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    China's outbound M&A is failing due to National Security implications around the world. What's happening and why it matters for the financial industry.
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  • Research Calendar 2018

    Research Calendar 2018

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Latest Reports

After an eventful year with many notable developments in the burgeoning field of fintech, our 8th annual Top-10 Asia Pacific Fintech Trends Report, released in conjunction with the webinar, features an in depth analysis of the 10 most important fintech trends to look out for in Asia this year.
2017 was a year of significant interest into blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, and its application in China’s financial industry. Has the reality finally matched the hype or is the adoption of blockchain still lagging? What are the key user cases that are emerging and is it necessary for users to replace traditional technology with the new blockchain technology?
Most of the research into real-time payments has focused on potential new revenue streams and business models for banks to serve traditional retail and commercial customers. Although this research is valuable, it overlooks an essential segment of the population: the underbanked and financially excluded. Until now.


November 30, 2017 - Dec 01, 2017
Inside Fintech - Seoul
December 13, 2017
Australian Payment Summit
February 15, 2018
Baltic E-commerce Summit - Tallinn
March 13, 2018 - Mar 15, 2018
Money 20/20 Asia Singapore
March 21, 2018 - Mar 22, 2018
Payments Summit 2018 - Helsinki
March 27, 2018 - Mar 28, 2018
MoneyLive: Digital Banking APAC 2018
June 04, 2018
Money 20/20 Europe - Amsterdam
September 22, 2018
Sibos Sydney

Kapronasia is a leading provider of financial industry market research and consulting covering fintech, payments, banking, capital markets and blockchain.


Research From our offices across the region, we provide clients with the key insight and research they need to understand the market trends and challenges. Our research reports are used by numerous clients across the globe to make better business decisions about their Asia strategy.


Consulting We work closely with clients to better understand their business challenges and find lasting and value creating solutions. We have worked with some of the financial industry's largest players to help them re-define their business and drive growth.

Blockchain technology's momentum has grown significantly in China and it’s clear that this technology is here to stay. Since Chinese New Year, frequent good news has accelerated this trend – The People’s Daily published a whole page talking about how to develop this technology, and it’s been a hot topic even in the ongoing “two sessions” National Party Congress.

The top three tech giants in China -  Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, previously did not talk much about their blockchain development, but with a much more receptive public and regulatory environment, they have revealed a bit more about where they have been focused.

China's recent outbound M&A has been suffering with more and more acquisitions failing due to national security concerns, Ant Financial's missed acquisition of MoneyGram being the latest. Why does national security factor into these decisions and why will it remain a crucial consideration in the future?

In 2017, the Chinese smartphone market saw its first ever decline, with -4% YoY growth in smartphone shipments and -4.9% YoY growth in smartphone sales.

China is on the verge of creating another uninviting barrier for the cryptocurrency market, however nothing has been set in stone yet. Xinhua, one of the main news outlets in China, released another elusive yet pressing statement on February 5, 2018 laying out some of the government's plans to further hinder Chinese citizens from accessing international cryptocurrency exchanges and ICOs.

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