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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.

Piyush Gupta

DBS: how to expand in Asia

The CEO of Singapore's DBS, Piyush Gupta, talks to Stefania Palma about the potential and pitfalls of building a franchise in Asia and how global banking regulation has become a challenge in itself.

Asean capital markets integration: around the corner?

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As the Association of South-east Asian Nations enters the last year in the run-up to its planned economic integration, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia are on track to harmonise their capital markets, while others are dragging their feet.

Indonesia and Philippines make headway

Top 100 Asean banks ranking, 2015: Indonesia and Philippines make headway

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. 

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. 

Top 100 Asean banks ranking, 2014: Small countries, big growth

Top 100 Asean banks ranking, 2014: Small countries, big growth

The relatively small economies of Vietnam and Cambodia are punching above their weight in terms of growth in The Banker’s latest Association of South-east Asian Nations ranking. Meanwhile, Singapore’s banks retain their dominance in the ranking in terms of Tier 1 capital. 

Ravi Menon

The economic restructuring of Singapore

An ageing population and shrinking labour pool have put a strain on Singapore's economy, leading to calls for it to be restructured to raise productivity and bring about price stability. This will come through more productivity-led growth and a stronger focus on macroprudential policies.

Asian wealth: the next generation

Banks race to capture Asia's next-generation wealth

With Asia’s post-war business moguls now well into retirement, an unprecedented amount of wealth is set to pass to the next generation, representing an enormous business opportunity for banks. 

Ravi Menon

Balancing act for Singapore's central bank chief

Large capital inflows and structural changes at home are just two of the challenges for Singapore's economy, says the Monetary Authority of Singapore's managing director.

Hong Kong tops inward financial services FDI ranking

Hong Kong has shown impressive growth in its foreign direct investment attraction, recording the largest global inward investment in the financial services sector.

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