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Asia outlook stable even as China faces limited economic growth
Date: Mar 05, 2012Mark 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.
Author: Mark Matthews
Categories: China, Databook, Industry Outlook
Keywords: Mark Matthews, Bank Julius Baer, Eurozone, Italy, Economic Cycle Research Institute, Hussman Econometric Advisors, Roubini Global Economics
Contagion is spreading outside Europe, Asia possibly next flash zone
Date: Dec 06, 2011Economist Nouriel Roubini feels that the key to ending the crisis that is impacting Asia is involvement from the international community.
Author: Nouriel Roubini
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, Government Finance, Risk and Regulation, Capital Markets
Keywords: Nouriel Roubini, Eurozone, Italy, Greece, Spain, Germany, European Financial Stability Facility, Andy Xie, Morgan Stanley
Japanese banks enter dark patch
Date: Nov 16, 2011July to September profits at Japanese banks shows distinct slide, principally at Mizuho which is laying off 5% of its staff.
Author: Peter Hoflich
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, Japan, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Mizuho Financial Group, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
ICBC dim sum sub debt leads the waves of offshore renminbi activities
Date: Nov 02, 2011The launch of several offshore renminbi products and services underlines sustained demand for access to the currency and related businesses despite global market fluctuations and domestic concerns in China.
Author: Wong Wei Han
Categories: China, Hong Kong, Rmb, Taiwan, Trade Finance, Transaction Banking
Keywords: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of East Asia, Mitsubishi UFJ, Taiwan FSC
Running afoul of regulators shouldn’t become a habit
Date: Oct 06, 2011Citi, facing another series of regulatory infractions in Asia, needs to go back to basics.
Author: Peter Hoflich
Categories: Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Regulation, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Citibank, Bank Indonesia, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, SFC
Tremendous growth in financial services sector reflected in 2011 - 2012 Asian Banker 500
Date: Sep 26, 2011The Asia Pacific region’s financial sector will continue to grow as economic and political risks plague the West and Middle East respectively.
Author: Doron Foo
Categories: Asia Pacific, Asian Banker 500
Keywords: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, ICBC, Bank Size
Dealing with the pressures of Basel III
Date: Jun 20, 2011Ishigaki Yumesaku, General Manager, Transaction Services Division, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Japan, and board member of SWIFT discusses overseas expansion and the impact of Basel III.
Categories: Basel III, Japan, Risk and Regulation, Transaction Banking
Keywords: Ishigaki Yumesaku, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, SWIFT
Biggest M&A deals of 2007
Date: Jun 23, 2008Asian Banker Research charts the region's 50 biggest M&A deals of 2007 - breakdown of bank M&A activities by deal value and volume, banking sector M&A deal value by country.
Categories: Industry Outlook, Investor Audit, Mergers and Acquisitions
Keywords: Mitsubishi UFJ, Citigroup, Japanese Consumer Credit, Cross Border Deals