Vietnamese banking sector's decade of expansion

October 4, 2021

In 2011 Vietnam had just eight banks in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking; this has doubled to 16 in 2021.

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Rate challenges squeeze interest income at Bangladeshi banks

October 1, 2021

Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh saw net interest income decline 12% year-on-year to $179m in 2020.

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NPLs rising at Indonesian banks amid pandemic

September 30, 2021

Bank Negara Indonesia saw its non-performing loan ratio increase from 2.3% in 2019 to 4.2% last year.

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ROA holds up at Brunei banks despite pandemic

September 29, 2021

The recent rise in the oil price bodes well for the country’s financial sector.

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Fintechs look beyond unicorn status

September 27, 2021

A whole industry has been built around helping Asian fintech start-ups achieve a $1bn valuation.

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South-east Asia catches the sustainability bug

September 16, 2021

Although the region has arguably been slow off the mark in the adoption of green bonds, things are starting to change.

A difficult year for Indonesia’s banks

September 1, 2021

Indonesia’s biggest banks have slipped down the Top 1000 ranking, though some have grown their Tier 1 capital. 

Japan’s banks hit growth plateau

September 1, 2021

Japan’s banks held on in a volatile environment but saw little capital growth. 

South Korea’s banks show solid capital growth

September 1, 2021

South Korea’s banks have had a good year for Tier 1 capital growth, which has helped several move up the Top 1000 ranking.

China steady through the Covid storm

September 1, 2021

China’s biggest banks dominate the global rankings once more, with strong increases in their Tier 1 capital. 

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