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News Analysis
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.
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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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Proceedings Report
Customer connectivity and integrated functionalities essential hallmarks for transaction banks
Date: Sep 02, 2013   |   Author: Research
Proceedings report from The Asian Banker teleconsultation session, "Building a regional transaction banking platform: cases and approaches” on the future of transaction banking and its key client demands.
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Research Note
Embracing productivity and innovation key to sustaining profitability in besieged retail banking sector
Date: Jul 24, 2013   |   Author: Research
Banks in Asia Pacific are responding to tightening regulations and fee ceilings with creative strategies and more effective business models.
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Research Note
Heightened regulations and changing consumer mind-set challenge retail banking growth
Date: Mar 27, 2013   |   Author: Research
Retail banks in the Middle East and Asia Pacific will need to quickly shift from being account-focused to becoming more customer-centric so as to stay ahead of the curve.
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Research Note
Singaporean banks’ lacklustre 2012 performances hint at ongoing recovery
Date: Mar 07, 2013   |   Author: Research
The future of retail financial services in the island-state points to compressed margins and even lower top line growth.
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Case Study
OCBC Bank sceptical that NFC mobile payments solves customer issue
Date: Nov 06, 2012   |   Author: Research
OCBC Singapore believes that peer-to-peer mobile banking will grow in a big way.
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Opinion
Financial institutions urged to balance capital and risk management
Date: Oct 31, 2012   |   Author: Esther Tan
While lauding the aim of the BCBS to strengthen capital standards for managing market risks, bankers are cautious about an overly prescriptive approach.
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Opinion
Asian bankers express optimistic, albeit cautious hopes for transaction banking business
Date: Oct 16, 2012   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping
A combination of commitment, investment in technology and infrastructure, as well as physical presence, is required to succeed in transaction banking.


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