Blogs on banking

  • Banks in the Pacific are coming up with new ways to spot suspicious transactions. Photo: ADB

    Risky Business: Separating the criminals from the job creators

    Published on Wednesday, 29 May 2019

    Criminals must be prevented from using the financial system but misdirected efforts to stop crime can harm small businesses and the jobs they create

  • Kyrgyz Republic banking on mobile phones to bring finance to rural areas

    Published on Thursday, 27 November 2014

    Mobile financial services have proven to be an ideal means to connect rural and remote populations to the financial sector.  In several countries now—for example, Kenya, Uganda, Pakistan, or the Philippines—financial services are successfully delivered to the rural population using mobile phones and agents. 

  • Why Should People’s Republic of China Unlock Services?

    Published on Friday, 25 January 2013

    A well-developed services sector plays a major role in improving production efficiency and promoting technical progress and innovation. The services sector has expanded rapidly in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) since economic reform was launched in 1979, and particularly after PRC joined the World Trade Organization in 2001. However, the size of the sector as a share of GDP appears to be significantly smaller than expected based on PRC's income level and development stage.