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Digitisation helps Indian banks to survive pandemic stresses

June 23, 2021

India’s banks have continued to evolve during the Covid-19 crisis, leading to hopes of a quick bounceback. 

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China’s CBDC rollout gathers momentum

June 16, 2021

The People’s Bank of China has set up a joint venture with Swift, and has conducted experiments with other central banks.

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A lesson in adapting from Asian banks

June 16, 2021

Asian banks have met a range of pandemic-related challenges with notable resilience.

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Philippine banks squeezed as Covid-19 ravages economy

June 11, 2021

Weak credit growth and rising non-performing loans among concerns, as authorities struggle to get virus under control.

Rebounding economy boosts scaled-down Australian banks

June 7, 2021

The country’s leading banks have endured a tricky period following a series of misconduct cases.

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Exports surge bolsters South Korean banks

June 4, 2021

As growth rebounds, central bank may look at raising rates which could boost bank profits, but add to household debt risks.

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Asian Islamic finance plugs into fintech future

May 19, 2021

Asia’s Muslim population is held back by the lack of faith-based financial services.

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Corporate default risk on the rise in Japan

May 14, 2021

As some sectors struggle, banks’ provisions for loan losses are equivalent to just 0.3% of assets.

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Chinese banks lag peers in efforts to tackle deforestation

May 13, 2021

As leading banks sign up to global standards, China’s financial sector is conspicuously out of step.

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Vietnam’s banks show strong performance in Asean ranking

May 13, 2021

Indonesia’s banks have been toppled from their dominance of the region, with Vietnam’s showing a strong result this year. 

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