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Japan's banks slide as China marches on

July 1, 2013

The sluggish growth that has existed in Japan's banking sector in recent years shows little sign of ending.

Measures of soundness inch upwards

July 1, 2013

Soundness levels among the world's banks are showing a slight sign of improvement, though familiar names still feature at the top of the rankings.

Hong Kong branches out

Hong Kong's banks branch out

June 3, 2013

With limited space and exorbitant rental costs, retail banks in Hong Kong have been rethinking the role of the branch. But rather than moving away from bricks to clicks, Hong Kong’s banks are investing in and revamping their branches. 

Japan’s presence looms large at ADB meeting

Japan’s presence looms large at ADB meeting

June 3, 2013

The Asian Development Bank's annual meeting in Delhi in May saw a new president take the helm, but it was the policies of his home country – Japan – that dominated proceedings.

Ravi Menon

Balancing act for Singapore's central bank chief

June 3, 2013

Large capital inflows and structural changes at home are just two of the challenges for Singapore's economy, says the Monetary Authority of Singapore's managing director.

Taiwan makes renminbi mark

Offshore renminbi business gathers pace in Taiwan

May 1, 2013

Taiwan's rising prominence as an offshore renminbi centre reached a milestone earlier this year when the Bank of China opened a clearing bank in Taipei. But with Hong Kong, and to a lesser extent London and Singapore, already working as offshore renminbi hubs, where will Taiwan fit in?

Will mobile NFC ever take off

Will mobile NFC ever take off?

May 1, 2013

Near-field-communication technology for mobile payments has seen huge investment and been much feted, but is yet to take off in the mainstream. What will it take for consumers to take to this new way of paying for their purchases?

Digital wallets open up

Digital wallets open up

May 1, 2013

As consumer spending increasingly moves to online, so too do payments, with digital wallets becoming embedded in the payments culture with the aim of making online transactions both convenient and secure. 

An OMF solution to the economic malaise

An OMF solution to the economic malaise

April 29, 2013

The scale and length of the current recession has legitimised a return to the debate on introducing overt monetary financing as a policy option, according to economist Lord Adair Turner.

Singapore continues to dominate Asean region

April 24, 2013
Top five Asean banks by Tier 1 capital

Three Singaporean lenders occupy the top three spots in The Banker's Association of South-east Asian Nations banks ranking by Tier 1 capital for the year ending 2011, and the same three institutions also led the way in terms of pre-tax profits.

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