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Can virtual banks disrupt the Asia-Pacific market?

October 1, 2019

Countries across Asia are licensing virtual banks, which operate solely online and without a physical presence. How much headway can these potential disruptors really make in more mature markets? 

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Can Asia achieve its green finance aspirations?

October 1, 2019

Interest in green financing is picking up in Asia. Even so, there is plenty of work to be done if the region is to fulfil its ambitions in the sector. 

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Indonesia CBG seeks digital route to increasing GDP growth

September 2, 2019

Indonesia’s central bank governor predicts a bright future for the country on the back of solid monetary policies and increased infrastructure expenditure. 

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Funding Asian trade

August 23, 2019

Manufacturing patterns in Asia are seeing a long-term shift away from China towards its neighbouring countries. The Banker assesses the implications of this. 

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Pacific Islands fight image and diversity issues

August 1, 2019

Pacific Island nations are finding themselves under the shadow of financial misconduct accusations while they work to build up domestic industries. 

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Fiji economy minister pushes financial independence through green bonds

August 1, 2019

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji’s minister for economy, explains how the country is encouraging international investment through green bonds. 

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Pacific Islands look to China to fill relief shortfall

August 1, 2019

The arrival of Chinese financing in the Pacific Islands has been met with some apprehension internationally, but it is providing the island nations with vital support. 

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China pivots towards retail banking

July 2, 2019

With China's banks looking for new ways to increase earnings, many view retail banking and wealth management as an opportunity that cannot be passed up. 

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China’s fintechs creep into banking territory

July 1, 2019

In a few short years, China’s fintechs have come to dominate e-commerce, mobile payments and now small business lending. How will the banks respond?

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