Singapore To Deploy National NFC Mobile-Payments Platform

Singapore To Deploy National NFC Mobile-Payments Platform

Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority has put together an industry group to develop a system under which consumers may pay for taxi fares and small purchases with their mobile phones. The system will be in...

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank Unveils Mobile-Payment Platform

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank Unveils Mobile-Payment Platform

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia on Oct. 26 unveiled a mobile-payment platform to enable iPhone-owning customers to do online banking, instantly send funds to Facebook friends or to anyone’s email address or telephone number,...

The Great Risk Race

As Asia’s dynamic markets demand risk management attention and expertise, financial firms rush to fill a talent gap, with particular urgency in China. Three years ago, when Yang Haitao, an experienced financial risk manager,...

Surviving the Tech Manager’s Global Squeeze

Surviving the Tech Manager’s Global Squeeze

It’s the new reality of IT: working as part of a global team, with coworker and outsourcers all over the world, coordinated by a project manager at headquarters. But that reality can be ugly,...

Waters Exclusive: Asia Report

Waters Exclusive: Asia Report

Despite connectivity issues, regulatory hurdles and liquidity barriers, traders are eager to try out algorithms. Electronic trading and the use of algorithms in Asian markets continue to grow despite regulatory hurdles and technological bottlenecks....

Hedge Funds: Ready, Set …

Hedge Funds: Ready, Set …

Emerging markets pose regulatory obstacles and provide fewer trading options but offer the biggest opportunities. When Lou Gerken first started investing in Asia in the mid-70s as an investment professional at London’s GT Capital,...

Is China Too Hot to Handle?

Is China Too Hot to Handle?

The Chinese government takes steps to put a lid on an overheated stock market. New Chinese investors are rushing into the stock market like buyers trying to get their hands on an Apple iPhone...

Asia’s Alternatives

Asia’s Alternatives

Link to Originally published in Securities Industry News In many respects, Asia has been following the U.S. and European lead on matters of market structure and regulation as Asian laws and technologies steadily edge...

Seagate Award

Seagate Award

This article originally appeared in Managing Automation. U.S.-based hard disk drive maker Seagate Technology International today won the prestigious Singapore Manufacturing Excellence Award. The award, presented by Singapore’s Economic Development Board in cooperation with...