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South-east Asia catches the sustainability bug

September 16, 2021

Although the region has arguably been slow off the mark in the adoption of green bonds, things are starting to change.

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Asia’s tax issues come into sharp focus

July 21, 2021

Tax hikes may be a speedy route to economic recovery in the Asean region.

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As pandemic recedes, NPLs surge in southeast Asia

March 23, 2021

Central banks in southeast Asia are grappling with a rise in non-performing loans across the region.

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Vietnam's banking system still fragile amid post-Covid recovery

January 27, 2021

South-east Asian country organised a robust response to the pandemic, but concerns remain about its economy.

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Thai banks search for growth in a post-Covid world

October 2, 2020

Thailand’s banks have used the lockdown period to prepare for the eventual return of tourists by investing heavily in digital banking.

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Foreign holdings provide Cambodian banks with a lifeline

May 15, 2020

Southeast Asian nation’s lenders are trying to look beyond pandemic in search of growth.

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Myanmar adopts international banking and insurance outlook

March 6, 2020

Myanmar is looking to the international banking and insurance community to strengthen its domestic market and tackle a legacy of NPLs. 

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Private banking takes off in Thailand

January 2, 2020

Thailand’s private banking sector has come out into the open for the first time following changes to banking regulations. The Banker reports on its early progress.

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Philippine banks look to home-grown growth

October 1, 2019

The Philippines is seeking overseas investment, but its young population is giving local lenders plenty of opportunities for expansion.

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Vietnamese banks ride the retail tide

August 1, 2019

Vietnam has seen a period of growth that has made its banks stronger than ever. 

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