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Australian banking faces Royal Commission watershed

January 2, 2019

Australia’s Royal Commission has brought out into the open a decade’s worth of misconduct in the country’s banking sector. As the industry faces geopolitical pressures and the emergence of challenger banks, Australian banking is set for an overhaul. Kimberley Long reports.

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Kazakhstan opens up to new ideas

January 2, 2019

Kazakhstan has bold ambitions to become not just a strong regional player, but one of the world's top economies in the next 30 years. Kimberley Long looks at how it intends to achieve this goal.

Crunch time for Australia's banks

January 1, 2019

After a damning report from the Royal Commission, Australian banks must overhaul how they operate or face losing share to challenger banks and Asian rivals. 

Mixed profitability results for Vietnam’s biggest lenders

December 18, 2018
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Vietnam’s banks have progressively built up their balance sheets, but profitability remains a challenge. Joy Macknight reports. 

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Chinese banks’ big tech threat

November 13, 2018

Investors have doubts about Chinese banks’ ability to withstand the competition in a market where tech companies have a solid grip, writes Brian Caplen.

Malaysia’s top five banks in recovery mode

November 13, 2018
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Malaysia’s banks are gradually rebounding, following a few difficult years with plummeting oil prices and a poorly performing currency. Joy Macknight reports.

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A private equity saviour for Myanmar?

November 9, 2018

Held in low esteem internationally, Myanmar is hoping private equity investors can inject some life into its weak private sector. Peter Janssen reports.

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CIB chief steers Standard Chartered into calmer waters

November 1, 2018

As measures to manage risk and credit quality pay off, Standard Chartered’s CIB chief, Simon Cooper, is in a bullish mood.

Chinese banks’ profitability under pressure

November 1, 2018

Leading Chinese banks have healthy balance sheets and low costs yet their profitability compares unfavourably with Western counterparts.

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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