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Can virtual banks disrupt the Asia-Pacific market?

October 1, 2019

Countries across Asia are licensing virtual banks, which operate solely online and without a physical presence. How much headway can these potential disruptors really make in more mature markets? 

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Benjamin Diokno: how Philippines reforms are working for everyone

October 1, 2019

The Philippines is on the cusp of positive change, and policy reform will help the country to reach its full potential and fight poverty.

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Philippine banks look to home-grown growth

October 1, 2019

The Philippines is seeking overseas investment, but its young population is giving local lenders plenty of opportunities for expansion.

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Can Asia achieve its green finance aspirations?

October 1, 2019

Interest in green financing is picking up in Asia. Even so, there is plenty of work to be done if the region is to fulfil its ambitions in the sector. 

Start-ups missing from Asia's virtual banking wave

October 1, 2019

In Asia, virtual banking is being seen as an overhaul of the bank sector – but in reality it could be more of the same from the existing players, just under a new name. 

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National Bank of Pakistan's triple challenge

September 2, 2019

National Bank of Pakistan is committed upgrading its technology platform, improving its human resources function and boosting its international franchise. 

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Indonesia CBG seeks digital route to increasing GDP growth

September 2, 2019

Indonesia’s central bank governor predicts a bright future for the country on the back of solid monetary policies and increased infrastructure expenditure. 

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Funding Asian trade

August 23, 2019

Manufacturing patterns in Asia are seeing a long-term shift away from China towards its neighbouring countries. The Banker assesses the implications of this. 

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Vietnamese banks ride the retail tide

August 1, 2019

Vietnam has seen a period of growth that has made its banks stronger than ever. 

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Pacific Islands fight image and diversity issues

August 1, 2019

Pacific Island nations are finding themselves under the shadow of financial misconduct accusations while they work to build up domestic industries. 

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