Few Fintech technologies today are more discussed than blockchain. With the potential to disrupt how the basic plumbing of the financial industry functions, blockchain technology seems to be viewed as the solution for anything from payment reconciliation to settlement. Yet, what does this mean for India? What will the impact be and is India ready?
Predictions are that digital payments will account for 20% of all Chinese retail purchases by 2020, a staggering amount and one that is challenging not only the banks, but China UnionPay and regulators themselves. The China Digital Payments 2016 report looks at how new business models, market entrants and regulations are rapidly transforming China’s gigantic payment industry.
China's Millennials are demanding, especially from their banks and what they expect from financial services. The China's Millennials report from Kapronasia and the Disruption House provides critical insight into how Millennials are changing the way they bank.
Innovation has given China’s consumers an unprecedented choice of financial products and services at their fingertips. The 2016 China Banking Trends and Outlook report looks at some of the key trends, issues and challenges for China's banking industry as we go into 2016.
It will come as no surprise to followers of China’s markets when we say that 2015 was undoubtedly one of the most impactful years we have seen in recent decades. But what lies ahead for 2016? Will the stock market face another turbulent year? Will regulations hinder development?
White paper prepared by Kapronasia and The Disruption House and presented at Sibos 2015 in Singapore.
The future of payments is constantly evolving as new technology reshapes the way consumers exchange money. To understand more about how the industry views the future of payments, Kapronasia partnered with The Global Payment Summit to survey 60 professionals from various technology and financial services firms to hear their opinions on what we can expect from digital and mobile payments in the coming years.
Kapronasia was in Shanghai for the Hopkins China Forum event in May 2015. Zennon Kapron presented the attached slides on the latest financial innovations in China’s financial industry and how they are disrupting the sector.
Not only is Singapore the geographical center of the incredibly diverse and large Asia Pacific region, it also is one of the key financial centers. The city-state of Singapore offers a diverse array of financial asset classes and trading instruments with a high degree of liquidity and market efficiency. With this in mind, the Equinix-sponsored Trading in Singapore report takes a detailed look at the available trading options and related trends, regulation and technology.
Hong Kong is one of the largest financial centers in the world. Benefiting from relatively loose regulations, yet strong geographic ties with mainland China, Hong Kong’s capital markets offer diverse financial asset classes and instruments for trading purposes with a high degree of liquidity and market efficiency, as well as transparent regulations. In addition, markets are supported by the HK government, which works to keep market intervention and taxation to a minimum to maintain market competitiveness. This report from Kapronasia sponsored by Equinix provides a comprehensive view of the Hong Kong market across several topics.
Japan has long been famous for its technology innovation and business excellence. However, the country has been somewhat conservative in developing its financial services industry. Still, with recent regulatory reforms and market structure updates, the country has a lot to offer traders looking to expand in the Asia-Pacific region.
From foreign banks being allowed to enter China in the early 2000s to the launch of stock options and crude oil futures in 2015, the government has pushed the financial industry through a consistent and pragmatic path of reform. The culmination of this has been the Hong Kong Shanghai connect, or Mutual Market Access program, which is seen by many as the final step before the government fully opens capital markets by allowing nearly open capital markets.
The Australian market is in a unique position as it is closely tied to both the more developed Western capital markets and the growing Asian markets. Although Australia’s capital markets do not receive the attention of some of the other Asian markets, a sound legal system, liquidity, increased competition and a variety of products and asset classes will continue to make the Australian markets an attractive place for future investment.
Internationalization of China’s financial sector has been a key industry trend for a number of years. This year, that trend is more pronounced than ever. Chinese finance is more connected to the global economy than ever before, with new reforms, partnerships and investments. Looking forward, what changes can we expect in China’s financial sector? Will the trends established in 2014 continue? Will the speed of reform slow down?