Blog Entries and Commentaries

Let’s kill core banking!

Emmanuel Daniel, chairman of The Asian Banker, challenges banks to give up their traditional notion of core banking during the Huawei Connect Summit 2016 in Shanghai, China. Here is the video of his speech.

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1MDB and the single-handed destruction of a nation’s institutions

I thought that the Sarawak Report http://www.sarawakreport.org/ has the most comprehensive account of the blow-by-blow hard evidence being provided by the US Attorney General's office in substantiating their allegations in the 1MDB scandal. I think the time has come for … Continue reading…

Postcard from Beijing – on poor choices that might shape the future

Notes from my conversations and observations in Beijing this week:
There is a considerable degree of desperateness at more levels of government to do something about the impact of the slowing economy than ever before. Even banks traditional incomes are falling, … Continue reading…

Gregg Gibb, Lufax and trends taking shape in the fastest growing P2P lenders….

The following are some of the points I am learning from my conversations with various  peer-to-peer lenders – most recently with Gregg Gibb, the CEO of the Shanghai-based #Lufax (which stands for  Lujiazui Financial Exchange), arguably the world’s largest and … Continue reading…

Happy 50th anniversary, Amos Yee

(Long. Best read over 2-3 sittings)
On this eve of Singapore’s much anticipated 50th anniversary, my mind kept going back to that smart alec who spooked the entire island just after Lee Kuan Yew died. Somehow, despite the rude, insolent … Continue reading…

Postcard from Ethiopia

I spent a week in Ethiopia last week, as part of the process by which I am piecing together my own understanding of Africa. Partly, as I extend my business into the continent. Partly, as I build my own understanding … Continue reading…


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