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Key ideas from the speech of the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka at the launch of PMBF in Colombo on 4th Nov
November 7, 2019

Key ideas from the speech of the Governor of the Central Bank of Sr...

Stresses no amount of policies and regulations ensure growth if governance, compliance frameworks are fragile Insists sufficient credit for real economy, favourable business environment, less....

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Speech delivered by  Deshamanya Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka at the launch of PMBF in Colombo on 4th November 2019
November 6, 2019

Speech delivered by Deshamanya Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy Governor ...

The governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy delivered a speech at the launch of the degree program of Professional Masters in Banking and Finance in Colombo, Sri Lanka.....

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Daily FT writes about the launch of Professional Masters in Banking and Finance in Colombo
October 31, 2019

Daily FT writes about the launch of Professional Masters in Banking...

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBLS) are launching a Professional Master's in Banking and Finance degree program in Colombo, Sri Lanka this November....

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Agreement to launch AIT’s Professional Masters in Banking and Finance (PMBF) degree in Sri Lanka
October 2, 2019

Agreement to launch AIT’s Professional Masters in Banking and...

AIT and the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka have entered into an agreement to launch AIT's Professional Masters in Banking and Finance (PMBF) degree in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The agreement was signed....

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Two delegates from the Bangladesh Bank visited AIT in April 2019
October 1, 2019

Two delegates from the Bangladesh Bank visited AIT in April 2019

AIT welcomed two delegates from the Bangladesh Bank, Mr. Md. Masud Biswas and Mr. Saiful Islam to visit AIT and attended the final research project presentations of our Professional Master's in....

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Two scholarships for top applicants to pursue PMBF batch 7th
October 1, 2019

Two scholarships for top applicants to pursue PMBF batch 7th

AIT enters into an agreement with the Nepal Banking Institute (NBI) to offer two scholarships for bankers wishing to pursue the 7th batch of Professional Master's in Banking and Finance (PMBF) degree....

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Two delegates from the Bangladesh Bank visited AIT in April 2019
April 30, 2019

Two delegates from the Bangladesh Bank visited AIT in April 2019

AIT welcomed two delegates from the Bangladesh Bank, Mr. Md. Masud Biswas and Mr. Saiful Islam to visit AIT and attended the final research project presentations of our Professional Master's in....

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CSR Orientation Workshop
June 16, 2016

CSR Orientation Workshop

On 6 - 10 June 2014, Banking and Finance held a 5-day workshop on CSR. Alex Mavro was the lead facilitator of the workshop. Alex has been engaged full-time in developing Thai corporate social....

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Talk on the Structure of Banking and Financial Services in Cambodia
April 7, 2016

Talk on the Structure of Banking and Financial Services in Cambodia

On 24 March 2016, H.E. Ms. Chea Serey, Director General at National Bank of Cambodia gave a talk on “The structure of Banking and Financial services in Cambodia” to PMBF students at....

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Lecture on Industry Structure and Competition in Financial Services
April 5, 2016

Lecture on Industry Structure and Competition in Financial Services

Mr. Aravinda Perera, Managing Director of Sampath Bank PLC. gave a lecture on "Industry Structure and Competition in Financial Services: The Case of Sri Lanka" on 4 February 2016 for....

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Lecture on “Emerging Trends in Infrastructure Finance: PPP in Bangladesh”
March 8, 2016

Lecture on “Emerging Trends in Infrastructure Finance: PPP in...

On 18 March 2016, Mr. Mahbub Ahmed, Senior Secretary, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh gave a lecture on "Emerging Trends in Infrastructure....

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Talk on Credit Analysis of Bank Issued Bonds by TRIS Rating
February 4, 2016

Talk on Credit Analysis of Bank Issued Bonds by TRIS Rating

Mr. Aravinda Perera, Managing Director of Sampath Bank PLC. gave a lecture on "Industry Structure and Competition in Financial Services: The Case of Sri Lanka" on 4 February 2016 for PMBF. Sampath....

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Talk on “Trends in Infrastructure Financing in Emerging Markets: Case of India”
February 4, 2016

Talk on “Trends in Infrastructure Financing in Emerging Marke...

On 22 October 2015, Mr. Yeshwant Kini, Director and Country Head of KAUP Capital India, gave a talk on trends in infrastructure financing in emerging markets in the context of India. The talk was....

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Talk on the Banking Sector in Thailand by Thanachart Bank
February 4, 2016

Talk on the Banking Sector in Thailand by Thanachart Bank

On January 8 2016, Ms. Sarachada Sornsong delivered a talk on the banking sector in Thailand. The talk is part of the course in Banking offered by Dr. Sundar Venkatesh. Ms. Sornsong is a senior....

