Capital Planning/Stress Testing

HKMA issues discussion paper on retail CBDC issues

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has launched a discussion paper to gather views on the key issues surrounding a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC).

Thailand bans cryptocurrency use for payments

Thailand’s Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed it will introduce a ban on crypto as a method of payment from April 1 this year.

Bank of Canada and MIT collaborate on CBDC project

The Bank of Canada and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will collaborate on a 12-month project exploring central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

Thailand eases crypto tax regulations to promote digital asset investments

Thailand’s finance ministry has loosened regulations around crypto tax in order to foster investment in the country’s digital asset market.

Cambodia introduces code of conduct for banks and FIs

Cambodia has unveiled a code of conduct for banks and financial institutions with the aim of promoting more effective and responsible banking and financial practices.

Best Execution requirements officially introduced in Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has revealed that Best Execution practices must be provided by capital markets intermediaries to their customers.

Korea’s FSC alters rules to promote business expansion overseas of FIs

Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) has approved a set of regulatory revisions to help facilitate financial institutions’ overseas operation and investment activities.

European Parliament postpones crypto regulation vote amid backlash

The European Parliament has postponed a vote on crypto asset regulation after a leaked draft included a provision that sought to ban cryptocurrencies.

BIS unveils green bond fund to finance sustainable projects in APAC

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has launched a green bond fund that is dedicated to aid the financing of green projects in Asia Pacific.

China defers new AML rules amid pushback and privacy concerns

The People Bank of China (PBOC) has said it is postponing the introduction of new rules that firm up cash withdrawal and deposit scrutiny due to technical reasons.

News Stories

Data privacy platform Transcend secures $40m in Series B funding

Data privacy platform Transcend secures $40m in Series B funding

Transcend, a next-generation data privacy platform, has announced the successful raising of $40m in Series B funding.
Revolut enhances international transfers with new mobile wallet partnerships in Africa

Revolut enhances international transfers with new mobile wallet partnerships in Africa

Revolut, the global financial app with over 40 million customers, has expanded its Mobile Wallets feature by introducing partnerships with Airtel, Orange Money, and MTN.
Apis Partners’ strategic exit from GHL boosts ASEAN payments leader

Apis Partners’ strategic exit from GHL boosts ASEAN payments leader

Apis Growth Fund I, a private equity fund managed by UK-based asset manager Apis Partners LLP, has announced a complete exit from its investment in ASEAN payments provider GHL.
DNA Payments enables Alipay+ acceptance for 50,000 UK merchant

DNA Payments enables Alipay+ acceptance for 50,000 UK merchant

UK FinTech DNA Payments has expanded its portfolio of POS alternative payment methods by introducing Alipay+, a suite of cross-border mobile payment and digitalisation...
Harnessing financial data aggregation for enhanced ESG investment decisions

Harnessing financial data aggregation for enhanced ESG investment decisions

Harnessing the power of financial data aggregation is becoming increasingly crucial in the investment world, particularly when integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance...

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