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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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Deals of the Year 2019 - Asia-Pacific

May 1, 2019

The best deals in the Asia-Pacific region over the past year are celebrated.

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Digital shake-up alters Thailand's banking landscape

April 1, 2019

Digitalisation is shaking up Thailand’s banking landscape, leading to branch closures and a wider gap opening between the 'big five' lenders and the rest. 

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Afghanistan’s banking sector strives for stability

April 1, 2019

Afghanistan's banks face security issues, corruption problems and political instability. Can they rise to the challenge of rebuilding in such an environment? 

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Afghanistan’s central banker counts on bright future

April 1, 2019

Despite the many challenges Afghanistan faces, Khalil Sediq, the governor of Da Afghanistan Bank, is optimistic about the future of the country’s economy. 

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The Banker's Top 100 Asean Banks ranking: Singapore leads, Philippines rises

April 1, 2019

While Singapore reigns supreme in The Banker’s Top 100 Asean Banks ranking, banks from a number of south-east Asian countries are showing impressive gains.

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Japan looks to Africa to offset stagnant domestic market

April 1, 2019

Lacking both resources and a youthful population, Japan is targeting African countries' nascent markets and plentiful commodities with generous development finance and infrastructure partnerships. Adrienne Klasa reports.

Shanghai replaces Singapore as top Asian FDI centre

April 1, 2019

Shanghai has beaten out Singapore as the leading Asian destination for financial services FDI, but inflows are down across the board. 

Japanese savers need to embrace risk to see return

April 1, 2019

Ageing populations are a challenge for countries across the developed world, none more so than Japan.

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