Amando Tetangco

Philippines CBG: unconventional and effective

Amando Tetangco, the governor of the Philippines' central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, talks to Stefania Palma about how in a post-financial crisis, globalised world, conventional central banking is no longer enough.

BAAC sets seed funding example

BAAC sets seed funding example

Thailand's government-controlled Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives has long been used as a tool for the country's government to grow and support the agriculture sector, and its success has seen the model replicated in Myanmar. 

Turning optimism into productive growth in Indonesia

Turning optimism into productive growth in Indonesia

Indonesia's banking sector holds much promise, thanks in large to the country's vast unbanked population. And with a new, business-friendly president in Joko Widodo, hopes are high that it can finally realise this vast potential.

Is private banking shifting from Switzerland to Hong Kong and Singapore

Is private banking shifting from Switzerland to Hong Kong and Singapore?

As the wealth of Asia-Pacific's high-net-worth individuals continues to swell, so too does the size and reputation of the region's private banking industry. This is leading to speculation about whether its two main hubs – Singapore and Hong Kong – may be growing to such status that one day they will replace Switzerland as the global private banking capital. 

SBI continues to blaze its UK trail

As his three-year term as State Bank of India's regional head for the UK draws to a close, Mrutyunjay Mahapatra talks to Stefania Palma about SBI's regional expansion, regulatory developments and the importance of emerging markets and their banks to the UK.

Kazakhstan turns a page

Kazakhstan's banks turn a page

With consolidation under way, non-performing loans finally showing a downward trend and banks readying for the implementation of Basel III, Kazakhstan’s banking sector finally appears to be in recovery mode after a difficult period.

Takehiko Nakao

Liveable, clean, green and resilient: reshaping Asia’s booming cities

Better urban planning, being cleaner, greener and more resilient, and sourcing more innovative financing are needed if Asia's cities are to cope with and benefit from a rapid phase of urbanisation, says the Asian Development Bank president Takehiko Nakao.

Asean crossed paths

The Asean Economic Community's many layers

Progress towards the integration of the economic community of the Association of South-east Asian Nations in 2015 has been impressive, but challenges remain as member countries attempt to bring together very different values. 

Stanchart helps Vietnam tap rarity value

Stanchart helps Vietnam tap rarity value

Vietnam’s third trip to the international bond markets in a decade became one of the most oversubscribed Asian bond offerings ever.

Reform needed in 2015

Genuine economic reforms will be vital to offset growing volatility in emerging markets.

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