trade and commodity finance businesses...
China called for Asia-Pacific nations to improve their coordination and communication on macro-economic policy on Wednesday. Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli urged a more integrated regional approach during his keynote speech at a meeting of finance ministers from Asia-Pacific nations. He warned that the regional economy was facing "serious challenges." "We need to improve the coordination and dialogues on macro-economy policies, share policy information and conduct prompt and effective communications with the market so as to reduce the negative spillover effect out of policy adjustments," said Zhang. Asia-Pacific finance ministers are meeting in Beijing amid concerns over a slowdown in the regional economy highlighted by lower Chinese growth figures. Opening the meeting of 21 minist...
Moderator: Saurabh Tripathi, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group Speakers: V G Kanna, Chief Executive, Indian Banks Association Anis Khan, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mutual Trust Bank, Bangladesh Rajnish Kumar, Managing Director, State Bank of India Varadarajan Srinivasan, Deputy Managing Director, Axis Bank Rishikesh Tinaikar, Director, Payments Markets, Asia Pacific, SWIFT Arun Tiwari, Chief Managing Director, Union Bank of India
The Financing Growth in the Asia Pacific conference is being organized just before the spring World Bank & International Monetary Fund (IMF) meetings, which draw the world’s top financial sector policy makers and business executives to Washington, D.C. CSIS will bring together key thought leaders, business executives, and policy makers from the United States and Asia for a discussion on how key economic trends relate to the geostrategic priorities of the dynamic Asia Pacific region. The focus will be on trade, investment, innovation, development and other important business trends across 9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks Dr. John J. Hamre President, CEO, and Pritzker Chair Center for Strategic and International Studies Introduction: Mr. Ernest Z. Bower Senior Adviser and Sumitro Chair for So...
Isabella Carvalho Silva, EY’s Senior Manager for Corporate Finance Strategy and Mentor at Startupbootcamp Fintech Hong Kong (China), emphasizes on the potential of financial technology (fintech) services, such as crowdfunding and P2P lending, in paving the way for greater financial inclusivity for start-ups in Asia, which can ultimately help contribute to development outcomes.
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Syed Musheer Ahmed, Member of the Board of Directors at FinTech Association of Hong Kong (China), highlights the growing potential of financial technology (fintech) services in Hong Kong, where innovation and business success are driving the digital economy.
It’s https://www.investdiva.com/ ‘s Kiana with News BTC and here is your cryptocurrency update. Oh My Gosh! OmiseGo’s token, OMG, just confirmed above the daily Ichimoku cloud, as it was one of the only cryptocurrencies to see gains on Monday, next to Cardano. After rallying over 38% and then erasing some of the gains on Friday the 13th, OMG continued its gains throughout the weekend and on Monday it finally confirmed the break above the daily cloud with its 9.9% gains. OmiseGO is an existing payment management platform similar to Stripe founded in Thailand, which is mainly focused on Southeast Asian countries with strong ties in Singapore, and Japan. Its token, OMG, allows real-time, direct transfers across multiple fiat currencies and digital currencies. OmiseGo’s goal is to “unbank the ...
On this week's UPFRONT, we are joined by Chung Chul, Vice President of the Department of International Trade at Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) and Song Soo-young, Professor of Finance at Chung Ang University to hear more about the ongoing fluctuations facing the trade flows in the Asia-Pacific region and measures necessary for Korea to deal with it. 'TPP대체, 아태 지역 통상질서 재편 전략은?' 이번주 UPFRONT에서는 정 철 / 대외경제정책연구원 무역통상본부장, 송수영 / 중앙대학교 경영학부 교수 모시고 아태지역이 직면한 통상질서 재편과 한국의 대응책에 대해 토론해본다. Visit ‘Arirang Issue’ Official Pages Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
Leaders, ministers and senior officials from the 21st APEC member economies will gather in the Chinese capital in the following days to discuss new economic strategies to boost growth in times of slowdown and uncertainty. For more on some leading economists’ views on the upcoming APEC meetings, watch this video to find out more. Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCTVNEWSbeijing Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
Morgan McKenney, Asia Pacific Cash Management Head, Treasury and Trade Solutions at Citi outlines the key technology trends corporate treasurers should watch out for that will transform financial services in the future. View other Citi videos: http://www.youtube.com/citi Read our Blog: http://blog.citigroup.com Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/citi Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/citi Follow us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/citi Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/citi Follow us on Google+: http://www.google.com/+citi
HSBC’s global head of trade and receivables finance, global commercial banking, Natalie Blyth, talks to Joy Macknight about building a new industry blueprint in trade and supply chain, as well as how the UK bank is partnering with fintechs to deliver better customer experience in this space.
