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The Banker's Best-performing Banks ranking: BRICS countries

January 2, 2020

Which banks across Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have performed the best in The Banker’s newly introduced ranking that measures a lender's performance across various key criteria? 

The world watches as China's paytechs march on

January 2, 2020

China’s payment technology giants have the country’s long reach into Belt and Road countries to help them expand, benefiting the unbanked in emerging markets but making Western politicians uneasy. 

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China's paytech giants go global

January 2, 2020

China’s tech titans Alipay and WeChat Pay are still little known outside of their home market. This looks set to change as they seek to expand internationally.

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NPLs cast a shadow over Bangladesh's boom

December 2, 2019

Bangladesh’s phenomenal economic growth is obscuring the fact that parts of its banking sector are suffering with persistent NPLs.

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Bangladesh feels the strain of economic boom

December 2, 2019

Bangladesh's economy is growing fast but its cities face huge air pollution challenges, and the country’s weak infrastructure is buckling under the strain of this economic growth. 

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Asia-Pacific's uneven Basel III mix

December 1, 2019

The Basel III rules on capital are supposed to ensure stronger banking – but in Asia's less developed markets, meeting the requirements is creating challenges. 

How mutual trust and respect will enhance the Latam-China relationship

November 1, 2019

Latin America’s increasing interest in attracting Chinese investments, tourists and commerce is matched by China’s growing presence in the region, says Panama's former vice-president and foreign minister.

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Can Islamic finance find its feet in Asia?

November 1, 2019

Islamic banking is a growing industry across Asia, with alternatives to conventional banking being developed to cater for the region’s huge Muslim population. 

Could Islamic banking solve financial inclusion?

November 1, 2019

With millions of people excluded from the financial system because of their religious beliefs, would adapting to their needs boost the numbers of financial inclusion? 

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Can virtual banks disrupt the Asia-Pacific market?

October 1, 2019

Countries across Asia are licensing virtual banks, which operate solely online and without a physical presence. How much headway can these potential disruptors really make in more mature markets? 

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