There might not be much movement among the top positions in this year’s Top 100 Association of South-East Asian Nations Banks ranking, but Filipino lenders are on the rise, while Indonesia’s banks boast the highest returns.
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Date: May 2 – 5
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
The 48th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from May 2 – 5, 2015.
The April issue of The Banker reports on the rise of privately owned, tech savvy banks shaking up China’s banking sector, reviews the figures behind host country Azerbaijan’s recent economic success and includes a ranking of the Top 100 Asean Banks.
Stefania Palma, Asia editor, will cover the key themes and discussions from the ADB Annual Meeting 2015.
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|Stefania Palma, Asia editor of The Banker, speaks with Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of Bank of Japan, during the 2015 ADB meeting held in Baku, Azerbaijan.|
- Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of Bank of Japan - View from ADB 2015
- Pier Carlo Padoan, finance minister of Italy - View from ADB 2015
- Vathana Dalaloy, deputy governor of Bank of the Lao PDR - View from ADB 2015
- Ram Sharan Mahat, finance minister of Nepal - View from ADB 2015
- Ryuichi Kaga, head of Office of Public-Private Partnership, Asian Development Bank - View from ADB 2015
- Bambang Brodjonegoro, finance minister of Indonesia - View from ADB 2015
- Geeta Chugh, senior director financial institutions South and Southeast Asia, Standard & Poor's - View from ADB 2015
- Takehiko Nakao, President, Asian Development Bank - View from ADB 2015
- Indu Bhushan, director general strategy and policy department, Asian Development Bank - View from ADB 2015
Already on the way to recovery after a crisis in 2012, Vietnam’s banks now face further challenges in the shape of the increased competition that integration of the Asean Economic Community will bring about.
The governor of the Bank of Thailand, Prasarn Trairatvorakul, has seen the country's banking sector show remarkable resilience over the past few years. However, he is now looking for its lenders to expand their services into neighbouring countries, as well as offer more sophisticated products at home.
Cross-border expansion has become a key source of growth for many of Thailand's banks, which are well positioned to take advantage of opportunities in neighbouring Myanmar and Laos, both of which are at the start of what is expected to be a huge banking growth curve.
The banking licences being granted to private companies in China look set to shake up the country's financial sector, with its 'big four' lenders coming under pressure from tech-savvy newcomers with a strong customer network, such as Alibaba and Tencent.