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Uzbek upstart banks on privatizations

Uzbek upstart banks on privatizations

April 16, 2020
By MATTHEW THOMAS

Silk Capital is making a big bet on the liberalization of the country’s financial system – a crucial test case of international demand for the nation will be the boutique investment bank’s own offshore IPO.

Uzbekistan: State banks keep a tight grip

Uzbekistan: State banks keep a tight grip

April 16, 2020
By MATTHEW THOMAS

Uzbekistan’s state-owned banks dominate the local financial system; a mix of local, privately owned banks and eager foreign players are helping the country to open up, but it will not be easy.

Coronavirus: IPOs lose the human touch

Coronavirus: IPOs lose the human touch

April 16, 2020
By JONATHAN BREEN

Asia’s first virtual roadshows have paved the way for a new digital approach to IPO executions; they are a necessity at the moment, but they could become the new normal.

India's banks clean up

India's banks clean up

April 16, 2020

The financial industry has been a mess, hit by defaults, rising bad loans, corporate governance scandals, frauds and, most recently, the government rescue of Yes Bank - the worst may be over, but things aren’t tidy yet.

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Chinese bonds: buyer beware

Chinese bonds: buyer beware

May 19, 2020
By ELLIOT WILSON

Foreign capital is flooding into Chinese bonds, but investors would be wise to scrutinize the myriad ways by which issuers can wriggle out of meeting their obligations.

The pitfalls of India

The pitfalls of India's JAM

May 11, 2020
By KANIKA SAIGAL

India's national ID and financial inclusion system creates the rails on which food and financial aid can reach some of the most vulnerable in society.