11:00 a.m. Infrastructure Connectivity: Where are Asia's Big Gaps Mr. Toshiyuki Sakamoto Deputy Director-General for Trade Policy Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (Japan) Mr. Craig Steffensen Representative, North American Representative Office Asian Development Bank Mr. Vikram Nehru Senior Associate, Asia Program and Bakrie Chair in Southeast Asian Studies Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Ms. Suzanne Kelly-Lyall Independent Senior Policy Adviser for ASEAN Affairs Moderator: Mr. Murray Hiebert Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies Center for Strategic and International Studies
Professor Julien Chaisse, Director of the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong (China), speaks on how investment policies need to be refined to ensure that they help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, not contradict them.
Structured finance requires securitised transactions and shared corporate risks, and Hong Kong has both the professional talent and international standing to tap these financial instruments said Susie Cheung. Speaking at the Asian Financial Forum, the Co-Convenor of the Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association said her feedback at the AFF was very positive for regional moves to take advantage of the US$12 trillion global capital markets. Speaker: Susie Cheung, Co-Convenor, Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association Related Links: Hong Kong Trade Development Council http://www.hktdc.com Asian Financial Forum 2019 http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/aff2018/en/main/index.html
Senior officials from 21 countries are meeting in Hawaii this week for the annual summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, or APEC. This year's host, President Barack Obama, will meet with other Asia-Pacific leaders Saturday and Sunday. Mike O'Sullivan reports from Honolulu, the leaders will tackle thorny issues of trade and tariffs in the region that accounts for half of the world's economic output.
Damian Macinante, Asia Pacific Non-Bank Financial Institutions Sector Head, Treasury and Trade Solutions at Citi outlines the key trends and opportunities for treasurers in 2016. View other Citi videos: http://www.youtube.com/citi Read our Blog: http://blog.citigroup.com Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/citi Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/citi Follow us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/citi Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/citi Follow us on Google+: http://www.google.com/+citi
For more on the APEC meeting, we spoke with Stewart Beck, president and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. He is known as one of the three advisors of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding Asia-Pacific policy. Beck expressed his worries about the surge of trade protectionism and his expectation to see China play a more essential role in the economic and trade cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.
Chief Market Analyst, Ric Spooner reviews key economic data during January and discusses the outlook for the Aussie and Singapore Dollar as well as the Australia 200 index. CMC Markets is a global leader in online trading, offering CFD and FX trading. Learn how to trade CFDs with our variety of educational videos on trading strategies. Trade the global financial markets, including currencies, commodities, indices, companies and treasuries. Spreads may widen dependent on liquidity and market volatility. Investing in CFDs carries significant risks and is not suitable for all investors. You could lose substantially more than your initial deposit. You do not own, or have any interest in, the underlying assets. We recommend that you seek independent advice and ensure you fully understand the ...
► Subscribe to FT.com here:http://bit.ly/2GakujT Japan, Canada and nine other Pacific Rim economies have offered a rebuke to Donald Trump, declaring they had solved their differences and would press on with an expansive new trade deal on the first anniversary of the US president’s withdrawal. Footage by Reuters. Edited by Trixia Abao. ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
The first week of May sees markets delicately poised with momentum stalling and some markets turning down. Ric Spooner reviews what traders will be watching for the rest of the month and takes a look at key charts. CMC Markets is a global leader in online trading, offering CFD and FX trading. Learn how to trade CFDs with our variety of educational videos on trading strategies. Trade the global financial markets, including currencies, commodities, indices, companies and treasuries. Spreads may widen dependent on liquidity and market volatility. Investing in CFDs carries significant risks and is not suitable for all investors. You could lose substantially more than your initial deposit. You do not own, or have any interest in, the underlying assets. We recommend that you seek independent a...