Q+A with Alex Chen, Executive Vice President of Ctbc Bank
Emerging Markets Special Issue
Asia’s emerging economies fight to diversify from China and the US.
Grassroots anti-corruption movement promises new era of transparency.
He has become the face of Puerto Rico’s woes, warning in media interview after interview of its inability to pay its bills and serving as the island’s bearer of bad financial news.
Corporate Finance & Capital
Management | Corporate Governance
With the enactment of the Modern Slavery Act in October, the United Kingdom has made a new addition to the growing body of compliance regulations sprouting up globally.
Trends | Fintech
China’s Big Three Internet and e-commerce companies—Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent—are so big they are referred to collectively as BAT, and all three have received banking licenses and scaled up their e-commerce and finance platforms.
Capital Markets | Renminbi
The renminbi dropped a position in October, going from fourth to fifth, in terms of its use as a currency for international payments, according to the latest SWIFT Renminbi Tracker report.
Capital Markets | Deal Matchmaking
In this age of social media, even business matchmaking, traditionally the domain of word of mouth and handshakes, could use a little tech facelift.
Trends | Taxation
Brazil is well known in the global business sector for its tax complexity, heavy tax burden (around 35% of GDP) and high use of technology for tax collection. Not for nothing do Brazilians call their tax authority—Receita Federal do Brasil—“the Lion.”
Banks, regulators and tech companies are working together for the benefit of customers and the industry as a whole