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Turning optimism into productive growth in Indonesia

Turning optimism into productive growth in Indonesia

February 2, 2015

Indonesia's banking sector holds much promise, thanks in large to the country's vast unbanked population. And with a new, business-friendly president in Joko Widodo, hopes are high that it can finally realise this vast potential.

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Citi rides the Asian tiger

December 1, 2014

With global expansion focused on the Asia-Pacific region, Citi is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this growth, with its long presence in the region. Its chief executive in the region talks to Stefania Palma.

Sorry times for emerging market currencies

May 1, 2014

Emerging market currencies benefited handsomely from the US central bank’s huge quantitative easing programme. With that now being unwound and with China slowing, emerging currencies are now in retreat. Those from economies with weak fundamentals are especially vulnerable. 

Cracking the Indonesia code

Cracking the Indonesia code

April 1, 2014

The fourth most populous country in the world. A fast-growing economy. A rapidly rising middle class. A huge unbanked population. There is little wonder that domestic and international lenders are focusing on getting their Indonesia strategy just right given the potential rewards on offer, but penetrating this vast archipelago is no easy task.

MINT banks face fresh challenges

MINT banks face fresh challenges

March 3, 2014

If the early 2000s were all about the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, now attention is shifting to the up-and-coming countries of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey – the MINTs. And with rapid economic growth predicted, retail banks in these countries will be under enormous pressure to keep up.

Effects of tapering loom over Asian CFOs

February 3, 2014

As the much discussed tapering of quantitative easing in the US becomes a reality, Jane Cooper finds this topic is weighing on the minds of Asia’s financial leaders, along with the increasing role of the renminbi. 

Tackling Indonesias infrastructure tailback

Tackling Indonesia’s infrastructure tailback

December 2, 2013

Chronic infrastructure problems have weighed down Indonesia’s economy and prevented it from achieving greater growth. But that looks set to change, with some of the major barriers removed and a number of projects already under way.

Emerging markets take profits crown

July 1, 2013

Banks from the emerging markets in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region dominate this year’s most profitable banks, leaving European banks with only two countries in the top 25 ranking. 

Islamic finance in 2013

Islamic finance in 2013: beyond the growth

March 1, 2013

Year upon year, the Islamic finance industry posts stellar growth figures. However, as large Western lenders withdraw from the sector, is Islamic finance in as healthy a shape as the figures suggest? The Banker asks a number of experts in the field what the future holds for sharia-compliant banking.

Banks to watch in 2013, Bank BTPN

February 1, 2013

The Banker has identified 13 banks to keep an eye on in the coming year based on a variety of factors. With its rapidly expanding micro loans sector and unique and hugely profitable pension loans service, Indonesia-based Bank BTPN is one to watch in 2013.

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