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Alibaba sets new Singles Day 11.11 record as sales hit $30.8 billion
Date: Nov 12, 2018   |   Author: The Asian Banker | News Analysis
Alibaba broke its Singles' Day online shopping sales record on 11 November when gross merchandise volume reached $30.8 billion. This beat last year's $25 billion, which was surpassed in just 15 hours and 49 minutes.
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Islami Bank Bangladesh is the Strongest Bank in Bangladesh for 2018
Date: Nov 07, 2018   |   Author: The Asian Banker | AB500
Islami Bank Bangladesh tops the annual ranking of Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet in Bangladesh in this year’s The Asian Banker Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet evaluation,
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KB Financial Group is the Strongest Bank in South Korea for 2018
Date: Nov 07, 2018   |   Author: The Asian Banker | AB500
KB Financial Group tops the annual ranking of Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet in South Korea in this year’s The Asian Banker Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet evaluation,
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Public Bank remains as the Strongest Bank in Malaysia for 2018
Date: Nov 07, 2018   |   Author: The Asian Banker | AB500
Public Bank continues to top the annual ranking of Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet in Malaysia in this year’s The Asian Banker Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet evaluation
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Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) ranks the 17th Strongest Bank in Asia Pacific for 2018
Date: Nov 07, 2018   |   Author: The Asian Banker | AB500
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) ranks the 17th Strongest Bank in Asia Pacific in this year’s The Asian Banker Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet evaluation
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Retail lending drives loan growth in India banking sector
Date: Oct 26, 2018   |   Author: The Asian Banker | Datafiles
Retail banking sector has been the main growth driver for Indian banking sector during the past few years, as banks’ exposure to corporate banking sector has been reduced due to bad loans problems. Their retail lending has grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.2% over the FY2013 to FY2018 period, making India's retail banking one of the biggest among emerging markets.
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Bank of China (Hong Kong) remains the strongest bank in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific for 2018
Date: Oct 24, 2018   |   Author: The Asian Banker | AB500
Although the Asia Pacific banking sector as a whole has become more robust in the past few years, there remains concerns over persistent financial risks and vulnerabilities. The regulators have moved aggressively to control the risks and strengthen the banking systems
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(Co-published)Maintaining the lead in a challenging environment
Date: Oct 24, 2018   |   Author: The Asian Banker |
Hyui-Nan Sa, head of KB Kookmin Bank’s custody business discusses how the bank is winning more new mandates and investing into new technology to defend its market leading position



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