Our research and analysis on Asia Pacific
The following in-depth pieces represent our archive of research and analysis on Asia Pacific.
“Intra‐Asian trade is on the rise, local banks must up their game”
Date: Nov 13, 2013 | Author: Lisa Robins
Lisa Robins, Asia Pacific Head of Global Transaction Banking at Deutsche Bank, feels that it is critical for banks to take a hands-on and flexible approach to leverage burgeoning intra-Asian trading relationships.
“Banks must respond to the needs of their constituents, not the other way around”
Date: Oct 29, 2013 | Author: Amando M. Tetangco
Amando M. Tetangco, governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, in his keynote speech at Philippine International Banking Convention 2013, feels that the socio-economic impact of developing an inclusive banking system cannot be overemphasised.
“Banking sector stepping up to its vital role in transforming the Philippines"
Date: Oct 28, 2013 | Author: Lorenzo Tan
Lorenzo Tan, president, Bankers Association of the Philippines, in his keynote speech at Philippine International Banking Convention 2013, feels that despite a global slowdown the domestic economy has been both fortunate and structurally resilient.
“There is a huge market of corporates in Japan, China, India and ASEAN”
Date: Oct 07, 2013 | Author: Esther Tan
Alain Raes, CEO at SWIFT Asia Pacific, discusses the organisation’s bid to better penetrate the APAC market, as well as challenges faced in the region.
More challenging times ahead for APAC banks
Date: Oct 03, 2013 | Author: Foo Boon Ping
The Asian Banker observed a significant slowdown in banks’ profitability, liquidity and asset quality from last year, as the industry’s aggregate strength score also declined.
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.
Banks’ APAC retail banking income expected to reach $850b by 2020
Date: Aug 29, 2013 | Author: Bertrand Pigeon
China and Japan account for over 50% of income generated by retail banking arms of financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.
Heightened bancassurance demand in emerging markets to drive bank-insurer partnerships
Date: Aug 21, 2013 | Author: Magessan Raj
Citibank seeks to sell access of its Asian Pacific branch network to life insurers, as life insurance premiums in Asia’s emerging markets expected to grow 9.8% in 2013.