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Asian banks ramp up regional expansion drives

August 18, 2021

In the face of saturated local markets, banks in Japan, South Korea and Singapore are increasingly looking elsewhere in the region.

Economic woes mount for Thailand’s banks

August 9, 2021

As Covid-19 hammers the country’s vital tourism sector, SMEs and low-income households may struggle to service debt.

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Singapore leads in cleaning up the crypto industry

August 6, 2021

The regulator’s ‘in-principle’ approval of a cryptocurrency exchange is part of a global push to tackle fraud and scams in cryptoassets.

House price boom exposes New Zealand banks to risks

August 3, 2021

Economic risks facing banks in New Zealand are rising because of soaring house prices over the past 12 months.

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China’s regional banks shake up performance ranking

August 3, 2021

China’s banking landscape remains dominated by the state-owned banks, although the regional institutions are leading the way. 

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Japan seeks to shake off cash

August 2, 2021

Japan’s digital payments vision has been slow to get off the ground.

Global banks step up Hong Kong investment on closer China ties

July 27, 2021

Citigroup, Standard Chartered and HSBC bet that new opportunities in mainland China will outweigh damage to Hong Kong’s status as a global financial centre.

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Asia’s tax issues come into sharp focus

July 21, 2021

Tax hikes may be a speedy route to economic recovery in the Asean region.

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Time for China's economy to change

July 12, 2021

China faces some difficult questions if it is to continue enjoying high levels of economic growth post-pandemic. 

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State of play: India’s banks in 2021

July 12, 2021

As they come through the pandemic, India’s large public sector banks are completing mergers with smaller banks, while both public and private sector banks are expanding their digital offerings.

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