Myanmar’s central bank governor Kyaw Kyaw Maung has long been seen as an impediment to reform.
As a woman running one of Pakistan’s leading banks, Sima Kamil has already made her mark.
Seven years ago, the country had virtually no formal banking sector.
New sole president’s success in building non-traditional strengths put him ahead of rival Schwartz
It has been a pillar of Asian finance for half a century, but does the Asian Development Bank still have a role to play?
Competitors have been quick to delight in the travails of UBS’s Asian investment bank, notably its decline in the league tables and a revolving door at senior management level.
Indrajit Coomaraswamy was all but retired when the call came to run Sri Lanka’s central bank.
Just when everyone thought India’s state-owned banks were on the path to recovery, a $2 billion fraud at Punjab National Bank has knocked confidence in the whole sector and cast doubts on the government’s ambitious efforts to sort out these ailing lenders once and for all.
The financial connection between the countries of the Middle East and the trading nations of Asia becomes ever closer and more active.
Life for foreign banks in China should be easier now that the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) has made important changes to the rules governing their activities that should create a more level playing field.
Few outside Sri Lanka would equate the island with Islamic banking, but the sector is growing fast and pulling in hitherto unbanked customers.
China is bringing its banking and insurance watchdogs under one roof, and experts say the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) is the real winner, with an even broader mandate.
Thanks to new capital and accounting rules, higher costs and increased competition, the island’s cosy banking sector is heading for a long overdue shake-up.
Domestic banks say that even if foreign rivals haven’t given up the ghost already, they face a tough future in India.
Banco de Crédito del Perú
Euromoney attempts to look through the gloss of momentum and short-term results to answer the question long-term investors ask: which banks have the best blend of performance, management expertise and fundamental strength to outperform?
Banco Popular Dominicano
The country’s bankers are frustrated: the system is sound, their banks are generally well run, and yet they are among the worst performers in Latin America.
Bankers say the battle to hit mandated lending targets has created a scramble for borrowers in Bolivia.
The country’s biggest banks have kept profits up by keeping banking simple and benefiting from enviable net interest margins.
The outlook for both Credit Suisse and Brazil is better than it has been in years, and CEO José Olympio Pereira has his eyes firmly focused on the opportunities coming his way.
Lending surveys suggest small businesses are reluctant to borrow even though banks approve most of their credit applications: but the reality is very different.
Low levels of credit penetration provide huge growth opportunity; other positive factors include sector consolidation and regulatory liberalization.
In an exclusive interview, Baroda chief executive PS Jayakumar admits failings in the bank’s South African operations, but denies institutional wrongdoing.
Barclays CEO has to deliver now he has the bank the way he says he wants it to be.
South Africa’s reputation for insalubrious dealings under Zuma makes it fertile ground for maverick short-sellers.
For too long, the country has been at the top of the world’s news agenda for all the wrong reasons.
When banks get around to reporting first-quarter 2018 results in April (the US banks) and May (the Europeans), it is already safe to say that their fixed income, currencies and commodities numbers will look particularly good.
Everyone used to want to be on the sell side; now they want to be on the buy side.
Have banks finally learned not to hold their customers in contempt?
After a year in the recovery ward, 2017 results show some banks are healing.
Most new challengers are attacking retail, but a few ingenious startups are moving into the more fragmented and poorly served small business market.
Financial markets are woefully underdeveloped in this oil- and gas-rich country.
With the acquisition of Indonesia’s Bank Danamon, MUFG has built a network of southeast Asia bank stakes to go with its presence in the US.
Three years ago, Raiffeisen Bank International was on the casualty list – today it is again one of the best-performing banks in Europe.
A former social worker from middle England has suddenly become the biggest influencer in South Africa’s stock market.
Collect everything and store it for ever, or only collect some data and destroy it as soon as possible? That is the question facing bank compliance officers struggling with Mifid II and GDPR.
Some of Africa’s largest banks, as well as its budding fintech firms, are building up their remittance offerings.
Michal Krupinski looks to shake off the legacy of UniCredit with big plans for Poland’s second-largest lender.