COMMENTARY

Say goodbye to banking as we know it

SO is China readying its own Bitcoin? Banish the thought. It's far bigger than that. Yes, just like any other cryptocurrency - or for that matter, cigarettes in prisoners-of-war camps - the upcoming digital yuan will be "tokenised" money. But the similarity ends there. The crypto yuan, which may...

Say goodbye to banking as we know it

[HONG KONG] So is China readying its own Bitcoin? Banish the thought.

Singapore keeps building until the buyers come

[HONG KONG] You'll build and they'll come? Well, don't bet on it.

COMMENTARY

India must clean up or clear out dodgy brokers

ANY attempt at sweeping out a corner of India's financial system means bringing investors face to face with creepy crawlies. Disagreeable as the task is, it's also necessary.

India must clean up or clear out dodgy brokers

[HONG KONG] Any attempt at sweeping out a corner of India's financial system means bringing investors face to face with creepy crawlies. Disagreeable as the task is, it's also necessary.

OPINION

Libra retreat would bring joy and relief to Asia

FACEBOOK Inc's idea of a global cryptocurrency may get demoted to something more humble. You can almost hear a collective sigh of relief from Asian central banks.

COMMENTARY

DBS must bulk up or lose fintech turf in S-E Asia

SOUTH-EAST Asia's largest lender happens to be its most tech-savvy. Why then is Singapore's DBS Group Holdings Ltd missing out on some of the region's hottest deals in digital banking?

DBS must bulk up or lose fintech turf in South-east Asia

SOUTH-EAST Asia's largest lender happens to be its most tech-savvy. Why then is Singapore's DBS Group Holdings Ltd missing out on some of the region's hottest deals in digital banking?

OPINION

This tiny bank is a canary in India's coalmine

JUST when you think banks in India can't possibly deliver any more bad news, a near US$1 billion scandal drops without warning.The alleged wrongdoing at Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC Bank) differs from previous Indian banking scams in that savers are on the hook this time...

OPINION

Singapore's stability makes it attractive as data centre host

SINGAPORE is a major Asian refining hub, though it doesn't have a drop of crude petroleum. Now, the tiny country is punching above its weight indata.

OPINION

Singapore's Generation Z won't be mall rats

SINGAPORE'S malls are showing some resilience to the global hollowing out of physical retail by online shopping. The demographics of the smartphone generation are still against them, though.

OPINION

Why investors love Singapore's struggling malls

SINGAPOREANS are not spending like they used to, at least not in shopping malls. There are too many already and more are being built. But investors still have good reasons to back mall owners.

Investors still love Singapore’s struggling malls

[HONG KONG] Singaporeans aren't spending like they used to, at least not in shopping malls. There are too many already and more are being built. But investors still have good reasons to back mall owners.

COMMENTARY

How India's banks ran up a US$7 billion phone bill

FOR a capital-starved economy, India shows little urgency to extricate good money stuck in failed businesses. That was going to change after the adoption of a modern bankruptcy regime in May 2016. Alas, legal improvements notwithstanding, the culture of extending the life of bad loans to big...