Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

Banking, Singapore

ASEAN’S economic growth increases demand for financing

UOB launched its locally-incorporated subsidiary in Vietnam in August 2018, the first Singapore bank to do so, reaffirming its commitment to supporting the country’s economic growth.

Singapore’s financial service providers are buttressing ASEAN’s development, helping companies internationalize through cross-border financing... Nov 14, 2018

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Singapore

Banking, Singapore

Foreign banks find a base in Singapore

Strategically located to serve the fast-growing Asia Pacific region, Singapore’s well-established business infrastructure, global connectivity... Nov 14, 2018

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Singapore

FinTech, Singapore

Singapore’s financial sector embraces technological disruption

Blending finance and technology has become Singapore’s forte, with more than 470 Fintech ventures based in the city-state and over 30 Fintech... Nov 14, 2018

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Singapore


Creating a financial center of excellence

Singapore, consistently ranked fourth in the Global Financial Centers Index list of the world’s best financial hubs, has every reason to be complacent... Nov 13, 2018

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Singapore

Banking on Kuwait

Kuwait investing heavily in backlog of much-needed infrastructure projects

Shaikha Al-Bahar, Deputy Group CEO of NBK

As the nation’s largest and first established bank, NBK is one of the leading financiers of Kuwait’s mega projects, and will play a pivotal... Oct 20, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Kuwait

Informative & Scope

Fintech 101

Financial technology, fondly known as fintech, is certainly a divine disruptive change to the traditional finance industry and a welcomed technology... Oct 19, 2017


Bahrain Banking

Regional leader backed by 40 years of banking tradition, with a sterling reputation for its regulatory environment

Left: Dr Waheed Al Qassim, CEO, Bahrain Association of Banks. Right: Khalid Hamad, Executive Director of Banking Supervision, Central Bank of Bahrain

As the leading financial services centre in the Gulf, Bahrain has proved to be resilient in the face of liquidity challenges posed by low oil prices... Sep 25, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Bahrain

Japan Monetary Policy

BOJ’s negative interest rate to promote banking consolidation and diversification

It remains to be seen if the Bank of Japan’s move will pay off, but results elsewhere have been encouraging

The Bank of Japan’s unprecedented cut of interest rate down to negative territory aims at ending Japan’s chronic deflationary pressure.... Aug 23, 2017

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Japan

The New Qatar

Banks and QBIC look to unlock the potential of SMEs and entrepreneurs

At QBIC’s demo day, startups have an opportunity to present their product, market research and financial projections to an auditorium full of judges and fellow entrepreneurs

Encouraging entrepreneurs and building a thriving SME sector is integral to the National Vision 2030 plan to develop a sustainable and diversified economy... Aug 16, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

Bahrain Diversities

Diversification efforts propel non-oil sector, which now accounts for more than 80% of GDP

Left: Zayed R. Alzayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism. Center: Mahmood Hashim Alkooheji, CEO, Mumtakalat. Right: Dr Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi, Chief Executive, Tamkeen

Bahrain’s commitment to diversifying its economy has been fundamental in making the country resilient against the challenges caused by the drop... Aug 11, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Bahrain

Finance Qatar

Financial institutions support Vision 2030 plan through education, environment and sustainability initiatives

Dr. Ragharan Seetharaman, CEO, Doha Bank

Despite facing challenging times due to low oil prices and economic uncertainty, Qatar’s top financial institutions have not let their vital corporate... Aug 07, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

The New Japan

The Rebirth of Japan Inc.

Thanks to a strong showing from exporters, Japan has racked up five quarters of uninterrupted economic expansion; its best run since 2006. Its highly-specialized... Jul 31, 2017

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Japan

Banking on Equatorial Guinea

Señor Don Martín Crisanto

The Worldfolio sits down with Martin Cristanto to discuss the banking sector in Equatorial... Mar 18, 2019

Temasek: Investing for regional growth

Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara
Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Temasek International

Temasek is a global investment company headquartered in Singapore. With a portfolio spanning... Nov 20, 2018

“Asean Is Still an Underpenetrated Market for Insurance”

Wilf Blackburn
CEO of Prudential Assurance Company Singapore

The Worldfolio talks with Wilf Blackburn, CEO of Prudential Assurance Company Singapore,... Nov 19, 2018

