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Who said insurance can't be innovative?

The birth of a new type of insurance is a rare occurrence within the UK market. Yet insurers abroad are developing ever more niche offerings, with China in particular setting an example as to how insurance can be innovative.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jun 2014
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China: now is not the time to be creative

Increased competition for Chinese deposits as a result of internet giants Baidu and Alibaba entering financial services is not necessarily a good thing for the market.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2014
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Chinese equities: there's hope after all

Despite a slow-down in the world's second largest economy, Chinese retail equity holdings are forecast to finally show some decent growth rates over the coming years.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jul 2013
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Citi taps China's growing mutual fund market

China Securities Regulatory Commission has granted eight licenses to foreign banks. The move is good news for the country's retail mutual fund market, which is now set for growth after years of decline.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2013
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New regulation in China hits smaller players

Following the introduction of new regulation governing the issuance of wealth management products in China, smaller players will struggle to maintain their margins and attract new clients as they will not be able to lure investors with high yields without taking a substantial hit on their bottom line.

Published By Datamonitor
29 May 2013
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M-Pesa takes on Myanmar

Vodafone has teamed up with China Mobile to bid for a mobile network license in Myanmar. If awarded it will give Vodafone access to a market that is almost 50% larger than Kenya, the first market where its M-Pesa mobile payment solution was introduced. The road to Myanmar will not be an easy one but if successful, the venture will present further opportunities for M-Pesa in China.

Published By Datamonitor
03 May 2013
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UnionPay set to shake up US card market

China UnionPay's entrance into the US payment card market with a prepaid card offering signals a bold strategic move by the payment network to not only tap into the growing popularity of prepaid cards, but also to expand its consumer reach and global brand presence. If successful, UnionPay could potentially spell bad news for major payment providers and their standing in the market.

Published By Datamonitor
02 May 2013
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Chinese property regulations may harm foreign players

Stringent property regulations are expected to see demand for real estate drop significantly in China, supporting a shift of HNW assets into alternative investments. Being limited to the more basic investment products, this development will make it even harder for foreign private banks to compete in the Chinese market.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2013
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A time bomb: China's wealth management products

In China, investments in wealth management products have soared in recent years. However, these products' underlying assets are often linked to high-risk real estate investments, which means that in the event of an economic slowdown the risk may not be systematic, but defaults, especially among smaller lenders, are likely.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Apr 2013
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Rural China: a new frontier for payments

To service rural parts of China, ABC is offering customers POS terminals that work on conventional landlines to enable transactions. As half of China's population is still living in rural areas with low levels of banking infrastructure, other payment providers will need similarly cost-effective strategies for tapping into the opportunity.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jan 2013

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