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China’s regulators get tough on fintechs

January 4, 2021

Growth surge for China’s fintech microlenders at risk as they're put under strict regulation.

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Developed market banks ‘can withstand higher defaults’

December 10, 2020

G-SIBs can afford core capital ratios to fall by 5 percentage points before eating into capital buffers, according to Capital Economics.

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Asia-Pacific banks' performance a mixed bag

December 1, 2020

The Banker’s best-performers' methodology shows how lenders in the region have had uneven successes.

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Asia’s banking fines lack bite

December 1, 2020

With dubious behaviour by banks still making headlines, are big cash penalties enough of a disincentive? 

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Asia’s banks slammed by regulatory fines

November 30, 2020

Banks in Asia received a record number of regulatory fines this year. What’s behind the rise?

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Asia’s banks brace for looming asset-quality storm

November 2, 2020

Central bank and government efforts to stave off the worst of Covid-19’s financial impact may just postpone the inevitable.

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Government stimulus in Asia holds off the worst – for now

November 2, 2020

Asia's banks have been shielded from the impact of non-performing loans by central bank assistance, but this support is coming to an end.

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‘Slow-burning crisis’ set to ravage India’s banks

October 30, 2020

Bad debts could eat into profits and restrict lending, holding back recovery throughout the decade, according to Capital Economics.

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Western banks brace for loan loss surge

October 19, 2020

Write-offs at big banks in the UK, the US and Australia are expected to rise as government stimulus expires, according to Moody’s.

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Khan Bank’s big digital and data push

October 7, 2020

Mongolian lender’s CIO outlines complete IT overhaul to become fully digital bank by 2023.

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