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Offshore renminbi looks to go global

Offshore renminbi spreads beyond Hong Kong

October 1, 2012

Hong Kong is the world’s offshore centre for the renminbi, and now other international centres are joining the Chinese currency’s path to internationalisation. But as additional pools of liquidity are being created, will the new centres dilute the existing offshore liquidity and create separate puddles rather than one large pool?

Japan’s top banks hold steady

September 3, 2012

The leading Japanese banks have performed solidly over the past year, showing an impressive resilience in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country in March 2011. However, return-on-asset levels are still worryingly low.

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A global awakening to the importance of good discipline

September 3, 2012

Financial and macroeconomic stability will be achieved through monetary, fiscal and market discipline, but only when important structural imbalances in major developed economies have been corrected.

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Asia’s missing link: how Myanmar could complete the Asean picture

September 3, 2012

As Myanmar is welcomed back into the international fold, the implications for the Association of South-east Asian Nations, and Asia as a whole, could be huge if the country's economic and logistical potential is delivered upon.

Hong Kong toughens up IPO rules

August 27, 2012

Hong Kong has seen a boom in initial public offerings in recent years, and now the country's Securities and Futures Commission is aiming to crack down on lax due diligence and introduce a stricter code of conduct for sponsoring banks.

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A micro climate: why microfinance is big news in Indonesia

August 1, 2012

With an emphasis on customer-centric services and products, Indonesia’s microfinance sector is proving to be extremely lucrative, not only for the banks involved, but also for the country’s large population and growing economy.

TEASER-Wallet wars: mobile payment systems fight for critical mass

Wallet wars: mobile payment systems fight for critical mass

August 1, 2012

The battle to persuade customers to ditch their traditional wallets in favour of a digitised version on their mobile phone has stepped up a notch in the past few months, with big technology and internet companies threatening the territory of the more familiar payment brands. Jane Cooper looks at who is making the early running in this war of the wallets. 

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After the floods: Thailand plays catch-up

July 2, 2012

Devastating floods and political instability saw Thailand's economy grind to a halt in late 2011. However, the country's banks have emerged relatively unscathed, and with its economy now growing at a good pace, the country is looking forward to experiencing good times similar to those that its south-east Asian neighbours have enjoyed.


Will the renminbi fill the euro gap?

July 2, 2012

With the future of the euro being called into question and many developed economies struggling to grow, transaction banks are looking to take advantage of the opportunities arising from the internationalisation of the renminbi.

Adapting to regulatory sea change

July 2, 2012

Cash management and transaction banking in general are feeling the squeeze – required to work harder due to increasing pressure from both a tough economic climate and a range of new regulations. Deutsche Bank’s global head of trust and securities services and cash management for financial institutions, Satvinder Singh, explores the impact of the current economic and regulatory factors on areas of transaction banking.

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