Microfinance is coming to the rescue in Myanmar as the country’s nascent capital markets struggle to meet its funding needs. Nikkei staff writer Yukako Ono reports.
Though Singapore’s ‘big three’ continue to take the top spots in The Banker’s Top 100 Asean Banks ranking, the more notable performances come from lenders in Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Stefania Palma reports.
As the Asian Development Bank celebrates its 50th anniversary, president Takehiko Nakao talks to Stefania Palma about the organisation’s achievements, future objectives and approach to the effects of geopolitical risk on the region.
Chea Serey, director-general of the National Bank of Cambodia, talks to Peter Janssen about building a post-conflict banking environment and not signing up to Basel.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand has ambitions to double its market capitalisation by 2020 by diversifying its pool of investors. Nikkei staff writer Yukako Ono reports.
The fourth most populous country in the world spread across more than 6000 islands, banks have struggled to reach out beyond Indonesia's big cities up to now. However, a digital transformation is gripping the country, bringing with it the promise of huge increase in financial inclusion. Stefania Palma reports.
Indonesia’s financial supervisory authority has been rolling out reforms to deepen the local currency bond market. Now, the country’s national infrastructure investment plans could help the sector expand further, as Stefania Palma reports.