Our research and analysis on Databook
The following in-depth pieces represent our archive of research and analysis on Databook.
Hang Seng Bank tops AB500 rankings; AP banks generally well capitalised
Date: Sep 13, 2013 | Author: Wendy Weng
Asian banking industry’s aggregate strength declined in 2013, as performance in key parameters such as profitability growth, liquidity and asset quality moderated.
Ongoing consolidation efforts to further strengthen Philippine banking industry
Date: Jul 03, 2013 | Author: Wendy Weng
Total number of banks in the Philippines dropped 28% to 696 during 2004-2012, as BSP seeks to further drive development of rural banking industry through recent reforms.
Sky-high household debt puts Malaysia’s economic growth at risk
Date: Jun 27, 2013 | Author: Magessan Raj
Consumer debt in Malaysia stood at 80.5% of its GDP as of 2012, higher than the government debt level of 53%.
RBI raises provisions on banks’ restructured loans to curb prevailing NPLs
Date: Jun 14, 2013 | Author: Wendy Weng
Indian banks’ non-performing loan ratio grew to 3.1% in FY 2012, posing an increased threat to bank liquidity and profitability levels.
Increased debit card uptake in South Korea drives down credit card growth margin
Date: Jun 07, 2013 | Author: Wendy Weng
Growth in total credit card transaction value rose a mere 3.9% to $524.8m in 2012, much slower than the 9.5% growth notched in 2011.
Vietnamese banks favour ATM alliance to minimise costs
Date: May 31, 2013 | Author: Magessan Raj
Despite the growing number of banks cards in issue in Vietnam, domestic banks have been slow to expand their ATM networks.
Hong Kong's Rmb RTGS system supports its role as global Rmb clearing and settlement platform
Date: May 10, 2013 | Author: Wendy Weng
Hong Kong handles 84.6% of offshore Rmb trade settlements, with demand for offshore Rmb financing and investments on the rise.
Australian banks shift channel focus showing slower growth in traditional channels usage
Date: Apr 25, 2013 | Author: Durva Lakhlani
With the positive take-up rate amongst Australian retail customers, mobile banking will be instrumental in altering the way bank branches are used going forward.