Asian real estate and US interest rates

Asian real estate and US interest rates

Asian real estate and US interest rates Continued upward movements of US interest rates are starting to impact Asian real estate markets in a number of ways Economic conditions in the US continue along a path of steady improvement, with the latest GDP growth rate of 4.1% (annualized), signifying the strongest rate of growth in…

Bangkok Bank and Commerzbank run international trade transaction on Marco Polo blockchain network

Bangkok Bank and Commerzbank run international trade transaction on Marco Polo blockchain network

Bangkok Bank and Commerzbank run international trade transaction on Marco Polo blockchain network Two banking members of blockchain trade finance initiative Marco Polo – Bangkok Bank and Commerzbank – have jointly executed an international trade transaction using distributed ledger technology (DLT). Launched in 2017, Marco Polo, which counts over 20 banks from across the globe as its…

Narrowed focus for bank mergers

Narrowed focus for bank mergers

Narrowed focus for bank mergers THE Secondary Mortgage Corporation (SMC) and the Government Housing Bank (GHB) will be merged under a plan to cut costs and boost efficiencies, but it has emerged that no other state-run lenders are in the frame to be combined. While Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said that a draft law would…