Latest articles from Kimberley Long


Singapore banks boosted by Citi’s business

March 3, 2022

The acquisition of Citi’s retail operations across several Asian markets will give two of Singapore’s biggest banks additional clout across the region. 

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Semiconductors power South Korea’s economic growth

February 28, 2022

South Korea’s economy has bounced back strongly from the pandemic slump, thanks largely to its dominance of the semiconductor space. Yet with a presidential election on the horizon and further interest increases forecast, there is still some uncertainty as to future growth potential.

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South Korea’s banks move from the pandemic to the metaverse

February 24, 2022

South Korea’s banks have managed to hold steady through Covid-19 and are now looking to the future of digital banking. Kimberley Long reports. 

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Consumer Banking Now

February 23, 2022
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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. 


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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Future-proof technology

October 8, 2021

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