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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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Banks rush to cash in on Vietnam’s FDI boom

August 1, 2019

Vietnam has seen a boost from investment moving out of China, significantly increasing its foreign direct investment levels. 

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Global trade wars fail to shake Taiwan's optimism

June 3, 2019

Shrugging off concerns over worsening China-US relations, Taiwanese lenders are making calculated investments in their south-east Asian neighbours. 

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Digital shake-up alters Thailand's banking landscape

April 1, 2019

Digitalisation is shaking up Thailand’s banking landscape, leading to branch closures and a wider gap opening between the 'big five' lenders and the rest. 

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A private equity saviour for Myanmar?

November 9, 2018

Held in low esteem internationally, Myanmar is hoping private equity investors can inject some life into its weak private sector. Peter Janssen reports.

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