Arundhati Bhattacharya teaser

State Bank of India’s roadmap to the Basel III deadline

December 1, 2016

State Bank of India's chairman, Arundhati Bhattacharya, talks to Stefania Palma about how she plans to meet Basel III capital requirements in 2019, the bank's debut global coco bond and her enthusiasm for the Indian central bank's rate cut.

Currency depreciation hits CIS economies

December 1, 2016

Russia’s perilous economic and political situation spelled trouble in the Commonwealth of Independent States region, though there were promising signs in Uzbekistan and Ukraine.

China Russia salvation teaser

Is China's attention moving towards Russia?

December 1, 2016

After a contraction in investment levels since 2014, Russia’s first renminbi-denominated bond could signal the beginning of a new age of Chinese interest in the country’s financial potential. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Pham Hong Hai teaser

Vietnam’s long slog towards financial reform

December 1, 2016

Having narrowly survived a financial crisis in 2011, Vietnam is rolling out reforms to tackle low capitalisation and high numbers of NPLs. But given that the country has yet to implement Basel II, will these reforms still leave the country's lenders playing catch-up? Stefania Palma reports.

Daniyar Akishev Talgatovitch teaser

Tough talk from Kazakhstan’s central bank governor

December 1, 2016

Kazakhstan’s central bank governor outlines his strategy to Nick Kochan, which include a free-floating tenge, tackling high dollarisation levels and non-performing loans.

Why Trump could be a blessing for China

November 28, 2016

China could benefit if the US makes good on its threat to pull out of Trans-Pacific Partnership by strengthening its standing in the Asia-Pacific region. But neighbours trading with the giant could risk ceding political power. 

Chiranjibi Nepal

Nepal CBG seeks a stronger, more independent economy

November 1, 2016

Nepal's central bank governor, Chiranjibi Nepal, tells Peter Janssen about how the country's trade blockade with India actually helped its trade deficit, spells out his plans to strengthen the banking sector, and explains why remittances are so important to the economy.

IME Nepal

Can Nepal wean itself off remittance reliance?

November 1, 2016

Hit by an earthquake and trade blockade with India, Nepal has endured a tough few years. However, despite these events its banks have remained profitable, though much of this is explained by what many deem to be an over-reliance on remittances. Peter Janssen reports.

Lu Jiajin

Postal Savings Bank of China looks to overseas investment with jumbo IPO

November 1, 2016

Postal Savings Bank of China has thrown its doors open to global investors with a jumbo Hong Kong IPO. While the share price has not moved much since the deal closed, the Hong Kong listing offers long-term benefits to the lender, which is eyeing potential business overseas. Stefania Palma reports.

Baljeet Kaur Grewal

The sovereign wealth fund behind Kazakhstan's privatisation drive

November 1, 2016

Kazakhstan’s reorganised sovereign wealth fund is spearheading the privatisation of the country’s major assets. Stefanie Linhardt finds out how the fund is planning to make privatisation pay for the Kazakh economy. 

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