Latest articles from Stefania Palma

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China Zheshang Bank chairman enjoys stability amid turbulent times

January 4, 2016

China Zheshang Bank chairman Shen Renkang discusses China's economic slowdown and financial market shocks of 2015 and the bank's growth strategy in a tricky local and global environment.

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Taiwan CBG charts a steady course through turbulent emerging market waters

January 4, 2016

Taiwan's central bank governor tells Stefania Palma how the country has helped to keep the east Asian economy in check in 2015 – one of the toughest years for emerging markets. 

Business as usual for Taiwans banks

Business as usual for Taiwan's banks

January 4, 2016

Taiwan's long-awaited presidential elections in January 2016 are keeping the global business community on its toes. By contrast, the country's banks remain calm and continue focusing on diversifying revenue streams away from a tepid domestic economy.

Chinese investors take aim at UK

Chinese investors take aim at UK

January 4, 2016

China's outward direct investment will outpace foreign direct investment in the country for the first time in 2015. Stefania Palma maps where this investment is going in the UK.

South Korea's new banking battlegrounds

December 1, 2015

South Korea will witness the creation of its first internet bank by the end of 2015. How is this going to disrupt the banking sector, and how are conventional banks dealing with slow growth and quantitative easing? Stefania Palma reports.

Koreas regional banks power ahead

Korea’s regional banks power ahead

December 1, 2015

How are South Korea’s regional banks dealing with the low-interest-rate, low-growth environment? Stefania Palma looks at two banks that are using their strong links to the country’s real economy to outperform some of their bigger peers.

CCB chairman lauds the bank's big leap abroad

December 1, 2015

China Construction Bank chairman Wang Hongzhang discusses China's economic slowdown, the lender's international expansion, the possibility of a Brexit and China's new tech banks. 

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How sustainable are India's public sector banks?

November 2, 2015

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?

Norinchukin Bank looks overseas to escape Japanese torpor

October 1, 2015

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.

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

October 1, 2015

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.

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