Assets up, profits down for Indonesia

October 9, 2018
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Indonesia's top banks have been building up their balance sheets – but profitability is declining.

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Asian shuffle: Relinking the Chinese supply chain

October 1, 2018

As China turns from being the home of mass-produced goods to consumer market, manufacturers are moving production to its Asian neighbours. Kimberley Long reports on their progress.  

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Asia-Pacific M&A works around China’s investment clampdown

October 1, 2018

China’s decision to tighten rules around mergers and acquisitions led to fears of a downturn in Asia-Pacific’s thriving market. But healthy activity in Japan and India is offsetting any regional uncertainty, as Kimberley Long reports.

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Is China’s finance bankrolling development – or debt?

October 1, 2018

China has become a major development financier to emerging markets via projects such as the Belt and Road Initiative. But some borrowers see unequal benefits in the deals, while the US is concerned by China’s growing influence. Adrienne Klasa reports.

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Will Belt and Road project derail Laos economy?

September 3, 2018

Concerns are growing that the Laos-China Railway project will bring more debt than local benefits.

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AI: the next frontier for Indian banks

September 3, 2018

India's banks have embraced the use of chatbots – some of them bilingual – to handle thousands of customer interactions concurrently.

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Sri Mulyani Indrawati: Indonesia's two-decade transformation

August 31, 2018

Indonesia's finance minister described how the changes made because of the 1998 Reformasi Movement gave the country a new lease of life that it still benefits from.

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China's largest lenders shrug off regulatory and trade obstacles

July 4, 2018

How are Chinese banks reacting to sustained regulatory tightening and potential new risks such as household debt growth and the Sino-US trade dispute? Stefania Palma reports.

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Can anything derail China's economic growth?

July 4, 2018

A downturn in China's economic growth has been 'imminent' for much of the past decade, according to many experts. However, the country keeps on posting impressive figures. Peter McGill looks at the possible impact of its current challenges, including US tariffs, ballooning debt and shadow banking.

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How can India's banks return to health?

July 4, 2018

The poor results of India's private and public banks for financial year 2018 revealed a number of key concerns, but opinions differ on how to restore order. Rekha Menon reports.

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