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ZA’s New Wealthtech Offering Democratises Retail Access to IPOs

ZA International has announced the launch of a new integrated financial brand ZA One which offers the IPOGo service, enabling users to capture investment opportunities in initial public offerings (IPOs). IPOGo focuses on capturing the growth of IPOs of Hong

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Here Are the 5 Strategies Outlined in HKMA’s Fintech 2025 Plan

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has unveiled “Fintech 2025”, its new strategy for driving fintech development in Hong Kong which includes further testing of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). According to a statement by HKMA, the new fintech strategy

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The Stock Market Decline in Hong Kong

It’s fair to say that the global stock markets have endured a tumultuous 14 months, from the sudden, coronavirus-inspired crash in March 2020 to the subsequent peaks that were witnessed during the summer. This trend continued last week, as shares

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WeBank Ties up With Singaporean University to Nurture Blockchain Innovation

WeBank, a digital-only bank in China, announced its summer enrichment programme on FISCO BCOS Blockchain Experience at the Singapore Management University (SMU). FISCO BCOS is a secure, reliable, easy-to-use, and high-performance financial-grade blockchain platform, which was launched by FISCO open-source

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HK’s BC Group Partners StanChart to Launch Crypto Platform for Institutional Clients

SC Ventures, the innovation and ventures unit of Standard Chartered, announced a partnership with BC Technology Group, the parent company of Hong Kong’s licensed digital asset platform OSL. The joint venture (JV) was formed to establish a digital asset brokerage and

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Banking Consumers Want Financial Empowerment, Not Just Apps

Consumers don’t just want shiny apps and digital banking, they want to feel that their bank is a partner who can help them reach financial empowerment. That is the finding of a new ethnographic study by Finastra, which has gone

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