Month: September 2019

Benefits of Foreign Banks Expanding Services in Vietnam

VIETNAM – Vietnam is enjoying an uptick in its overall economic growth. With an estimated surge of 6.7%, it is well-positioned as one of the fastest emerging economies in the Southeast Asian region. The main contributing factor to the country’s economic growth is its strong real estate markets, especially as Vietnam is verging to become the …

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Incentives to Boost Investments in Thailand

THAILAND –  Thailand seeks to introduce new tax incentives in a bid to attract more foreign investments as it looks to elevate its economic status in ASEAN amidst the threats of a slowing economy as a result of the current trade tensions between the US and China. Several economic programs established by the previous administration have …

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Incentives to Boost Investments in Thailand

THAILAND –  Thailand seeks to introduce new tax incentives in a bid to attract more foreign investments as it looks to elevate its economic status in ASEAN amidst the threats of a slowing economy as a result of the current trade tensions between the US and China. Several economic programs established by the previous administration …

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Lowdown on Financial Licensing in North America

The permeation of technology did not leave the finance industry forlorn – the rise of financial technology (FinTech) initiated a complete overhaul in the financial services sector. P2P, or peer-to-peer lending as well as microfinancing have fostered a high degree of inclusivity and shaken up the industry enough for regulatory bodies to begin their intervention …

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Global Trade War: Economy of Thailand and FinTech

The Thai baht has been one of the top-performing currencies amongst emerging countries in Asia. The baht surged to 8.3% versus the dollar last year, and has seen the best growth globally in 2019. Given the incessant strengthening of the currency and Thailand’s strong economy backed by current account surpluses, many investors view it as …

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Understanding FCA’s Authorisation: The Power of Familiarity in UK

London – a fabulously wealthy city dominated by a thriving financial services industry. Ambitious firms seeking to enter the highly regulated sector often find their business plans thwarted by a stagering amount of paperwork for authorisation. As the conduct regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority of the UK, or FCA, demands a high level of commitment …

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