Difficult outlook for Chinese banks in 2018
Date: Jan 22, 2018   |   Author: Alicia Garcia Herrero | Opinion
Banks in China will still continue to seek more stable sources of income and more organic generation of capital
A look at Asia Pacific's 500 strongest banks in 2017
Date: Nov 03, 2017   |   Author: The Asian Banker | AB500
The Asian Banker annually releases its AB500 ranking and survey of Asia Pacific's strongest banks, an evaluation that is based on a belief that a strong bank demonstrates long-term profitability from its core businesses. Let us take a look at this year's 500 strongest bank in the region.
Asia Pacific banks remain unfazed by asset quality pressure
Date: Oct 20, 2017   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Research Note
Retail asset quality pressure will persist in the Asia Pacific region, due to slower economic growth and worse employment situations. However, the downside risk to banks’ retail asset quality will remain manageable, as regulators and banks continue their efforts to better manage credit risk.
Capital and liquidity improved in the Middle East
Date: Oct 18, 2017   |   Author: Wendy Weng | AB500
Although Middle Eastern banks experienced a contraction in profitability, their overall capitalisation and liquidity improved with the gradual adoption of Basel III regulations. In Africa, asset quality and capitalisation are the key concerns.
An unrelenting lack of normality
Date: Oct 17, 2017   |   Author: Wendy Weng | AB500
The annual Asian Banker 500 largest banks ranking does not only measure and track the numerical changes in asset size but also the fundamental transformation of these institutions as they confront an unprecedented level of disruption on various fronts; regulation, technology, competition and customer.
ICOs – From “bubble” to the future of fundraising?
Date: Aug 17, 2017   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | News Analysis
Spurt in initial coin offerings over the last two years, with start-ups raising millions in minutes, have raised excitement and regulatory attention amidst fear of “bubble” and potential losses. This crowdfunding mechanism is still evolving towards more maturity, transparency and stronger market players.
Asia Pacific banks are leveraging on technology to remain competitive in a muted unsecured loan market
Date: Aug 08, 2017   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Research Note
Most Asia Pacific markets have witnessed a slowdown in unsecured consumer loan growth, as regulations tighten and more alternative lending options are made available to borrowers. To stay relevant, banks are slowly digitising the business while also closely monitoring credit quality.
CIMB's Gupta: "Getting the culture right is a big step in regionalising your business"
Date: Aug 01, 2017   |   Author: Research | Interviews
Samir Gupta, chief executive officer, group consumer banking at CIMB, talks about the key building blocks of success in the digital age and how to build a sustainable regional business