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It’s time to help developing countries build cashless economies
Date: May 26, 2020   |   Author: Sergi Herrero | Opinion
COVID-19 has fundamentally changed our perception of cash, but unless governments reform outdated laws and regulations, millions of people in developing countries will remain financially excluded.
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COVID-19 slows down regulators’ rollout of digital banking licences
Date: May 21, 2020   |   Author: Wang Shenming | Research Note
Regulators in many APAC economies have begun setting the rules and issuing licences for digital banks, but the COVID-19 pandemic has affected some of these plans and initiatives.
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Asian families must think beyond growth and overcome challenges in succession
Date: May 19, 2020   |   Author: Anne Tolmunen | Opinion
With 85% of Asia’s billionaires still the founders of their family businesses, Asian families are on the cusp of the most significant transition of wealth between first and second generations. Evolving the family office function can support Asian families on this crucial journey.
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Cashless payments in leading economies forecasted to grow 9% in 2020 due to COVID-19
Date: May 13, 2020   |   Author: Sara Wang | Datafiles
With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, many people are staying at home and doing their shopping through mobile phones and computers. As a result, e-commerce and cashless payments have seen growth and spread further across different markets.
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PolicyBazaar’s Singh: “Adaptability key to thriving in post-COVID world”
Date: May 11, 2020   |   Author: Sarbvir Singh | Opinion
The pandemic has highlighted the key role digital platforms play in keeping the global economy going. Businesses will need to adjust strategies and adapt accordingly to this new reality in order to thrive after the crisis passes.
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PNB’s Veloso: “Public spending will help the economy”
Date: May 07, 2020   |   Author: Wick Veloso | Opinion
In this CEO Perspectives piece, Philippine National Bank President and CEO Wick Veloso shares details of his bank’s initiatives for employees’ safety, the pandemic’s sweeping effects in the Philippine context, and what it will take for the economy to recover.
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WeLab’s Loong: “Digital acceptance and adoption are on the uptake”
Date: May 06, 2020   |   Author: Simon Loong | Opinion
WeLab Founder and Group CEO Simon Loong provides valuable insights on the company’s responses to COVID-19, how the pandemic has affected their business and the growing importance of digital readiness at this time.
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StanChart’s ‘banking as a service’ enables ecosystem players to offer financial services seamlessly
Date: May 05, 2020   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Interview
Standard Chartered has unveiled its new banking as a service venture ‘nexus,’ which offers partnership opportunities and allows ecosystem players to enter financial services without having to set up a bank.

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