Chinese tourists are an increasingly important force in many international retail markets. The habits and preferences of Chinese tourists are in rapid transition, and the success and failure of countless international retailers depends on their ability to react and adapt to this market segment. For Chinese consumers, mobile payments are becoming more and more important domestically, and they are increasingly using mobile payments while traveling abroad. This report delves into the habits of Chinese consumers and international merchants, giving valuable insight into a crucial demographic.

The 2017 P2P Lending in China report follows up on the P2P lending in China report released by Kapronasia in November 2014, highlighting on the high demand for regulation and analysing changes in the industry, including an overview of the borrowers, a look at the way platforms manage to control the loans’ risk and to what extent, and the ways in which some of these platforms “turned rogue” and tried to find ways to scam their customers.

As the financial industry continues to grow and innovative, banks are facing increasing challenges to keep up with the rapid pace of change, especially in the payments segment. Payment hubs could be the answer.

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.

Much has been written since March 25, 2009, when China’s State Council declared that by 2020, Shanghai would establish itself as one of the world’s preeminent international financial centers. Many of the subsequent documents, studies, opinion pieces and press releases about the State Council’s decision center on several key issues many feel the authorities in China need to address to ensure their vision of Shanghai comes to pass.

This Shanghai American Chamber of Commerce document authored by Zennon Kapron of Kapronasia takes a look at the growing trend of Chinese investment into the US. What is happening? Why is it happening? How will it affect the future?

Asian exchanges have come a long way in the past decade and are now highly competitive, both technologically and through their product offerings. In this report by Kapronasia, we analyse the overall Asian exchange landscape through several key factors, before taking a more detailed look into each of the region's leading markets.

The ATM market in China has maintained strong growth in the last ten years with the deployed number of ATMs peaking at 520,000 units in 2013, surpassing the number of ATMs deployed in the US and making China the largest ATM market in the world. With an average annual growth rate of 20%, China will continue to have sizable growth in 2014 as China’s number of ATMs installed per million people lags significantly behind developed countries and the number of payment cards served by a single ATM is also far less than the international standard.

At present, the banking industry in India is at the most defining point in its history since the nationalization wave in the ‘60s/’70s. There are a number of forces, both internal and external, rapidly shaping the strategies and operations of the players in this industry. These forces are calling into question the status quo in all areas of banking services: front office, middle office, back office operations, and strategy.

With the Chinese economy continuing to grow rapidly, the financial sector in China is one of the few globally that offers a unique opportunity for international banks, but also has challenges.

Page 5 of 38