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  • MWC Shanghai Snapshot: Day One

    Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 kicked off yesterday with more than 60,000 attendees expected over the three-day event. The industry’s biggest names are here to present their new products and technologies at the largest mobile event in Asia, plus high-level expert speakers from around 30 countries and diverse backgrounds. Opening the MWC conference, Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA, stressed the need for support from regulators as operators across Asia Pacific prepare to invest...

  • FleishmanHillard Picks Up Seven Awards at 2018 PR Awards Asia

    FleishmanHillard received seven awards at this year’s PR Awards Asia, presented by Campaign. The firm was recognized for its work on behalf of clients Cathay Pacific, Janssen, ARHT, Manulife and Carnival Cruise Line in seven categories. The annual awards program, now in its 17th year, shines a spotlight on the best and brightest in the communications industry throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. Winners were announced at a ceremony in Hong Kong on June 13, 2018. More...

  • D.LIVE Asia 2018 snapshot

    D.LIVE, The Wall Street Journal’s invitation-only technology event, brought many of tech’s most ambitious thinkers together in Hong Kong this week. With in-depth discussions and a tour of some of Shenzhen’s boldest and most exciting start-ups, the two-day event was an intense exploration of compelling ideas and investment opportunities. Here’s a snapshot of what sparked our interest:   Hong Kong Exchange reforms to attract tech IPOs In its largest reform in 25 years, Hong Kong...

  • Money20/20 Asia Day Three snapshot

    For three action-packed days in Singapore, thousands of the most insightful and inventive people in the payments and fintech world have come together to share new ideas and make new connections.   We’ve heard from the leaders of such companies as DBS, BBVA, Ant Financial, WeChat Pay, Grab, Alpha Intelligence Capital Fund, and Google, and we’ve dug deep into disruption, inclusion, innovation and the future of money. With these big themes in mind, here are...

  • Money20/20 Asia Day Two snapshot

    Money20/20, the world’s largest payments and fintech conference, continued in Singapore yesterday, with financial and fintech leaders sharing their insights and sparking discussion. First to India… Fast track to a cashless/less-cash society Thanks to multiple forces, India is fast becoming a data-rich nation, according to Madhivanan Balakrishnan, Chief Technology & Digital Offer, ICICI Bank. Working in tandem, financial institutions, big tech, fintech and government are enabling frictionless banking and AI-enhanced services. Addressing India's currency reform...

  • Money20/20 Asia Day One snapshot

    Money20/20, the world’s largest payments and fintech conference, made its Asian debut in Singapore yesterday with a definite buzz in the air. Thousands of leaders from traditional financial firms, fintech superstars and innovative startups were here, and for the next three days their focus will be on ideas and collaborations that shape the future of money. Staying front and center as banking becomes invisible DBS CEO Piyush Gupta set the tone for the event with...

  • Viewpoints: Hong Kong’s renaissance starts with creativity

    This year’s Davos has been and gone. While the headline act was president Trump’s America first speech, the meeting’s theme of “Creating a shared future in a fractured world” was designed to recapture some of the high ground lost last year. As the WEF warned in the 2018 program, “citizens yearn for responsive leadership; yet, a collective purpose remains elusive.” Not a new message but a timely reminder of the implicit social contract that exists...

  • FinTech in 2018: The Fads, the Fears and the Future

    Last year proved to be another exciting ride on the FinTech rollercoaster. We reached out to over 30 experts from leading brands including Ant Financial, Citi, Ripple, Santander, Starling Bank, Visa and Western Union to share their insights on the biggest fads of 2017, lift the lid on their biggest fears, and unveil the most exciting opportunities for 2018. Our contributors identified Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) as the most over-hyped trend of 2017, closely followed...

  • China Steals the Show at the Asian Financial Forum

    The 2018 Asian Financial Forum (Jan 15-16 in Hong Kong) delivered its usual mix of policy heavyweights and leading voices in the corporate financial world. Much of what was said from behind the podium concerned China — it’s economic policy, growing leadership role, and what companies are doing from and inside China. India stayed away from this year’s conference — reportedly because it is keeping its powder dry for the World Economic Forum in Davos...

  • Fortune Global Forum 2017 and Fortune Brainstorm Tech International 2017 Recap

    Openness and Innovation Drive Economic Growth in China and Worldwide The influential Fortune Global Forum was held in Guangzhou last week, from December 6-8, bringing world leaders and the heads of the world’s largest companies to China to discuss how openness and innovation are shaping the global economy. The important role of business in promoting globalization and inclusiveness, along with China’s emergence as a global innovator, were key themes of the invitation-only event. With three...