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Our research and analysis on Industry Outlook
The following in-depth pieces represent our archive of research and analysis on Industry Outlook.
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Research Note
Banks reach turning point; face potential asset quality deterioration
Date: Feb 28, 2014   |   Author: Research
Asian markets that have been buoyed by easy liquidity over the past few years have now to re-orientate to a world where the “music” of cheap money has virtually stopped.
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Research Note
Asia Pacific bank M&A transactions totalled $13.9b in 2013
Date: Jan 09, 2014   |   Author: Wendy Weng
Domestic deals dominated bank merger and acquisition activity in the region in 2013, while intra-regional and inter-regional deals also saw a significant increase.
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Research Note
Africa’s rapid growth offers banks opportunities in both transaction and retail banking
Date: Nov 06, 2012   |   Author: Baron Laudermilk
Emergence of “megacities” across Africa and rapid growth within the continent expected to bring about myriad of opportunities for banks in trade finance and mobile banking.
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Research Note
M&A crucial tool for reorganisation of South Korea’s banking industry in 2012
Date: Jun 22, 2012   |   Author: Doron Foo
Mutual savings bank defaults, increasing bad loans and ongoing global economic uncertainty weigh heavily on South Korea’s banking sector in 2011.
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Research Note
Thailand banks net profits to rebound sharply in 2012
Date: Apr 25, 2012   |   Author: Doron Foo
Devastated by the floods in Q3 2011, the Thai economy has bounced back on strong 9.4%YoY reconstruction loans growth, 12%YoY higher fee income and lower tax rates.
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Research Note
Moderate profitability of Singapore banks expected in 2012 due to corporate loans and lack of growth opportunities
Date: Apr 12, 2012   |   Author: Doron Foo
Although Singapore bank’s bottom line profitability was driven primarily by filling the corporate loan and trade related financing gap left by European banks, DBS’s performance far outstripped its peers in 2011.
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Research Note
Hong Kong's economy is expected to slow down to about 5% growth in 2012
Date: Apr 05, 2012   |   Author: Guan Chen Hao
Banking sector will see more opportunities in the area of Rmb trade settlement, the main driver for profit in 2012, but expect a decline in growth momentum due to the weakness in the U.S. economy and the European debt crisis.
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Opinion
Asia outlook stable even as China faces limited economic growth
Date: Mar 05, 2012   |   Author: Mark Matthews
Mark Matthews, head of research Asia, Bank Julius Baer, feels that Asia has a good chance of surviving the current financial crisis nicely, despite dim outlooks for the West.

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