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Operating in Taiwan’s highly competitive market, Magi Chen, president and chief executive officer of E.Sun Financial Holdings has steered her organization through a number of challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic to ongoing geopolitical tensions. Under her watch, the bank delivered a solid financial performance in 2021, including a record-high net profit of NT$20.6 billion (US$690 million) and the highest return on equity compared to local peers.
6 Feb 2023
Forced to stay at home by stringent zero-Covid lockdowns, Chinese stashed US$3.9 trillion in bank deposits last year. While many economists are pinning their hopes for a global recovery on a “revenge spending” spree by Chinese consumers, the increase in savings largely reflects economic uncertainty, rather than pent-up demand
6 Feb 2023
The Philippines’ central bank has started public consultations on a pilot project to explore the use of digital technologies in the delivery of financial products and services, and the sharing of customer data. In a statement, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor Felipe Medalla asked interested parties to participate in the consultation on the Philippine Open Finance Pilot project.
3 Feb 2023
QuantaSing Group, a Chinese online adult learning service provider, has appointed Citi as depositary bank for its American depositary receipt (ADR) programme.
3 Feb 2023
Regulator approval first since ownership restrictions lifted for foreign financial institutions in 2020
3 Feb 2023
Green bonds can play significant role, but should not get preferential risk management
3 Feb 2023
Those who gathered in Davos for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting this year were not wrong to fear that globalization is in retreat for the first time since 1945. Though the economic case for free trade and deepening integration remains sound, it has always been missing a critical element
3 Feb 2023
Government measures to support bond issuance help ease refinancing pressure, provides more liquidity
2 Feb 2023
Instill AI, a London-based start-up that provides tools to derive insights or generate meaningful content from unstructured data, has raised US$3.6 million in a seed round.
2 Feb 2023
DLA Piper has appointed Peter Armstrong as a partner in its corporate practice. Based in Tokyo, Armstrong joins the law firm from Nishimura & Asahi where he was a corporate partner, advising both Japanese and global entities on a wide range of complex cross-border transactions and projects
2 Feb 2023
Hong Kong’s de facto central bank today (February 2) raised its base rate in lockstep with the US Federal Reserve’s decision to raise its policy rate by 25 basis points.
2 Feb 2023
It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash and accelerate deglobalization
2 Feb 2023
The Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF), a trust fund set up by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), supported SNC Former Public Company Limited of Thailand in its inaugural bond offering, a social bond amounting to one billion baht (US$30.4 million). CGIF provided a 100% credit wrap for the five-year bond, which was rated AAA by TRIS Rating and placed with domestic institutional investors at a competitive coupon rate of 3.10%.
1 Feb 2023
Hong Kong virtual lender ZA Bank has appointed Ronald Iu as chief executive officer and executive director, with immediate effect.
1 Feb 2023