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Savings Bank is thriving in Mongolia’s overheating economy
Date: May 23, 2012In an exclusive interview, L. Badamtsetseg, CEO of Savings Bank, discusses the meteoric rise of Mongolia’s economy, enhancing its banking systems, and leading the country’s banking technology.
Author: Baron Laudermilk
Categories: Core Banking, Mobile Banking, Regulation, Retail Banking, Risk and Regulation, Technology & Operations
Keywords: Savings Bank, L. Badamtsetseg, Electronic Banking, Mongolia, Risk Culture, China, Mortgages, Deposits, Human Development Fund, Risk Management Committees
Implications of HKMA meeting liquid coverage ratio requirements by purchasing foreign currency
Date: May 16, 2012By opting to use liquid assets denominated in a foreign currency to meet LCR standards, banks will be picking up cross-currency risk amongst others.
Author: Tiah Wen Li
Categories: Basel III, Hong Kong, Regulation, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Liquid Coverage Ratio, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Basel Committee of Banking Supervision, Liquid Assets
Moderate profitability of Singapore banks expected in 2012 due to corporate loans and lack of growth opportunities
Date: Apr 12, 2012Although 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.
Author: Doron Foo
Categories: Asian Banker 500, Databook, Industry Outlook, Singapore
Keywords: DBS, OCBC, UOB, CASA, Bank Assets, AUM, Great Eastern Holding, NIM
Asia’s new rich
Date: Feb 13, 2012Shayne Nelson, global head of high value client coverage and CEO of Standard Chartered Private Bank, feels that the question foremost on the minds of all private bankers should be what a typical Asian client looks like.
Author: Shayne Nelson
Categories: Retail Banking, Wealth Management
Keywords: HNWI, Wealth Creation, Tangible Assets, Differentiated Business Model, Private Banking Model, Shayne Nelson, Standard Chartered Private Bank
"Middle East markets set for further liberalisation"
Date: Nov 18, 2011Simon Clements, GM of retail banking, Commercial Bank of Kuwait, discusses the bank's drawer accounts and heavily leveraged customer base, and the significance of branch banking in the Middle East.
Categories: Branch Banking, Retail Banking
Keywords: Simon Clements, Commercial Bank of Kuwait, Distribution Network, Retail Banking Assets, Costs of Funds, Deposits
HSBC’s Q3 dip temporary setback
Date: Nov 14, 2011HSBC continues to suffer from its US and European portfolio, but its prospects are secured by the ongoing strategic shift away from the low-growth regions to focus on emerging markets.
Author: Wong Wei Han
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, Emerging Markets, Hong Kong, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: HSBC, Stuart Gulliver, Retail Banking Assets, NPL, Euro Debt Crisis
Inflation urges an equity centric investment strategy to preserve HNWIs’ standard of living
Date: Sep 19, 2011While CPI does not cover a suitable basket for HNWI, Julius Baer's new "Lifestyle Index" demonstrates the need for an equity-focused, yet diversified investment strategy.
Author: Thomas Zink
Categories: China, India, Indonesia, Retail Banking, Wealth Management
Keywords: Julius Baer, Investment Strategy, HNWI, Inflation, Asset Value, CPI, Alternative Investments
Markets only value banks they can understand
Date: Sep 09, 2011In an exclusive video interview, Michel Accad, CEO of Gulf Bank, Kuwait, discusses the managing a bank in times of crisis, lending weakness and portfolio quality, and operating profitably in a restricted market.
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, Risk and Regulation, Risk Management
Keywords: Michel Accad, Gulf Bank, Liquidity, Derivatives, Bad Loans, Asset Valuation, Arab Spring
Hong Kong gets mini QFII approval and other goodies
Date: Aug 23, 2011China has given Hong Kong the necessary tools to boost the territory’s capabilities as an offshore Rmb centre, but still shows concerns on capital inflow to the mainland.
Author: Timothy Shim
Categories: China, Exchanges, Hong Kong, Markets & Exchanges, Rmb
Keywords: Cross Border Trade Settlement, Foreign Direct Investments, mini QFII, Three Bridges, Rmb Deposits