Political uncertainty weighs on Sri Lankan banks’ profits

November 9, 2021

Pre-tax profits at three of the four largest banks in the country have been falling since 2017.

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Mongolian banks’ ROE continues bumpy ride

November 5, 2021

The country’s economy is heavily dependent on commodities, leaving the banking sector susceptible to fluctuations in commodity prices.

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Pandemic slows financial services FDI into Australia

November 3, 2021

Financial services and fintech investment surged in 2019, but the onset of Covid-19 led to a drop-off in projects in 2020.  

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China’s push into Latin America

November 1, 2021

China’s economic expansion into Latin America has raised questions about the motivation behind such investments and the contractual terms.

India and mobile phone

India home to rising number of fintech unicorns

October 27, 2021

India’s mobile payments market is forecast to grow 41% annually and be worth more than $2bn by 2024, fuelling a surge in fintech start-ups gaining unicorn status.

Philippine banks ramp up impairment provisions

October 18, 2021

Leading banks significantly increased loan impairment provisions last year, ahead of a projected rise in bad loans this year. 

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Pandemic pauses financial services jobs boom in Vietnam

October 12, 2021

Riding on wings of strong economic growth, 6750 financial services and fintech jobs were created in Vietnam in 2018. However, momentum slowed in the past two years and has not yet recovered.

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Cambodia’s pre-pandemic boom drives banks’ total assets

October 11, 2021

The south-east Asian country was one of the fastest-growing economies in the world prior to Covid-19.

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Evergrande building

What risks does Evergrande pose for China's banking sector?

October 9, 2021

As the debt-laden Chinese developer stands on the brink of collapse, the fallout poses risks across the financial system.

Hong Kong markets and charts

Regulatory fears hit Hong Kong's stock market

October 6, 2021

The Hang Seng Index has been the worst-performing stock market in Asia this year amid concerns over anti-sanctions law.

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