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Asia’s central banks collaborate on digital payments

January 26, 2022

Central banks across Asia are working together on real-time cross-border payments and central bank digital currency initiatives.

Top 1000 World Banks - Australian banks stay top in Asia-Pacific

January 11, 2022

Australia’s banks continue to dominate the regional table, excluding China and Japan, while South Korea and Vietnam also make an impressive showing.

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Closing Asia’s gender finance gap

January 4, 2022

As financial inclusion has increased worldwide, one area has remained stubbornly difficult to crack: banking services for women in developing markets. Banks are now working on providing tailored services that address the issues keeping women out of the formal banking system. 

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The Banker’s Top 250 Asia-Pacific Banks 2022

January 4, 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on tourism and trade continues to be felt across Asia-Pacific, hitting the banking sectors' pre-tax profits in several economies. However, the region's banks have seen increases across Tier 1 capital and asset growth.

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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.

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October 8, 2021
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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.

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. 

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