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“Banks need better tools to more effectively develop business with their customers”
Date: Jan 27, 2014   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal
Peter Scott, general manager, Asia Pacific, Avaloq, discusses challenges facing private banking and wealth management businesses in the region as they seek to expand their portfolios.
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News Analysis
Bitcoin strikes chord with Asia’s younger, tech-savvy generation
Date: Oct 04, 2013   |   Author: Magessan Raj
Future for Bitcoin in Asia seems encouraging, although mass adoption hinges on wider acceptance by people, merchants and online shop owners.
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Research Note
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.
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Beijing boosts banks’ capital adequacy testing ahead of Basel III implementation
Date: Dec 06, 2012   |   Author: Baron Laudermilk
ICBC, CCB, ABC, BoC, BOCOM and China Merchants Bank given permission to establish individual capital assessment models to measure asset strength and prepare for Basel III rules.
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Territorial rift compels Chinese banks to abandon meetings in Japan
Date: Oct 04, 2012   |   Author: Baron Laudermilk
The ongoing Senkaku/Diaoyu islands dispute between China and Japan has resulted in major Chinese banks boycotting meetings held in Japan, including SIBOS.
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Chinese bank results indicate weaker growth, but megabanks remain highly profitable
Date: Aug 29, 2012   |   Author: Baron Laudermilk
China’s big four banks are expected to post weaker results on the back of rising NPLs and a slowdown in economic growth.
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Chinese banks must increase transparency to fight corruption
Date: Jun 13, 2012   |   Author: Magessan Raj
Tighter regulations and greater transparency are needed if China’s banking system is to weed out corruption, following a recent spate of investigations linking senior executives with such charges.
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Research Note
Negative real deposit rates in China signal need for caution in 2012
Date: Jan 11, 2012   |   Author: Guan Chen Hao
Slowing activity and high inflation show up weaknesses in China’s economy while anticipated reform to the financial system together with global economy uncertainty create challenges for its economy and banking sector.
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China: Fears of possible credit risk and inflation temper booming growth
Date: Oct 05, 2011   |   Author: Research
Despite having 98 banks with $10,756 billion in assets and $112.2 billion in net profits ranked in the 2011-2012 AB500, fears of a Chinese subprime lending crisis and inflation may cool down Chinese banks’ growth engines.

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