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India pins economic hopes on banking reforms

July 1, 2019

India’s GDP has been slipping. The Banker reports on the reforms being initiated to give the country’s banking sector an overdue boost.

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The state of play: India's banks in 2019

July 1, 2019

India’s banks have battled through a fraught period of non-performing loans, and are starting to bounce back. Rekha Gupta Menon looks at how they have tidied up their balance sheets and increased Tier 1 Capital. 

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China’s fintechs creep into banking territory

July 1, 2019

In a few short years, China’s fintechs have come to dominate e-commerce, mobile payments and now small business lending. How will the banks respond?

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China’s banks look to find a capital balance

July 1, 2019

Even with high levels of capital, Chinese banks are exploring new ways to raise funds to meet domestic and international regulations. 

Top 1000 World Banks - Slowing growth in China cannot prevent banks' global dominance

June 30, 2019

China’s big four state banks take the top four spots in the Top 1000 again, with their Tier 1 capital growing between 2.46% and 11.37% on last year's results. 

Top 1000 World Banks - Mitsubishi UFJ top again as Japan’s banks report losses

June 30, 2019

While last year's line-up of Japan's banks looks familiar, the underlying numbers tell a less cheerful story. 

Top 1000 World Banks - Australian quartet keep top Asia-Pacific positions

June 30, 2019

Australian banks retain their positions at the top of the Asia-Pacific (excluding China and Japan) table, but Vietnam provides much of the region's good news. 

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Global trade wars fail to shake Taiwan's optimism

June 3, 2019

Shrugging off concerns over worsening China-US relations, Taiwanese lenders are making calculated investments in their south-east Asian neighbours. 

How has the US-China trade war affected financial services FDI?

June 3, 2019

US investment into mainland China has all but dried up as the trade war heats up. 

Vulnerable countries need understanding from banks

June 3, 2019

The countries most at risk from climate change will struggle without greater leniency from their lenders. 

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