How sustainable are India's public sector banks?

India's public sector banks remain the weakest link in the country's banking industry. How are the central bank's repo rate cut and the government's capital infusions affecting these lenders?

TPP to benefit a third of global economy

Signatories hope the landmark trade deal will bolster trade worldwide after a tepid recovery from the crisis.


South Korea's capital markets advance with caution

South Korea’s booming capital markets and robust legislation show that the Asian crisis of 1997 had some beneficial long-term effects, which even neighbouring China’s recent wobbles cannot derail.

Norinchukin Bank looks overseas to escape Japanese torpor

The poor state of Japan's farmland, fishing grounds and forests should spell bad news for the co-operative financial operation that traditionally caters to these fields – Norinchukin Bank. However, as its CEO explains, the lender's overseas activities and the country's thirst for innovation have seen it post record profits recently.


Beyond the big three: how Japan's smaller banks are faring

Aside from its three mega-banks, Japan has a financial network that includes shinkin banks, co-operative banks and city and regional institutions. Stefania Palma explores how each is responding to Japan’s economic slowdown given their different mandates, structures and resources.

Good, but could be great: wealth management in South Korea

South Korea has a large and vibrant wealth management sector, but it has yet to reach its full potential. Michael Imeson speaks to industry experts to assess how the country and its domestic financial institutions can bridge the gap between them and their Asia-Pacific peers.


Japan’s smaller banks: a different kind of reinvention

Narrower scopes, smaller balance sheets and limited global footprints are not stopping smaller Japanese banks from reinventing themselves at a time when diversifying revenue sources is key. Stefania Palma assesses their progress.

Lisa Robins, Deutsche Bank

Corporate cash management: the Asian challenge

As China steps up its currency liberalisation programme, corporates are having an easier time managing their cash across Asia as a whole. But staying abreast of the changing regulatory regimes in different jurisdictions continues to be a challenge.


Has the renminbi's internationalisation rise been thrown off course?

The renminbi is now the world's fifth most popular international payment currency, and has the fourth placed Japanese yen in its sights. Financial policy reform and the introduction of new clearing centres have been crucial to this rise, but will the troubles the Chinese economy has experienced in the past few months derail its progress?

Shanghai still leads Asia-Pacific FDI

Bangalore climbs the rankings while Beijing falls, and Seoul is first in outward investment.

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