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Pandemic pauses financial services jobs boom in Vietnam

October 12, 2021

Riding on wings of strong economic growth, 6750 financial services and fintech jobs were created in Vietnam in 2018. However, momentum slowed in the past two years and has not yet recovered.

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Give me Excel or give me…?

October 12, 2021

The application that wouldn’t die is still the finance industry’s go-to spreadsheet option.

Cambodia’s pre-pandemic boom drives banks’ total assets

October 11, 2021

The south-east Asian country was one of the fastest-growing economies in the world prior to Covid-19.

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What risks does Evergrande pose for China's banking sector?

October 9, 2021

As the debt-laden Chinese developer stands on the brink of collapse, the fallout poses risks across the financial system.

Unrest and Covid-19 hits Chilean banks’ ROE

October 8, 2021

Banco de Crédito e Inversiones, the country’s largest lender, saw return on equity drop to 8.2% last year from 10.6% in 2019.

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Bermudan banks maintain liquidity despite pandemic

October 7, 2021

The territory’s largest lender, Butterfield Bank, posted a loan-to-deposit ratio of 39% last year.

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Consumer lending boom lifts Russian banks

October 7, 2021

Russian banks almost doubled their profits in the first half of the year, but risks are increasing.

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Regulatory fears hit Hong Kong's stock market

October 6, 2021

The Hang Seng Index has been the worst-performing stock market in Asia this year amid concerns over anti-sanctions law.

Bumpy ride continues for Bolivian banks

October 6, 2021

The country’s largest bank by assets, Banco Mercantil Santa Cruz, saw pre-tax profits slump 60% year-on-year in 2020.

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Moroccan banks take stock of ROE tumble

October 5, 2021

The country’s largest lender, Attijariwafa Bank, saw return on equity drop to 6.8% last year from 12.9% in 2019.

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