Crunch time for Australia's banks

January 1, 2019

After a damning report from the Royal Commission, Australian banks must overhaul how they operate or face losing share to challenger banks and Asian rivals. 

Mixed profitability results for Vietnam’s biggest lenders

December 18, 2018
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Vietnam’s banks have progressively built up their balance sheets, but profitability remains a challenge. Joy Macknight reports. 

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Chinese banks’ big tech threat

November 13, 2018

Investors have doubts about Chinese banks’ ability to withstand the competition in a market where tech companies have a solid grip, writes Brian Caplen.

Malaysia’s top five banks in recovery mode

November 13, 2018
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Malaysia’s banks are gradually rebounding, following a few difficult years with plummeting oil prices and a poorly performing currency. Joy Macknight reports.

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A private equity saviour for Myanmar?

November 9, 2018

Held in low esteem internationally, Myanmar is hoping private equity investors can inject some life into its weak private sector. Peter Janssen reports.

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CIB chief steers Standard Chartered into calmer waters

November 1, 2018

As measures to manage risk and credit quality pay off, Standard Chartered’s CIB chief, Simon Cooper, is in a bullish mood.

Chinese banks’ profitability under pressure

November 1, 2018

Leading Chinese banks have healthy balance sheets and low costs yet their profitability compares unfavourably with Western counterparts.

Assets up, profits down for Indonesia

October 9, 2018
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Indonesia's top banks have been building up their balance sheets – but profitability is declining.

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Asian shuffle: Relinking the Chinese supply chain

October 1, 2018

As China turns from being the home of mass-produced goods to consumer market, manufacturers are moving production to its Asian neighbours. Kimberley Long reports on their progress.  

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Asia-Pacific M&A works around China’s investment clampdown

October 1, 2018

China’s decision to tighten rules around mergers and acquisitions led to fears of a downturn in Asia-Pacific’s thriving market. But healthy activity in Japan and India is offsetting any regional uncertainty, as Kimberley Long reports.

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