Category: Asia-Pacific Financial Markets Insights
The Asia-Pacific Circle publishes timely Asia-Pacific Financial Markets Insights and Thought Leadership, in good business intelligence. This page regroups all the thinking and food for thought published by our expert contributors in relation to regional financial developments.
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Asia-Pacific Financial Markets Insights: Antoine Martin analyses the recent release of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's (HKMA) Revised Guideline on Authorization of Virtual Banks. Hong Kong is one of the world's leading financial places, yet the city's banking offer is limited for many. This move by the HKMA creates a significant new potential from a financial services perspective, but there is more. The Revised Virtual Banks Guideline has several objectives. First, opening access to financial services to non-banks. Second, solving a market deficiency which so far has left many citizens un-banked. Third, pushing Hong Kong's Fintech policy a little further. Keep reading for more.
Crypto analysis: Antoine Martin comments on recent regional cryptocurrency developments and asks why governments seem so keen on developing their own sovereign digital currencies lately
Crypto Trends: Asia-Pacific Insights: Antoine Martin comments on recent moves against Bitcoins, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and crypto exchanges by China's financial authorities
Hong Kong Fintechs: Over the summer, in May 2017, the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) released a long and precise report titled ‘The Future of Fintech in Hong Kong’. This report has mainly been criticized for emphasizing the weaknesses of Hong Kong in relation to the Fintech industry
Financial Markets: Antoine Martin comments on the introduction of Chinese companies into MSCI's Emerging Markets Index after three consecutive years of rejection
China Financial Market: Pascal Charlot and Antoine Martin analyze recent developments on the Hong Kong - China Bond Connect and explain their financial relevance
Argentina recently made the headlines because its recent move towards settling its severe debt-repayment crisis has given it a long-lost and most welcome access to international capital markets. But what does it mean in terms of business environment
Middle-East countries – particularly the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council countries including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) – have long made the headlines for dominating the world’s oil & gas markets. But the political economy of the region is shifting because of various factors
Monetary Policy: Antoine Martin comments on recent monetary talks involving IMF Director Christine Lagarde and Central Bank Governor Kuroda regarding capital controls in China