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Professional Development Course in Financial Inclusion and Microfinance
September 14, 2015

Professional Development Course in Financial Inclusion and Microfin...

The professional development course on Financial Inclusion and Microfinance was conducted August 24 - September 4, 2015 on the campus of AIT. This course has now been executed successfully three....

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Unveiling the story of inclusive growth in Bangladesh
July 1, 2015

Unveiling the story of inclusive growth in Bangladesh

Bangladesh represents a unique example of inclusive banking, where the underprivileged are able to open bank accounts for as little as 10 taka (12 cents). Moreover, 80 percent of the rickshaw pullers....

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Commencement of the 5th PMBF batch
July 1, 2015

Commencement of the 5th PMBF batch

The commencement of the 5th PMBF batch took place on June 15. The participants include 15 officials from Bangladesh Bank, Sampath Bank (Sri Lanka), Acleda (Cambodia) and the National Bank of....

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PMBF Program fetes fourth Graduating Class at Completion Ceremony
May 20, 2015

PMBF Program fetes fourth Graduating Class at Completion Ceremony

“We are proud of AIT, that it is Asia’s center of excellence.” – H.E. Ms. Saida Muna Tasneem, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Thailand Diplomats, dignitaries and senior bankers from....

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Workshop on “Econometrics for Research”
May 20, 2015

Workshop on “Econometrics for Research”

A two day workshop on “Econometrics for Research” for the PMBF Intake January 2014 at AIT on 16 - 17 January 2015 by Dr. Ajay Chauhan. He is currently Professor at the Universiti Utara Malaysia,....

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Practice of Financial Inclusion Workshop in Bangkok on February 19
May 20, 2015

Practice of Financial Inclusion Workshop in Bangkok on February 19

TOPICS  This is a practice-oriented workshop with focus on policy and implementation. Bankers with hands-on experience of policy-making will discuss and share knowledge in a collaborative....

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Talk on “Making an IPO: Just Dial’s $165 m issue”
May 20, 2015

Talk on “Making an IPO: Just Dial’s $165 m issue”

On 27 October 2014, Mr. R.K. Chari, CFO JustDial.com, gave a talk on Just Dial's business model, its $165 m million IPO and the challenges of handling regulations and meeting stakeholder....

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Bangladesh Bank visiting AIT
August 18, 2014

Bangladesh Bank visiting AIT

On 31 July - August 1, Mr. Md. Ahsah Ullah, Executive Director, CBSP, and Mr. Ahmed Jamal, Executive Director, HRD, from Bangladesh Bank (Central Bank of Bangladesh) visited AIT. During their visit....

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Commencement of the 4th PMBF Batch
July 2, 2014

Commencement of the 4th PMBF Batch

The orientation of the PMBF 2014 Intake was taking place at the AIT Campus on May 19. The participants include  11 officials from Bangladesh Bank and Sampath Bank, Sri Lanka. They were introduced to....

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PMBF Entrance Examination in Sri Lanka
June 21, 2014

PMBF Entrance Examination in Sri Lanka

A team from AIT Extension visited Sampath Bank in Sri Lanka to conduct the entrance examination and interviews for the 4th batch of PMBF on 5 May....

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Course on Public Private Partnerships
June 21, 2014

Course on Public Private Partnerships

On 10 - 14 February 2014 PMBF held a 5-day course on Public Private Partnerships at the campus of AIT. The following topics were covered in the course: Overview of PPP by Dr. Sundar....

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Special Talk by Governor of the Central Bank of Bangladesh
June 21, 2014

Special Talk by Governor of the Central Bank of Bangladesh

On March 28, 2014, Dr. Atiur Rahman, Governor at the Central Bank of Bangladesh gave a special talk on the topic "Socially Responsible Financing for Enhancing Economic and Financial....

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Official Visit to TRIS Rating Company Limited
June 21, 2014

Official Visit to TRIS Rating Company Limited

TRIS Rating Co., Ltd. has 17 years of credit rating experience dating back to 1993, when the credit rating function was part of Thai Rating and Information Services Co., Ltd. (TRIS), Thailand’s....

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Workshop on “FOREX Simulation”
June 21, 2014

Workshop on “FOREX Simulation”

As part of the course on Risk Management, PMBF organized a two day work shop on "FOREX Simulation" on 10 & 11 October 2013 at AIT....

