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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Banks embrace digital innovation but find it hard to make substantial changes to its conventional business model
Date: May 29, 2017   |   Author: Research | Research Note
In the quest to create financial ecosystems, banks believe they can stay relevant to a customer’s financial needs.
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Retail banking asset structure differs widely by country in Asia Pacific
Date: May 15, 2017   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Research Note
Composition of retail banking assets among Asia Pacific countries shows that mature markets have a higher average share of mortgages in retail lending than emerging markets, while banks in emerging markets have expanded their mortgage lending at a stronger pace.
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Data analytics drives retail banking
Date: May 10, 2017   |   Author: Richard Hartung | Research Note
As data analytics becomes nearly ubiquitous in most parts of consumers’ digital lives, leading banks are providing digitised solutions that deliver the right offer at the right time, predict fraud so they can reduce risk, and boost cross-sell rates.
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Disruption forces banks in Asia Pacific to refocus their technology investments
Date: Oct 26, 2016   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Research Note
Competition is forcing banks to improve the digital experience of their customers. Banks are focused on investing in mobile technologies, data analytics, security and cloud computing.



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