Asia Pacific banking industry outlook 2013
Regional economies are generally sound, with good long term prospects. While Asian banks grapple with new capital rules in the short term, they are likely to withstand long term stress to their operations.
The Asia Pacific economies approached 2013 with fairly strong fundamentals in place. Supply side growth drivers remain strong, macro-economic policy is largely sound, intra-regional integration efforts are producing positive results and there are few political risks significant enough to threaten economic performance.
Economic activity in 2013 and beyond will be driven by a number of factors:
1. A weaker global economy will be a risk. As a whole, the region remains highly integrated into the global economy and thus still substantially influenced by overall global demand for the…
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