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Official Visit to Stock Exchange of Thailand
June 21, 2014

Official Visit to Stock Exchange of Thailand

The participants of PMBF Batch 3 visited Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) on 6 August....

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Workshop on Monetary Policy
June 21, 2014

Workshop on Monetary Policy

Workshop on "Monetary Policy" was moderated and conducted by Prof. Shyamal Roy, Chairperson, Executive Education,Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and by the Team from Bangladesh Bank as part....

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Invited talk on “Trends in Development Banking” Thursday, 29 November 2012
June 21, 2014

Invited talk on “Trends in Development Banking” Thursda...

Invited talk on "Trends in Development Banking" by Dr. Luxmon Attapich, Senior Country Economist, Asian Development Bank, Thailand Resident Mission on Thursday, 29 November....

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PMBF visiting University of Sri Jayawardenepura
June 16, 2014

PMBF visiting University of Sri Jayawardenepura

In May 2014, a team from PMBF met with Dr. Weerakoon A. Wijewardena, Ex-Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka at the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenepura in....

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Course on Principles and Practises of Microfinance
April 14, 2014

Course on Principles and Practises of Microfinance

On 4 - 8 November 2013 PMBF held a 5-day course "Priciples and Practises of Microfinance" at AIT Campus. The course was delivered by Mr. Hemantha Pamarty, a former director of Hand in Hand,....

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Master Research Competition
March 5, 2014

Master Research Competition

The competition for the best master research projects from the third batch was held on December 5, 2013. Six research projects were short-listed for the competition and presented to a panel of....

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Course on Branch Banking using TOPSIM Simulation
March 4, 2014

Course on Branch Banking using TOPSIM Simulation

On 28 - 31 October 2013 PMBF held a 4-day course "Branch Banking: Learning through Simulation" at AIT Campus. The course was delivered using the Universing Banking Sim by TOPSIM. The Universing....

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Invited Talk on “International Monetary Fund Engagement in Asia: Focus on Myanmar”
March 4, 2014

Invited Talk on “International Monetary Fund Engagement in As...

A talk on "International Monetary Fund Engagement in Asia: Focus on Myanmar" by Ms. Susan CREANE, Economist and Head of the IMF’s Thailand Technical Assistance Office for the Lao P.D.R. and the....

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Invited Talk on “Being a Boss – Leadership and Leading Change”
March 4, 2014

Invited Talk on “Being a Boss – Leadership and Leading ...

A talk on "Being a Boss - Leadership and Leading Change" based on experiences in the Government, Private and Corporate Sector, by Mr. Karma Tshering is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Operations)....

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Orientation for the Preparatory of PMBF 2013 Intake
March 4, 2014

Orientation for the Preparatory of PMBF 2013 Intake

The Orientation for the Preparatory of PMBF 2013 Intake was taking place at the AIT Campus on April 1. The participants eight officials from Bank of Bhutan, were introduced to AIT and the PMBF's Prep....

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PMBF Entrance Examination in Bangladesh
March 4, 2014

PMBF Entrance Examination in Bangladesh

AIT Extension Team visited Central Bank of Bangladesh to conduct entrance examination and interview at Bangladesh Bank Training Academy in Dhaka on 20 March....

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Visitor from International Monetary Fund (IMF)
March 4, 2014

Visitor from International Monetary Fund (IMF)

AIT Extension met with Ms. Susan Creane, Coordinator, Thailand Technical Assistance Office for the Lao PDR and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar,International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the campus of....

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PMBF Entrance Examination in Mynmar
March 4, 2014

PMBF Entrance Examination in Mynmar

AIT Extension Team visited Central Bank of Myanmar to conduct entrance examination and interview at Central Bank of Myanmar Corporate Office in Naypyidaw during 21 February....

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PMBF Entrance Examination in Bhutan
March 4, 2014

PMBF Entrance Examination in Bhutan

AIT Extension Team visited Bank of Bhutan (BoB) to conduct entrance examination and interview at BoB Corporate Office in Thimpu during 5 - 9 February 2013. 12 branch managers of Bank of Bhutan....

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Bhutan and Bangladesh senior bankers address 2012 graduates of PMBF
March 4, 2014

Bhutan and Bangladesh senior bankers address 2012 graduates of PMBF

“AIT is an option for our central bank” - Mr. Daw Tenzin, Governor of the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMB) Mr. Daw Tenzin, Governor of the Royal Monetary Authority of....

