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Ann Rutledge By Ann Rutledge

The ABS coins in your wallet

If Bitcoin is a “coin,” could securitizations (“ABS” for short) be coins too? A coin is a “small, flat, round...

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Chi Lo By Chi Lo

Renimbi going into the SDR Basket

It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela The renminbi will join the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Special Drawing...

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Ann Rutledge By Ann Rutledge

FINTECH May Indeed Change Finance, But for Better Or Worse?

Will Fintech change finance? Will its impact be positive? In this blog series, I consider how potential of Fintech solutions...

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Chi Lo By Chi Lo

What Does BREXIT Mean for China?

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. Yogi Berra In the short-term, Brexit...

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Nathan Van de Velde By Nathan Van de Velde

EU to adopt a stricter stance towards virtual currencies amidst alleged terrorist financing reports

Last October I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Sibos Singapore to present a SWIFT institute paper I...

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Nathan Van de Velde By Nathan Van de Velde

Is a risk-based approach to AML paving the way for wholesale de-risking?

Financial institutions continue to struggle with the conflicting pressures to maintain certain high-risk accounts and facilitate financial inclusion whilst satisfying...

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Chi Lo By Chi Lo

Chi Time – Why can’t we trust China’s economic data?

It is a maxim of today’s financial markets that we cannot trust Chinese economic data because the official statistics distort...

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Chi Lo By Chi Lo

Chi Time – China in Crisis?

Everything will be oaky in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end. John Lennon Many observers believe...

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