High interest rates favour south-east Asian banks

December 23, 2022

Across south-east Asia, banks are contending with a wide range of issues and exposures as they look to steer towards profit growth. 

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The Banker’s Year in Review 2022 – the ‘best bits’

December 20, 2022

As we come to the end of this year, our editors look back on their own coverage for The Banker in 2022: Here are our ‘best bits’. 

Asia on globe

Multi-currency will define the ‘Asian century’

December 9, 2022

As the centre of the world seems to shift eastwards, the region is turning away from the US dollar and towards bilateral local currency settlement.

Malaysia coal plant

Malaysian bank pioneers coal exit in Asean

November 28, 2022

While others in the region have made noises about phasing out coal, one bank has put its money where its mouth is despite the difficulties. 

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia initiative targets capital market growth

November 24, 2022

The country’s capital market regulator aims to bolster digitisation and SME access to finance, but it is failing to address fundamental problems.

Singapore’s banks increase profitability but risks loom

November 22, 2022

Increasing interest rates and debt risk could spell trouble for banks. 

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Digital globe connections

MAS and NY Fed join forces for wholesale CBDC experiment

November 21, 2022

Boosting interoperability and speed while cutting risk, wholesale CBDCs would be a boon for cross-border settlements but are still very much in the experimental phase, making co-operation between central banks vital for success.

Singapore green skyline

Singapore-China green finance agreement signals regional trend

November 17, 2022

A set of new sustainable development initiatives is establishing Singapore as a green finance hub and hints at Beijing’s broader intentions in the region.

Dima Djani

Alami looks to tap into Indonesia's Islamic savings boom

October 26, 2022

As appetite for sharia-compliant banking services in Indonesia grows, Alami Sharia chief executive Dima Djani speaks about how the country's Islamic banking sector differs from that of Malaysia and the Middle East.

Digital yuan

Digital yuan development provokes Australian response

October 24, 2022

As China develops its digital currency, Australia tables a bill that aims to set an example for the region in monitoring and reporting requirements.

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