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Thai corporates spread their wings

October 2, 2017

Ever since the Asian financial crisis in 1997, Thai companies have been steadily expanding abroad. They have been helped in no small part by their easy access to the capital markets, though often with a reliance on the large multi-national banks as opposed to their domestic counterparts. Peter Janssen reports.

Thai stock exchange reveals plans to double its market cap

April 3, 2017

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.

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Japanese banks exploit regional partnerships to move into CLMV countries

July 1, 2016

As Thailand loses some of its allure, Japan’s big banks are following their corporates into Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, using their Thai subsidiaries as strategic partners. Peter Janssen reports.

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Top 100 Asean banks ranking 2016: Vietnam on the rise

April 1, 2016

Vietnam is on its way to becoming a heavyweight presence in south-east Asia, with the top ranking for asset growth, while Indonesia retains its crown as the most profitable country in the region.  

What difference does the AEC make

The AEC: what difference does it make?

April 1, 2016

The launch of the Asean Economic Community has opened up a new wave of opportunities. However, with Western banks pulling back from Asia and domestic banks all-powerful in the region's more developed markets, it may only be the Greater Mekong region that sees any discernible change to its financial landscape in the near future.

Asean capital markets integration: around the corner?

April 2, 2015
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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.

Thai banks look to their neighbours for growth

Thai banks look to their neighbours for growth

April 1, 2015

Cross-border expansion has become a key source of growth for many of Thailand's banks, which are well positioned to take advantage of opportunities in neighbouring Myanmar and Laos, both of which are at the start of what is expected to be a huge banking growth curve. 

Indonesia and Philippines make headway

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

April 1, 2015

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. 

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Thailand’s CBG seeks greater banking depth and breadth

April 1, 2015

The governor of the Bank of Thailand, Prasarn Trairatvorakul, has seen the country's banking sector show remarkable resilience over the past few years. However, he is now looking for its lenders to expand their services into neighbouring countries, as well as offer more sophisticated products at home.

BAAC sets seed funding example

BAAC sets seed funding example

February 2, 2015

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. 

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