Latest articles from Kimberley Long

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Asia’s M&A flows carve new stream

October 21, 2022

M&A activity across Asia has been down on 2021’s bumper year, but there are pockets of resilience.

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Digital bridge for Asia’s gender gap

September 29, 2022

Kimberley Long explores how digital finance and mobile banking are addressing the financial access issues faced by women that incumbent banks cannot reach. 

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SCB 10X prepares for the future of banking

September 28, 2022

SCB 10X, the venture investment arm of Siam Commercial Bank, is exploring the developments which could reshape how we do banking. Tai Panich, CEO and chief investment officer of SCB 10X, tells Kimberley Long about her plans. 

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Uneven Basel III implementation in Asia

August 24, 2022

The pandemic and the war in Ukraine have delayed the implementation of Basel III in many markets, with push backs from some of the biggest economies. In Asia, as some jurisdictions move ahead, it risks creating an uneven banking sector that the rules sought to avoid. 

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China’s city banks picking up momentum

August 1, 2022

While state-owned banks are making the headlines in the country ranking, the city banks are leading the way in performance. 

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Nepal’s banks battle isolationism

July 29, 2022

Nepal’s banks appear resilient to the worst shocks of the pandemic, but there is discontent over a slow to change regulatory system, which is stifling growth.

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Nepal’s economy struggles with import dependence

July 28, 2022

Remittances from overseas workers comprise a significant portion of Nepal’s foreign currency reserves for this import-dependent country.

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Nepal's central bank governor confident FX pressures can be overcome

July 25, 2022

Maha Prasad Adhikari, governor of the central bank of Nepal, on the country’s current foreign exchange reserves crisis and the evolution of digital banking. 

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China’s economy feels the pressure

July 6, 2022

The long shadow of Covid-19 is impacting China’s economy, as the country struggles to meet its ambitious growth targets. 

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