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Gig economy workers need banking support

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Singapore has called for fintechs to provide stronger safety support for their staff, but globally, gig economy workers are often let down by the banking sector.

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The pending transformation of South Korea’s banking industry

March 29, 2023

South Korea’s financial regulators are exploring ways to increase competition in the sector and break the dominance of the biggest lenders.

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Thai finance minister outlines optimistic growth plans

March 28, 2023

Thailand’s finance minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith speaks to The Banker about the country’s plans for inflation and meeting its impressive GDP goals for 2023. 

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SEBA Bank takes its crypto banking to Asia

March 21, 2023

Amy Yu, the newly-appointed Asia-Pacific CEO at SEBA Bank, talks about the evolution of crypto in Asia, and how customers are responding to recent shocks within the sector. 

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China moves towards TLAC launch

March 15, 2023

China’s largest banks are preparing to increase their capital raising to meet their requirements, and are weighing up the benefits of onshore versus offshore investors in the face of rising interest rates. 

Pakistan’s economy unravels

March 14, 2023

The International Monetary Fund is due to release a tranche of over $1bn to the country.

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Is painting China as the predator in Latin American activities reductive?

March 10, 2023

Experts at a think tank webinar were keen to dispel some of the myths regarding China’s relationship with Latin America.

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Funding Asia-Pacific’s infrastructure projects

February 21, 2023

Asia has a wide infrastructure gap, which was further exacerbated during the Covid-19 pandemic. As countries look to new ways of raising financing, innovative structures and a focus on renewables is helping to lure in new investors. 

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Philippines outlines five-year growth plan

February 7, 2023

The Philippines has announced an ambitious five-year plan to capitalise on strong economic results. 

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China reopens with consumer spending boost

January 30, 2023

Three years after the start of the pandemic, China has dropped its zero-Covid rules and fully reopened its economy. While GDP for 2022 was sluggish, renewed consumer spending forms the basis for recovery in 2023.

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