Banks’ vital role in fighting financial crime

The MAS has said it is important for Singapore to work smarter in fighting financial crime in areas such as the banks' approach to their "Know Your Customer (KYC)" due diligence and through use of technology. Every bank needs to perform this for all its ... ( read original story ...)

Here’s why Credit Suisse has cut 40 bankers in Asia

http://news.efinancialcareers.com/sg-en/291058/chris-aba-jpmorgan-singapore/ Credit Suisse’s headcount of ... raises questions about whether the bank can now achieve its target, announced by CEO Tidjane Thiam in 2015, of having 800 RMs in APAC by the ... ( read original story ...)

Salim Group backs digital startup incubator

In May, Salim Group acquired a small Indonesian bank as part of a grand plan to develop digital ... Indonesia's Salim Group is partnering the National University of Singapore on the Jakarta hub of BLOCK71, its startup incubator network. ( read original story ...)

Goldman Optimistic About Crude Market Rebalancing

the investment bank noted. Data out of the US, Europe, Singapore and Japan point to overall inventory declines of 83 million barrels since March, according to Goldman's data. Robust demand in particular has sent spot prices outperforming two-year forward ... ( read original story ...)

Is Singapore’s Property Slump Finally Ending?: QuickTake Q&A

Singapore home prices have ground steadily lower since reaching a record in 2013, when the government imposed the last of a slew of measures to cool a red-hot market. Authorities in the Southeast Asian island-state loosened some of those restrictions in ... ( read original story ...)

MAS warns against property related blockchain platforms

With two Singapore ‘proptech’ companies – FundPlaces and Reidao – turning to blockchain platforms to create property-backed tokens that can be acquired by investors, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a caveat emptor (“Buyer ... ( read original story ...)