April Wu

China Market Strategy

July 1, 2015

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Banking News This Week – Jul 1

The top 5 banking news stories in emerging markets this week.

1 – Amazon’s Loan Program for Sellers Expands Into New Markets

Amazon.com Inc will launch its business loan program for small sellers later this year in eight more countries including China, where credit is becoming a key factor in competing for new vendors and grabbing market share. >>

2 – China Automated Teller Machine Industry Report, 2014-2018, Research In China

Global and Chinese ATM markets (2013-2014) present characteristics and trends as follows. >>

3 – Three Thai Banks Join IFC’s Microfinance Push in Cambodia

Three Thai banks have joined IFC’s US$65 million syndication loan to a Cambodian microfinance institute, to boost the access to funding of micro, small, and medium rural and agricultural enterprises, most of which are owned by women. >>

4 – Clients Big Winners in Africa’s Digital Banking Boom

Clients are now increasingly getting access to services of all types via mobile devices. Their expectations of how banks and other businesses serve them are increasingly set by digitally native technology players, like Alibaba and Apple. >>

5 – (Video)21st Century Banking in Nigeria

With evolving consumer lifestyles and preferences, changes in the fiscal regime, and growth in the country’s digital landscape, the need for banks to adapt, innovate and develop in the response to 21 century banking, has never been more crucial. >>

Also worth reading:

Mobile Banking Boom In Emerging Markets
(Video)Doing Business In Emerging Markets – Banking Sector
4 Chinese Internet Companies Betting On Mobile Banking
Banks Tapping New Potential in Asia