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Can Fintech Bridge Asia's Digital Divide?

For policymakers and entrepreneurs, the benefits of addressing the digital divide and of harnessing the power of fintech should be clear-cut. Taken together, both steps can increase the level of access to capital and financial inclusion.

That’s certainly a view that will be explored here in Thailand as the Milken Institute co-hosts a “Future of Finance” roundtable with the Bank of Thailand tomorrow and at the 21st annual Milken Institute Global Conference next month in Los Angeles.

In the new landscape of finance – with “fintech” serving as shorthand for the technologies that are delivering innovations as well as new challenges and opportunities to the once staid banking sector – up for debate are future business models, regulatory frameworks and how to align fintech practitioners, investors and beneficiaries...

from The Nation Thailand Portal


Curtis S. Chin served as U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He currently serves at the Milken Institute as Asia fellow and is a managing director at the advisory firm RiverPeak Group LLC.

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