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Is China leading the global green charge?

March 18, 2019

Having announced a war on pollution, China is now carving out a role as an advocate for environmental policies and, more importantly, a source of green finance. But will stalling domestic growth dampen its newfound fervour? Adrienne Klasa reports.

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Hong Kong and Singapore: friends or foes?

March 1, 2019

The similarities between Hong Kong and Singapore are striking. Kimberley Long looks at how the two are working together to punch above their respective weights.

Japan’s banks set sights abroad

February 21, 2019

Facing a sluggish economy, Japanese banks are looking overseas in their quest for growth, and their south-east Asian neighbours in particular have seen an influx of investment. 

Thai incentives aim to spur bank consolidation

February 14, 2019
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In April 2018, the government of Thailand approved tax incentives for banking mergers in hopes of stimulating consolidation. Thailand’s banking sector is fragmented compared with similar-sized economies in the region, but is looking to catch up. Kat Van Hoof reports.

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AIIB president makes global engagement a priority

February 1, 2019

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank president Jin Liqun talks to Adrienne Klasa about the importance of the institution’s collaborative role with other global players.

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All eyes on Indonesia as Asia's banks look to strike

February 1, 2019

Indonesia’s banks are in a strong position, enjoying the steady GDP growth and high levels of liquidity. Despite some potential hurdles, international banks are including the country in their expansion plans. Kimberley Long reports.

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Asia’s stock exchanges find their competitive edge

February 1, 2019

The search for international companies looking to list and the boom in technology companies is making Asian stock exchanges more competitive, as they examine what differentiates them in the eyes of investors. Kimberley Long reports.

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Australian central banker focuses on the home front

January 11, 2019

Guy Debelle, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, talks to Kimberley Long about the Australian property market and the growing strength of Asian banks in the country.

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Bambang Brodjonegor: Indonesia has eyes fixed on poverty reduction

January 2, 2019

Indonesia is contending with natural disasters, investors de-risking and general election uncertainty. But the government will not shrink from its aim of poverty reduction, minister for national development planning Bambang Brodjonegor tells Adrienne Klasa. 

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Top 300 Asia-Pacific Banks 2019: China holds strong while Indian reforms hits hard

January 2, 2019

China's banks affirm their strength in the The Banker’s Top 300 Asia-Pacific Banks ranking, while India is making moves in the wrong direction. Kimberley Long reports.

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