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China’s GDP growth has been overstated by an average of 1.7%, says new research
Date: Mar 26, 2019   |   Author: Wendy Weng | News Analysis
New research reveals that the economic slowdown in China may be worse than the official statistics suggest since 2008, due to the potential inaccuracy in China's GDP reporting.
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Asian intermediation shifts from stocks into bonds and bank deposits for most countries
Date: Mar 18, 2019   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Datafiles
Asian stock markets attracted less investible funds in 2018 and more went into bond markets, banking institutions and managed funds
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Despite rapid digitisation of payments in China, credit card usage will reach new heights by 2020
Date: Feb 28, 2019   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Research Note
Chinese credit card industry exploded over the past two years, with growth rates being recorded in the number of credit cards issued and outstanding credit card debt, as well as the income from credit card business.
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African banks show resilience despite downward pressure
Date: Feb 28, 2019   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Datafiles
Overall economic growth prospects for the Africa region are favourable. Most banks will raise capital base and maintain stable profitability, but weak asset quality will remain a key concern
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Prospects for the Middle East banking sector improve
Date: Feb 28, 2019   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Briefing note
With stronger economic growth anticipated in the Middle East, regional banking systems are set for improved profitability and solid capitalisation, funding and liquidity profiles
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Employment outlook remains positive due to digitalisation and new regulations
Date: Feb 22, 2019   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Datafiles
In the Asia Pacific region, skilled and experienced tech professionalsand regulatory compliance specialists will find themselves well-positioned in the banking and financial services market
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APAC banks put up strong showing despite looming risks
Date: Oct 31, 2018   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Research Note
Asia Pacific banks have strengthened capital position, profitability and asset quality despite slightly elevated risk profile and slower asset growth
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APAC regulators move to clean up asset quality and conduct issues
Date: Oct 30, 2018   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Research Note
Regulators have intensified efforts to curb the financial and conduct risks that confront banks in the region.



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