Singapore’s Monetary Authority Inspires ASEAN FinTech Sector

Sopnendu Mohanty
Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Chief FinTech Officer

FinTech is revolutionizing banking, insurance, investment and other financial services and... Nov 19, 2018

“In Singapore, the fintech revolution has just begun”

Charis Liau
Co-Founder and CEO of Minterest

The Worldfolio talks with Charis Liau, Co-Founder and CEO of Minterest


Nov 16, 2018

Singapore Exchange: at the Heart of a Blossoming ASEAN

Boon Chye Loh
Singapore Exchange (SGX) Chief Executive Officer

Singapore’s SGX punches well above its weight as a multi-asset global financial center... Nov 14, 2018

An international bank finds a home in Singapore

Mr. Amol Gupte
ASEAN Head and Citi Country Officer (CCO) for Citi Singapore

American banking giant Citi has been present in Singapore since 1902 and is represented... Nov 12, 2018

UOB: ASEAN’s digital bank

Susan Hwee
Managing Director & Head, Group Technology & Operations of United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)

UOB is a multinational Singaporean banking institution which provides commercial and corporate... Nov 11, 2018

Tapping the ASEAN opportunity in real estate

John Lim
Group CEO of ARA Asset Management Limited

ARA Asset Management Limited is a premier global integrated real assets fund manager. As... Nov 08, 2018

‘We want to be THE online payment solutions provider for Southeast Asia’

Randy Tan
CEO of Red Dot Payment

Established in 2011, Red Dot Payment (RDP) is Singapore’s largest digital payment... Oct 26, 2018

Standard Chartered getting future-ready

Judy Hsu
Regional Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN and South Asia of Standard Chartered (SC)

Standard Chartered has been present in Singapore for 159 years and currently operates in... Oct 17, 2018

‘Investment in Kuwait is a base for investment all over the region’

Sheikh Ahmad Duaij Al-Sabah
Chairman of Commercial Bank of Kuwait

In this interview, Sheikh Ahmad Duaij Al-Sabah gives his insight into the financial sector... Oct 08, 2018

DBS Bank: Digitizing at its core

Mr. Piyush Gupta
Chief Executive Officer of DBS Bank

The Worldfolio speaks to Piyush Gupta about how DBS Bank is at the forefront of a real digital... Oct 03, 2018

‘This country is future-focused’

Devadas Krishnadas
Chief Executive Officer of Future-Moves Group

Founded in 2012 by former civil servants, FMG is a fast-growing management consultancy whose... Sep 17, 2018

‘We go where our clients really want to go’

Henry Tan
Managing Director of Nexia TS Group

Established in 1993 by two experienced chartered accountants, Henry Tan and Sitoh Yih Pin,... Jul 26, 2018

‘Our development efforts have made a difference in people’s lives’

Mr. Abulwahab Al Bader
Director General of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development

Last April 25th, 2018 Mr. Abulwahab Al Bader Director (General of the Kuwait... Jul 02, 2018

Markaz: Kuwait Financial Center

Mr. Manaf Alhajeri

The Worldfolio speaks with Manaf Alhajeri about how Markaz is contributing to Kuwait’s... Jun 19, 2018

‘The country is moving in the right direction with a clear plan’

Mr. Anirvan Ghosh
Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered Bank has been present in Brunei for almost 60 years. CEO Mr. Anirvan... Dec 19, 2017

Takaful Brunei ready to expand its presence in ASEAN region

Yang Mulia Shahrildin Jaya
Acting Managing Director of Takaful Brunei

As Bruneians become more prosperous, the demand for insurance products has grown rapidly.... Dec 11, 2017

Brunei’s Takaful insurance pioneer

Osman Jair
Managing Director of Insurans Islam TAIB in Brunei

Osman Jair, Managing Director of Insurans Islam TAIB in Brunei, discusses the potential... Nov 15, 2017

J Trust finds a banking market niche in ASEAN

Nobuyoshi Fujisawa
President & CEO of J Trust

Nobuyoshi Fujisawa, President & CEO of J Trust, says that while other big banks focus... Nov 10, 2017


Kuwait Finance House

Organization Description Kuwait Finance House -...

Ultimate Developers Limited

Vision/Mission UDL’s mission is to deliver...

Qatar Petroleum (QP)

Our mission is to ensure the State gets maximum benefit...

Turkish Airlines

History 1933-1945: Establishment 1933: The...



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