Latest articles from Stefania Palma

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Will China's New Silk Road progress smoothly?

September 1, 2015

China's One Belt, One Road initiative – building a new Silk Road between western Europe and China's east coast as well as improving the Maritime Silk Road – will be a major game changer for international trade. Stefania Palma assesses its possible impact.

Hikaru Ogata

Société Générale bulks up in Asia-Pacific

August 3, 2015

Contrary to many global banks retreating from various businesses in Asia-Pacific, Société Générale is not only staying, but also growing in the region. How is it staying profitable? Stefania Palma asks the lender's Asia-Pacific CEO, Hikaru Ogata.

Tseng Ming-chung

Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission chairman sees reforms starting to pay off

August 3, 2015

Tseng Ming-chung, chairman of Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission, is seen by many as the bringer of long-awaited deregulation and reform. Two years into his mandate, Mr Tseng gives The Banker an update on his strategy, which is already bearing fruit.

Jiang Jianqing

Jiang Jianqing: ICBC embracing new Chinese landscape

July 1, 2015

Jiang Jianqing, the chairman of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, explains how the largest bank in the world in capital, profits and assets is dealing with China’s economic slowdown, structural reforms and new privately owned, tech-savvy entrants in the banking sector.

Top Chinese banks remodel to tackle the 'new normal'

July 1, 2015

China's economic growth is slowing and its banking sector is having to adapt to new policies aimed at bringing the market closer to the final reform of liberalising interest rates. Even the largest banks in the country have had to reconsider their strategies to face this evolving environment. How will they reinvent themselves? Stefania Palma reports.

Beyond the big four: Bank of Nanjing and China Zheshang Bank

July 1, 2015

The problems facing China's small, province-focused banks – the country's economic slowdown, deteriorating asset quality, increasing costs – are much the same as those facing the 'big four'. However, smaller banks are also having to contend with enormous debt problems run up by their provinces. Stefania Palma looks at how two of them – Bank of Nanjing and China Zheshang Bank – are faring.

Postal Savings Bank of China grows from strength to strength

Postal Savings Bank of China grows from strength to strength

July 1, 2015

The Postal Savings Bank of China has already stunned the market with its remarkable ascent since its establishment in 2007. Now, talks of an initial public offering, sustained growth and diversification of its business are making the bank's extraordinary rise even more impressive. Stefania Palma explores these new developments.

Top 1000 World Banks – Intra-Asian economic ties spur diverse bank growth

June 29, 2015

Australian lenders retain their position at the top of the top 25 banks in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding China and Japan. 

Top 1000 World Banks – China’s banks show no signs of slowdown

June 29, 2015

ICBC, China Construction Bank, Bank of China and Agricultural Bank of China are top 10 global lenders and continue to dominate the country listing.

Top 1000 World Banks – Japanese banks struggle to grow in tough environment

June 29, 2015

Japan's banks continue to be affected by deflation, showing mixed results in 2015's Top 1000 World Banks ranking. 

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