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Will AI Trigger Massive Job Losses in Financial Services?

In financial services, the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) is growing rapidly, bringing in a plethora of opportunities for customer experience and personalization. Yet, the question of regulation still lingers and must be addressed to tackle the potential risks of

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MAS Proposes New Regulations Amid Emerging Risks Arising from Digital Assets

Singapore’s central bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), is proposing new regulations that it would give it more power to regulate the financial services industry, notably in the fields cybersecurity and virtual assets, the regulator said on July 21.

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Partnerships Between Fintechs and Financial Institutions Drive Faster Innovation in ASEAN’s Digital Banking Sector

In Singapore, the first digital banking licenses are expected to be granted by the end of this year, marking the debut of a new area in the city-state’s banking industry. In June last year, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

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Silent Eight Uses AI to Fight Financial Crime

COVID-19 continues to spread in Singapore with now more than 30,400 confirmed cases and over 20 deaths, according to the latest data from the John Hopkins University. Though the numbers continue to rise, with 614 new cases of COVID-19 infection

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A Look at Singapore’s Updated Income Tax Guide for Digital Tokens

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) released on April 17 an e-Tax Guide on the income tax treatment of transactions involving digital tokens, as well as initial coin offerings (ICOs). The guide focuses on three types of digital tokens,

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Vietnam Central Bank Drops Plan to Cap Foreign Ownership in E-Payment Companies

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has scrapped its initial plan to limit foreign ownership of locally registered e-payment companies to 49% after consulting with experts and industry participants, according to a VN Express report. In a note released earlier

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32 Non-Bank Organizations Licensed Providing Payment Services In Vietnam: The Complete Updated List

In December 2014, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) issued the Circular No. 39/2014/TT-NHNN which sets a series of rules banks and non-bank organizations in Vietnam must follow in order to be permitted to offer intermediary payment services such as

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Indonesia’s P2P Lending Sector Sees 642% Growth in Disbursements

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is a booming sector in Indonesia’s rapidly growing fintech industry, representing 43% of the country’s fintech companies, according to a paper by the Asian Development Bank Institute released earlier this month. In December 2018, disbursement of credit

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MAS’ Chief Fintech Officer on Making Singapore a World Leader in Digital Banking

Over the past couple of years, Singapore has emerged as one of the fintech’s top hotspots in the world. Today, the city state is home to 43% of all fintech companies in Southeast Asia: that’s about 750+ organizations. Since being

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Philippines Introduces New Laws, Initiatives To Boost Innovation And Entrepreneurship

The Philippines government is pushing for innovation and entrepreneurship, introducing new regulations and programs to support young companies, and leading numerous projects to bring convenient e-government public services to the masses. The Philippines Innovation Act The Philippines’ president, Rodrigo Duterte,

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