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China's Prepaid Card Market

Published: July 2012
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Prepaid / stored value cards are an important part of the payments market in China and are used to pay for almost everything such as from daily public transit to grocery supermarket and from movie tickets to clothes in shopping centers.

China Markets 2012: A Look at the Key Trends and Issues in Mainland Markets and Their Effect on Hong Kong

Published: July 2012
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Kapronasia was in Hong Kong for Sungard's Financial Industry Day in July 2012 and Zennon Kapron presented the attached slides in two sessions on the latest trends and issues in China's economy and financial markets.

Swift and China's Banks

Published: June 2012
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随着中国金融业走向世界,SWIFT组织在金融全球化进程中扮演了越来越重要的角色,中国的银行也更加重视与SWIFT的合作。Kapronaisa咨询最新的研究报告—《SWIFT与中国银行业》详细介绍了SWIFT组织的由来和发展,深度分析了SWIFT与中国银行业的关系以及对中国金融业所产生的影响,同时对未来SWIFT在中国的发展也提出了展望。

A Look at the Challenges for Shanghai to Become an International Financial Center by 2020

Published: June 2012
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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.

Trends Shaping China Capital Markets Technology in 2012

Published: April 2012
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This set of slides entitled "A look at the trends shaping China Capital Markets Technology in 2012" was presented by Zennon Kapron at TradeTech China in April 2012. The slides look at some of the key drivers and statistics that define China's capital markets today.

Social Media and Banking in China

Published: March 2012
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Understanding attitudes and perceptions towards social media and banking are a key prerequisite for organizations to better tailor their services and offerings to customers. While there have been studies looking at this in the US, few studies have looked at the attitudes in China, which is the focus of this report.

China's Mobile Payments Industry - What's Next

Published: March 2012
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Offering a relatively cheap and certainly more convenient method of making payments than traditional cash or card methods, payments made through the mobile phone promise to change the way we pay for goods and services and are a rapidly growing area of the global financial industry. We saw a number of advancements in 2011 and expect this to continue at an even faster pace in 2012. The mobile payment industry in China is growing rapidly as well.

Bitcoin in China - Chomping at the Bit

Published: October 2011
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What happens when you combine one of the most promising virtual currencies in the world with the largest country in the world? Even with the huge market potential though, will Bitcoin really take off in China? Can the Chinese consumer shift the value of the virtual currency as they did with gold in early 2013? What will the government eventually and inevitably do to control the currency? The Bitcoin in China: Chomping at the Bit report is one of the only reports available today that takes a comprehensive look at the current and potential market for Bitcoin in China.

Credit Risk Management in China's Banking Industry

Published: August 2011
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Although Chinese banks have in the past not focused tremendously on risk management, recent events and comments from regulators indicate that risk management will be more of a focus for banks. In the second in our series of reports on risk management in China, we look at credit operational risk management in Chinese banks to understand more about what it is, how things are different in China and what will happen in the near future.

Opportunities for Taiwanese Banks in Mainland China

Published: April 2011
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Increasing business opportunities for Taiwanese banks to expand into mainland China and closer cross-straits collaboration will drive innovation in banking products and services and the use of information technology.

Trends in Small and Medium Banking in China

Published: February 2011
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Since the late 1970s when market reforms first started to open Chinese markets to foreign companies, software companies have made continuous inroads into the market. Initially, many were focused on the ‘big-5’ banks. Although these banks are some of the largest, they are often some of the more conservative banks in the industry and typically have a very long refresh cycle. Some of the best fintech opportunities today lie with Small and Medium banks.

Top 10 China Financial Technology Trends 2011

Published: January 2011
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Kapronasia is pleased to announce the release of the “China Financial Technology 2011 – Top 10 Trends shaping the Industry" report. Based on discussions with industry insiders and market observations, the report is the first of its kind to offer an in-depth look at the key focuses of Chinese financial industry CIOs in 2011.

Overview of Intellectual Property (IP) Protection for Fintech Firms in China

Published: January 2011
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Intellectual property protection is a key consideration for financial technology companies in China. In this report, we look at the current issues and trends in IP protection in China and help companies understand the realities of selling their software or hardware into China.

Amcham Viewpoint - Chinese FDI into the US

Published: June 2010
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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?

Operational Risk Management in China's Banking Industry

Published: May 2010
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Market and credit risk management were the main areas of risk management that Chinese banks had paid close attention to in the past, but with more operational fraud cases occurring both internationally and domestically in the past decade, Chinese banks have increasingly focused on operational risk management as a main type of risk.

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