PBC and BOT Governors signed a Fintech Co-operation Agreement in Fukuoka, Japan. According to this agreement, PBC and BOT will collaborate on several issues, including joint innovation projects and research, information-sharing, and regulatory coordination. As per the announcement, both PBC and BOT share a common interest to create fintech-friendly ecosystems that support the advancement of innovations and technologies. The two central banks aim to promote the use of innovation and technology to reduce costs and improve efficiency of financial products and services.
Keywords: Asia Pacific, China, Thailand, Banking, Fintech, Financial Innovation, Regulatory Coordination, BOT, PBC
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