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Invited talk on “Trends in Global Banking”
March 4, 2014

Invited talk on “Trends in Global Banking”

Invited talk on "Trends in Global Banking" by Ms. Ha Nguyen, on Monday, 1 October 2012, at AIT. Ms. Ha Nguyen is currently Chief Operating Officer for HSBC Fund Services (Korea), a subsidiary of....

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Workshop on Monetary Policy
March 4, 2014

Workshop on Monetary Policy

Workshop on "Monetary Policy" was conducted by the Team from Bangladesh Bank as part of the course "Monetary Policy" under PMBF Program on September 20-21 2012 at AIT Campus The Team from....

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Visit to Bank of Thailand, 12 September 2012
March 4, 2014

Visit to Bank of Thailand, 12 September 2012

The participants of PMBF (Batch II) visited Bank of Thailand on 12 September 2012. The study visit provided an excellent opportunity to better understand the roles and responsibilities of the Bank....

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Meeting with ADB
March 4, 2014

Meeting with ADB

On September 5, 2012, a team from AIT comprising of Dr. Sundar Venkatesh, Mr. Christoffer Larsson and Ms. Kluaymai Thongkham met with Mr. Craig Steffensen, ADB's country director to present the PMBF....

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Meeting with the Chairman of Bank of Bhutan
March 4, 2014

Meeting with the Chairman of Bank of Bhutan

Mr. Fazle Karim, Head of Information Technology and Engineering, had a lunch meeting with the Chairman of Bank of Bhutan, Dasho Karma W. Penjor in Bangkok on June 16, 2012. Nine participants from....

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March 4, 2014

PMBF’s Dr. Venkatesh in interview on FBNC

PMBF's Dr. Sundar Venkatesh was one of three speakers at a seminar co-organised by Saigon Times, SEAF Bluewater Fund and Tai Duc Media Co at Vien Dong Hotel, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. The theme....

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Orientation Day for the Second Batch
March 4, 2014

Orientation Day for the Second Batch

The orientation day to welcome 36 new participants in the second batch of the PMBF program was taking place at the campus of AIT on April 1. Particpants were introduced to AIT and the PMBF program by....

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Master Research Competition
March 4, 2014

Master Research Competition

A competition for the best master research projects were held on March 7, 2012 on the campus of AIT. Six research projects were short-listed for the competition and presented to a....

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Completion Ceremony of the First Batch
March 4, 2014

Completion Ceremony of the First Batch

On March 9 the Completion Cermony was held for the first batch to graduate from the Professional Masters in Banking and Finance at the Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel. Ambassador....

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PMBF Entrance Examination in Bangladesh
March 4, 2014

PMBF Entrance Examination in Bangladesh

AIT Extension Team visited Bangladesh Bank - Central Bank of Bangladesh (BB) to conduct entrance examination and interview at BB Training Academy in Dhaka during 7-11 December....

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PMBF Entrance Examination in Bhutan
March 4, 2014

PMBF Entrance Examination in Bhutan

AIT Extension Team visited Bank of Bhutan (BoB) to conduct entrance examination and interview at BoB Corporate Office in Thimpu during 15-17 September 2011. Ten branch managers of Bank of Bhutan....

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Study Visit to Bank of Thailand on 11th August 2011
March 4, 2014

Study Visit to Bank of Thailand on 11th August 2011

The participants of PMBF accompanied by Dr. Yuosre Badir made a study visit to Bank of Thailand on 11 August 2011. Two special lectures were given during the visit: one on “Financial Institutions....

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Special Lecture by Ms. Nawaporn Maharagkaga, Senior Director, Financial Institution Policy Group, Bank of Thailand
March 4, 2014

Special Lecture by Ms. Nawaporn Maharagkaga, Senior Director, Finan...

Special Lecture on “Challenges to Bank Supervision: The Experience of Thailand in 1997 and Current Global Financial Crises” by Ms. Nawaporn Maharagkaga, Senior Director, Financial Institution....

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Lecture by Mr. Weerakoon A. Wijewardena
March 4, 2014

Lecture by Mr. Weerakoon A. Wijewardena

Lecture on “Corporate Governance” part of the course “Financial Regulation and Supervision” by Mr. Weerakoon A. Wijewardena, former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, and....

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March 4, 2014

Lecture on “Corporate Governance”

Lecture on “Corporate Governance” part of the course “Financial Regulation and Supervision” by Mr. Weerakoon A. Wijewardena, former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, and President,....

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Program Launch
March 4, 2014

Program Launch

Professional Master’s in Banking and Finance (PMBF), a program jointly offered by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern (FNHW), Switzerland was....

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