Dear esteemed APABI colleagues:

         It has been 15 years since the crisis of 2008, which has forever changed the regulatory landscape of the financial sector. Now, with the financial turmoil in the first half of the year, as well as the end of the low interest rate era of the past decade, the banking industry is thinking about financial stability in ways that it hasn’t since 2008. All APABI members must think about resilience in various ways, from the traditional credit cycle to more idiosyncratic events like the pandemic and technological changes. AICB in Malaysia will explore this topic in its October virtual conference, which you can find below.

        One particular aspect of resilience we are all considering is resilience to the green transition. India's IIBF has produced fascinating research on a potential green deposit mechanism. The role of green bonds and green loans in the sustainability transition is familiar, but deposits are a relatively unexplored channel. Various Indian banks have been offering them since 2018, but until now no generally recognized standards have been issued, and we await the progress of their Framework currently under development.

        Regarding community development, TABF was pleased to receive a delegation from Mongolia's BFA this August in order to learn more about cybersecurity and digital transformation. We would also be happy to welcome other APABI members to Taiwan, and look forward to more training exchange and collaboration in the future. As always, please feel free to reply to this email for any feedback or further suggestions!

 Dr. Hank C.C. Huang 

 President, Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance (TABF) 
 World Economic Forum (WEF)
Unlocking Interoperability: Overcoming Regulatory Frictions in Cross-Border Payments 

The rise of cross-border payments because of increasing international trade and technology advances has outpaced the development of regulatory frameworks suitable for global trade….. 
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 India Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF)
Green Deposits: A key instrument in India’s journey towards net zero

On 11th April 2023, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a ‘Framework for Acceptance of Green Deposits’. This will be applicable to all commercial banks except for regional rural banks, local area banks and payments banks. It also applies to all ...
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 Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance (TABF)
CDBCs have contradictory effects on financial stability

According to statistics compiled by the Atlantic Council’s “Central Bank Digital Currency Tracker,” as of the end of June, 130 countries around the world have explored the feasibility of central bank digital currencies (CDBCs), up 20 from a year ago. Of these countries, 110 are currently developing, testing, or actually rolling out a CBDC. 
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 The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB)
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 Banking and Finance Academy, Mongolia (BFA)
A digital transition and information security experience study program was organized in Taiwan.
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