Latest articles from Kimberley Long

CommBank tops Asia-Pacific table

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In the Asia-Pacific excluding China and Japan table, Australia has enjoyed another successful year, with South Korea also making a strong appearance. 

China’s big four remain at top of ranking

Today 12:02 am

There is little change at the top of the Top 1000 World Banks ranking, as Chinese megalenders keep a tight grip on the top four places.

Japan’s banks feel the strain, but MUFG remains on top

Today 12:02 am

Japan’s banks have struggled during the past year, with declines in Tier 1 capital seeing them slide down the 2022 ranking.

Indonesia’s banks stage solid recovery

Today 12:02 am

After a difficult year in the 2021 Top 1000 ranking, many Indonesian banks have improved their positions in 2022.

Digital banks make inroads in South Korea

Today 12:02 am

The emerging digital banking sector in South Korea, led by KakaoBank, is racing ahead of the incumbents.

Taiwan’s banks hold steady in their ranking

Today 12:01 am

Taiwan’s banks, backed by the country’s solid GDP results, have maintained their overall positions in the Top 1000 ranking. 

BRI

The Banker's Top 30 Asean Banks 2022

June 1, 2022

Bank Rakyat Indonesia’s strong showing across the best-performing categories have helped the bank top the overall table. Kimberley Long reports. 

Crypto mania teaser

Asia explores crypto opportunities

June 1, 2022

Asia’s banks and crypto-native firms are exploring how they can take their offerings to the next level, whether that means through collaboration or competition.

Yen note

Japan policy unmoved over declining yen

May 27, 2022

Japan’s currency has seen a significant decline in value since the start of 2022, yet there has been little policy movement to mitigate this. 

Tokyo stock exchange

The rise of activist investors in Japan

April 25, 2022

Activist investors are reshaping how businesses operate in Japan. 

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