Tagged: mainland china

Alibaba Group’s Fintech Firm, Ant Group, Gets Approval from Chinese Authorities for the Hong Kong part of its Upcoming IPO

Ant Group, which was previously known as Ant Financial, the world’s most valuable Fintech firm and subsidiary of the Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA), has reportedly received approval from Chinese regulatory authorities for the Hong Kong leg of its planned initial public offering (IPO). The Ant… Read More

IRISnet to Integrate Key Services as a Public Chain Service Portal of China’s Blockchain Service Network

IRISnet, which aims to serve as an interchain service hub for next-generation distributed applications, is planning to integrate key services as a public chain service portal of China’s Blockchain Service Network. The integration of these services should offer a “low-threshold and convenient-access” development environment for… Read More

Weihai City Commercial Bank Becomes Only City Commercial Bank Listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2020, with Assistance from AMTD

The AMTD Group, a financial services company rooted in Hong Kong and based in the Greater Bay Area with a global focus, has revealed that the Weihai City Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. (based in Weihai, Shandong Province – marine economy demonstration zones of China) was… Read More

President at Ping An Insurance Group of China Says Fintech for SMEs can Streamline Operations, but Need Support from Large Institutions

Chinese insurance giant Ping An recently pointed out that Fintech has the potential to enhance operational efficiency by reducing business costs and lowering certain risks in the financial services sector. Supporting SMEs is one way more established institutions can enable digital transformation across the financial… Read More

$5.7 Billion+ Cryptocurrency related Scam, Plus Token, Targeting Millions of Investors, Leads to Over 100 Arrests

Authorities in China have reportedly arrested 27 suspects who are allegedly responsible for conducting one of the largest cryptocurrency related scams, which is now well-known as the Plus Token Ponzi scheme. The arrests were made following extensive investigations by local agencies including China’s Ministry of… Read More

Crypto Mining Firm Ebang Is Now Listed on Nasdaq Global Market, Only Second Mining Company Listed on a US Stock Exchange

Chinese firm Ebang, a leading developer of cryptocurrency mining hardware, confirmed on June 26, 2020, that it had been listed on the Nasdaq Global Market (under the EBON ticker). Notably, Ebang is only the second Bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer to go public on a US… Read More

ByteDance, Developer of TikTok, May Compete for Digital Banking License to be Issued by Monetary Authority of Singapore

The developers and management TikTok, a leading Chinese video-sharing social network, are reportedly branching out into the financial services sector with the owners of the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Limited (OCBC) Bank (SGX: O39), a multinational banking and financial services corporation. Beijing-based ByteDance, a Chinese multinational… Read More

Digital Banking: Swiss Financial Giant UBS has Applied for a Virtual Bank License in Mainland China

Switzerland-based UBS Group AG (SWX: UBSG), a global investment bank and financial services firm with around $1 trillion in assets, recently confirmed that it is planning to launch a digital banking platform that would reduce operational costs and stimulate growth. However, UBS said its plan… Read More

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