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How will a resurgent Maldives cope with a tourism slump?

March 30, 2020

The Maldives has embraced technology to modernise its banking system and serve its citizens, but coronavirus now threatens its crucial tourist sector. 

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Development banks step up to Asia’s coronavirus challenges

March 27, 2020

A look at how development banks in Asia are adapting their plans to support their clients through the coronavirus crisis. 

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Asia plays catch-up on open banking

March 13, 2020

After a comparatively slow start to open banking adoption compared with Europe, Asia is not only seeing the benefits but looking to take its capabilities to the next level. 

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Uzbekistan takes global approach to local problems

March 1, 2020

After decades of isolationist government policy, Uzbekistan is taking tentative steps into the global capital markets and is looking to attract foreign investment. Kimberley Long looks at the country’s steep learning curve. 

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What is behind Asia’s wave of banking consolidation?

February 7, 2020

Mounting pressures on banks across Asia-Pacific are pushing many towards consolidation. The Banker looks at the factors behind these moves. 

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Roman Vassilenko: a change in outlook for Kazakhstan

January 2, 2020

The deputy minister of foreign affairs of Kazakhstan explains the country’s developing relationship with the EU, its partnerships with China, and its plans to diversify its economic output.

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Odilbek Isakov: privatisation drive will transform Uzbekistan

January 2, 2020

The deputy finance minister of Uzbekistan speaks to The Banker about how the country is undertaking a wide range of banking and business reforms.

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Business as usual for Hong Kong?

January 2, 2020

The civil unrest in Hong Kong occupied international headlines for much of 2019, yet there has been little impact on the city’s position as a business hub in Asia. 

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Asia-Pacific's uneven Basel III mix

December 1, 2019

The Basel III rules on capital are supposed to ensure stronger banking – but in Asia's less developed markets, meeting the requirements is creating challenges. 

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