Our research and analysis on Industry Outlook
The following in-depth pieces represent our archive of research and analysis on Industry Outlook.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Post flood recovery imminent for Thai financial sector
Date: Jan 20, 2012 | Author: Wong Wei Han
With robust fundamentals in place, Thai banks are set to recover along with the country’s economy from the massive damage inflicted by the monsoon flooding.
Domestic consumer and credit demand sustains performances of Malaysian banks against economic downturn, while regulatory initiatives are put in place to ensure sustainability of banking sector.