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Asia plays catch-up on open banking

March 13, 2020

After a comparatively slow start to open banking adoption compared with Europe, Asia is not only seeing the benefits but looking to take its capabilities to the next level. 

Tough times ahead for India’s private banks?

March 10, 2020

The Indian government’s bail-out of Yes Bank raises broader questions about the health of India’s private banks.

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Myanmar adopts international banking and insurance outlook

March 6, 2020

Myanmar is looking to the international banking and insurance community to strengthen its domestic market and tackle a legacy of NPLs. 

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Uzbekistan takes global approach to local problems

March 1, 2020

After decades of isolationist government policy, Uzbekistan is taking tentative steps into the global capital markets and is looking to attract foreign investment. Kimberley Long looks at the country’s steep learning curve. 

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What is behind Asia’s wave of banking consolidation?

February 7, 2020

Mounting pressures on banks across Asia-Pacific are pushing many towards consolidation. The Banker looks at the factors behind these moves. 

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Top 500 Banking Brands 2020

February 3, 2020

The world’s top banking brands have faced numerous headwinds in the past 12 months, resulting in a drop in global brand value. 

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Roman Vassilenko: a change in outlook for Kazakhstan

January 2, 2020

The deputy minister of foreign affairs of Kazakhstan explains the country’s developing relationship with the EU, its partnerships with China, and its plans to diversify its economic output.

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Private banking takes off in Thailand

January 2, 2020

Thailand’s private banking sector has come out into the open for the first time following changes to banking regulations. The Banker reports on its early progress.

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Odilbek Isakov: privatisation drive will transform Uzbekistan

January 2, 2020

The deputy finance minister of Uzbekistan speaks to The Banker about how the country is undertaking a wide range of banking and business reforms.

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Business as usual for Hong Kong?

January 2, 2020

The civil unrest in Hong Kong occupied international headlines for much of 2019, yet there has been little impact on the city’s position as a business hub in Asia. 

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