South-east Asia catches the sustainability bug

September 16, 2021

Although the region has arguably been slow off the mark in the adoption of green bonds, things are starting to change.

A difficult year for Indonesia’s banks

September 1, 2021

Indonesia’s biggest banks have slipped down the Top 1000 ranking, though some have grown their Tier 1 capital. 

Japan’s banks hit growth plateau

September 1, 2021

Japan’s banks held on in a volatile environment but saw little capital growth. 

South Korea’s banks show solid capital growth

September 1, 2021

South Korea’s banks have had a good year for Tier 1 capital growth, which has helped several move up the Top 1000 ranking.

China steady through the Covid storm

September 1, 2021

China’s biggest banks dominate the global rankings once more, with strong increases in their Tier 1 capital. 

Vietnamese banks' net interest income held up in 2020

August 26, 2021

A surge in Covid-19 infections this year has prompted authorities to renew calls for banks to cut lending rates.

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China green economy

China’s 12 steps to turn green

August 26, 2021

A close look at the world’s worst polluter reveals a clear climate plan.

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China is top market for sustainable M&As

August 26, 2021

Mergers and acquisitions data may be more revealing yet about the real growth of green business.

SOE exposure underpins capital buffers at Uzbek banks

August 23, 2021

Tier 1 capital at Asaka Bank and Agrobank rose last year, although it dipped at National Bank of Uzbekistan.

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HSBC steps up Asia shift with Singaporean insurance acquisition

August 20, 2021

The UK bank’s pivot to the region faces challenges amid fierce competition and Western tensions with China.

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