Top 1000 World Banks - Australian banks stay top in Asia-Pacific

January 11, 2022

Australia’s banks continue to dominate the regional table, excluding China and Japan, while South Korea and Vietnam also make an impressive showing.

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Closing Asia’s gender finance gap

January 4, 2022

As financial inclusion has increased worldwide, one area has remained stubbornly difficult to crack: banking services for women in developing markets. Banks are now working on providing tailored services that address the issues keeping women out of the formal banking system. 

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The Banker’s Top 250 Asia-Pacific Banks 2022

January 4, 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on tourism and trade continues to be felt across Asia-Pacific, hitting the banking sectors' pre-tax profits in several economies. However, the region's banks have seen increases across Tier 1 capital and asset growth.

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Financing the digital foundations of the future economy

January 4, 2022

Digital connectivity is at the heart of the modern economy and will play an even greater role in the future. Digital infrastructure, and its financing, has a crucial role in supporting that future. 

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Sustainable banking for greater resilience

December 29, 2021

Governments and banks alike need to embed fighting climate change into their operations, writes the governor of the central bank of the Philippines. 

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Go beyond marketing in banking for women

December 17, 2021

Getting more women into the banking system needs more than a pink debit card. Demystifying the process of banking and making it accessible will help to bring more women into the formal financial sector. 

Tier 1 capital continues to rise at Taiwanese banks

November 15, 2021

Bank of Taiwan, the country’s largest lender by assets, saw its holdings of core capital rise by two-thirds between 2016 and 2020.

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Political uncertainty weighs on Sri Lankan banks’ profits

November 9, 2021

Pre-tax profits at three of the four largest banks in the country have been falling since 2017.

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Mongolian banks’ ROE continues bumpy ride

November 5, 2021

The country’s economy is heavily dependent on commodities, leaving the banking sector susceptible to fluctuations in commodity prices.

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Pandemic slows financial services FDI into Australia

November 3, 2021

Financial services and fintech investment surged in 2019, but the onset of Covid-19 led to a drop-off in projects in 2020.  

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