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Nov 10, 2020

Award programme recognises the efforts of the FinTech community to support Hong Kong's development into a financial technology hub

Oct 07, 2020

SINGAPORE -- Alchemy Pay (“Alchemy”), a pioneer in hybrid digital and fiat payment solutions, announced it will be providing its hybrid payment system to enable cryptocurrency payments for ecommerce players using Shopify, a $120 billion proprietary eCommerce platform for online stores across 175 countries. Shopify...

Sep 30, 2020

For the first time, traders in Europe will have easy access to the deep liquidity of the Japanese bitcoin market

LUXEMBOURG -- Leading cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer has announced the launch of cross-border trading on its platform. For the first time, users in Europe will be able to access one of the...

Sep 23, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The Royal Government of Bhutan has announced its first sovereign bond to support the economy in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while diversifying financial sources. The new financing instrument supported by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP...

Sep 23, 2020

The mobile-only FRANK by OCBC marks the Bank’s consumer digital thrust into the future by removing traditional banking restrictions

Kuala Lumpur, 23 September 2020 – OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) is cementing its thrust into digital banking through an overarching initiative that offers the mobile...

Aug 17, 2020

HANOI, Vietnam -- Last Thursday, Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications announced the launch of akaChain, an enterprise blockchain platform developed by leading IT firm FPT Software, as part of its national program for digital transformation.

Jun 23, 2020

HONG KONG and SHANGHAI, June 23, 2020 -- Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. ("Ping An" or the "Group", HKEx:2318; SSE:601318) is pleased to announce that Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has granted Lu International (Hong Kong) Limited ("LUI HK"), a subsidiary of Lufax Holding ("Lufax...

Apr 13, 2020

Hanoi, April 13, 2020 — The Asia Foundation, in partnership with the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) and Mastercard, is expanding an initiative to build Vietnam’s first-ever digital finance platform for low-income clients and women-led microenterprises. With support from Australia’s Department of Foreign...

Mar 27, 2020

KATHMANDU, Nepal, March 27, 2020 -- UnionPay International announces today its collaboration with Prabhu Bank of Nepal to launch special offers for cash withdrawal and mobile/online/card payments for this crucial period of time.

From today, customers with UnionPay debit cards issued by Prabhu Bank are able...

Mar 09, 2020

SHANGHAI, March 10, 2020 -- HSBC Life Insurance Company Limited ("HSBC Life") has launched an online campaign on WeChat to maximize support for the frontline medical personnel. People can visit HSBC Life official WeChat account and fill the "love bottles". For every received bottle, HSBC Life will donate RMB 50 (...

Feb 19, 2020

Delivers Machine Learning Fraud Detection and Finance Controls
Accelerates ERP Cloud Migrations
Streamlines Global Bank Connectivity with Pre-Built Payments Formats

SAN DIEGO -- Kyriba, the global leader in cloud treasury and finance solutions, has launched the Kyriba Payments Network to address...

Jan 30, 2020

The National Bank of Cambodia, the country’s central bank, is preparing the launch of a blockchain-based, peer-to-peer payment and money transfer platform in the coming months as “the national payment gateway for Cambodia,” the institution’s director-general Chea Serey said.

Trial runs are already underway...

Jan 22, 2020

Strong external headwinds may set back policy efforts geared towards tackling development challenges

Bangkok, 22 January --( ASIA TODAY )-- Given persistently high trade tensions and policy uncertainty, the growth outlook of East and South Asia has weakened, according to the United Nations World Economic...

Jan 21, 2020

LONDON, Jan 21, 2020 - JCB International, Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., and Nordic-based payment service provider Nets Group, today announce the wider enablement of JCB payment acceptance by Nets merchants in Finland.

This latest strategic expansion initially enables...

Jan 17, 2020

HONG KONG, Jan 17, 2020 - Tonghai Financial is pleased to announce that China Tonghai Capital was presented with the Best Privatization at the The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2019 Dinner in recognition of its extraordinary achievements in financial services.

Jan 16, 2020

15 January 2020 – More than 3,500 distinguished speakers and influential global financial experts, policymakers, business leaders, economists and investors attended the 13th Asian Financial Forum (AFF), a two-day event that concluded yesterday.

Jan 16, 2020

Indonesia is set to become the biggest equity market in the Southeast Asia region as the entire market valuation of the Indonesia Stock Exchange of $529 billion is now closing up to slumping Thailand.

Thailand, which took over the top spot from Singapore in May last year, is struggling with a strengthening...

Jan 09, 2020

Jan 09, 2020 (China Knowledge) - American Express Co (AMEX) has successfully won its bid to access China’s USD 27 trln payments market after the country’s central bank People Bank of China (PBoC) accepted its application in starting a bank card clearing business.

The acceptance of the application signals...

Jan 06, 2020

SecuX, awarded the Best Cross-Platform Crypto Hardware Wallet 2019, is a startup company who focuses on applying Blockchain technology to Retail industry. SecuX is going to exhibit its state-of-the-art solution about Cryptocurrencies Payment Solution at Sands Expo, Halls A-D 45840 (Digital Money Forum) and Hall G...

Dec 29, 2019

BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allied Wallet China, an Asia-based division of Allied Wallet providing online payment processing, and Founder Andy Khawaja recently celebrated reaching over 200 million eWallet users for their digital wallet e-commerce solution.

Allied Wallet China and its merchants saw a busy...

Dec 29, 2019

HONG KONG, Dec. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, Asianwallets has signed cooperation agreements with Japanese mobile payment providers Globepay and Trysee. The three parties will provide "local payment services" and "exclusive benefits for members" targeting Southeast Asian tourists traveling Japan.

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Dec 27, 2019

Dec 27, 2019 (China Knowledge) - The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) has announced new revisions of regulations to increase access of overseas financial institutions into China’s financial markets.