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China eases restrictions on foreign ownership of Chinese financial institutions

China eases restrictions on foreign ownership of Chinese financial institutions

Chinese Government announces it will ease/remove restrictions on foreign ownership of securities and futures firms, fund managers, commercial banks, financial asset managers, life insurers...

14 November 2017
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CBRC’s new supervisory storm is here - Implications for foreign banks in China

The China Bank Regulatory Commission has issued new rules to address financial and systemic risks which will affect both domestic and foreign banks in China.

18 April 2017
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Putting Australia on the blockchain map - Standards Australia releases Roadmap for Blockchain Standards

Yesterday, Standards Australia released its Roadmap for Blockchain Standards; marking its role at the forefront of international standards and setting the blueprint for Australia's leadership.

03 March 2017
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RMB as a digital currency? China successfully completes its blockchain-based digital currency trial

China’s central bank – the People’s Bank of China - is one step closer to becoming one of the first major central banks to issue its own digital...

06 February 2017
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RMB: no longer an emerging currency

RMB’s longer-term potential has been further reinforced by its inclusion into the basket of currencies that constitute the International Monetary Fund’s Special Drawing Rights.

13 October 2016
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Whistleblowing in UK branches of overseas banks – the duty to inform

PRA and FCA consult on whistleblowing rules for UK branches of overseas banks

10 things you need to know about agritech

Agritech (or agtech) is the application of technology to agriculture. We discuss the tech advances (including robotics and AI) and the way it can transform the food and...

14 September 2016
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10 things you need to know about digital payments

The impact of digitisation on payments systems - The payments mix is increasingly digital with traditional payment cards being challenged by digital wallets.

23 August 2016
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10 things you need to know about decentralised autonomous organisations

DAOs are a re-imagined form of business vehicle, somewhere between a collective investment structure, a partnership, a venture capital fund, and a crowdsourcing platform.

16 August 2016
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10 things you need to know about blockchain in finance and financial markets

Blockchain is more than bitcoin. Its technology and potential far exceeds digital currencies.

04 August 2016
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10 things you need to know about insurtech

Insurtech is the transformation of the insurance industry through mobile apps and new technologies such as wearable devices, telematics and artificial intelligence.

12 July 2016
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How to use humans to make “smart contracts” truly smart

Strip away the hype. Decode the buzzwords. We propose a new "DnA" architecture for smart contracts, a blend of human and machine, available open source.

07 July 2016
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