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Foreign holdings provide Cambodian banks with a lifeline

May 15, 2020

Southeast Asian nation’s lenders are trying to look beyond pandemic in search of growth.

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Sri Lanka looks to technology and BPO to develop its economy

May 6, 2020

Sri Lanka is adding higher skilled sectors to its traditional offerings of tourism and tea. 

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Coronavirus, consolidation and challengers: Sri Lankan banks' triple challenge

May 6, 2020

Banks in Sri Lanka are facing a triple threat that goes beyond the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sri Lanka CBG calls for strong traditional banking

May 6, 2020

The new governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka talks to The Banker about how he will bring his academic experience to the role. 

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Maldives CBG considers AI and telcos in modernisation push

April 10, 2020

Maldives central bank governor Ali Hashim is overseeing the modernisation of banking law and technology, with plans to adopt open APIs and attract foreign investors.

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How can the new manufacturing industry be financed? A Chinese perspective

April 8, 2020

Building a financial system that better serves the new manufacturing economy requires an open, fair, transparent and predictable market environment. Chinese experts Liu Mingkang and Li Wei consider the challenges.

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The Maldives makes its capital markets move

April 8, 2020

The Maldives Stock Exchange may be small by international standards, but it has big ambitions to expand the country’s capital markets and boost innovation in the process.  

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How will a resurgent Maldives cope with a tourism slump?

March 30, 2020

The Maldives has embraced technology to modernise its banking system and serve its citizens, but coronavirus now threatens its crucial tourist sector. 

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Development banks step up to Asia’s coronavirus challenges

March 27, 2020

A look at how development banks in Asia are adapting their plans to support their clients through the coronavirus crisis. 

NZ banks begin lockdown in good health

March 24, 2020

Profitability and capital adequacy measures suggest New Zealand’s banks will begin four weeks of lockdown in a relatively strong position.

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