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Asia’s banks brace for looming asset-quality storm

November 2, 2020

Central bank and government efforts to stave off the worst of Covid-19’s financial impact may just postpone the inevitable.

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Government stimulus in Asia holds off the worst – for now

November 2, 2020

Asia's banks have been shielded from the impact of non-performing loans by central bank assistance, but this support is coming to an end.

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‘Slow-burning crisis’ set to ravage India’s banks

October 30, 2020

Bad debts could eat into profits and restrict lending, holding back recovery throughout the decade, according to Capital Economics.

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Western banks brace for loan loss surge

October 19, 2020

Write-offs at big banks in the UK, the US and Australia are expected to rise as government stimulus expires, according to Moody’s.

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Khan Bank’s big digital and data push

October 7, 2020

Mongolian lender’s CIO outlines complete IT overhaul to become fully digital bank by 2023.

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Rebuilding for an inclusive and sustainable Asia-Pacific

October 7, 2020

Masatsugu Asakawa, president of the Asian Development Bank, outlines how region can better support its poorest economies.

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Thai banks search for growth in a post-Covid world

October 2, 2020

Thailand’s banks have used the lockdown period to prepare for the eventual return of tourists by investing heavily in digital banking.

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Redrawing Asia’s trade maps

October 1, 2020

As Asia grapples with the aftermath of Covid-19, previous challenges have returned to the fore. 

Asia looks internally for its next growth market

October 1, 2020

Asia is looking at how it can rebuild some of its economic strength as it moves forward from the pain of coronavirus, and boosting local intra-regional trade is gaining ground as a solution. 

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London bridges gap between UK and China

September 24, 2020

Despite the uncertain political climate, London has emerged as a hub for Chinese finance – but Brexit could yet throw a spanner in the works. 

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