Cleaner books in China's rustbelt

Cleaner books in China's rustbelt

In a rare meeting with foreign media, two banks in Changchun, Bank of Jilin and Jilin JiuTai Rural Commercial Bank talk about shadow banking, toeing the Beijing party line and why a stockmarket listing in Hong Kong can be a poisoned chalice.

The battle for Bank of East Asia

The battle for Bank of East Asia

Elliott Management’s court case against Sir David Li’s Bank of East Asia pits the aggressive new world of activist investment against one of Hong Kong’s most venerable institutions.

Green means go for Chinese regulators

Green means go for Chinese regulators

China’s successful adoption of green bonds comes at a time when a climate-change sceptic leads the US but emerging economies are growing more conscious of environmental problems.

Myanmar battles to build a banking system from scratch

Myanmar battles to build a banking system from scratch

A year after the country’s new government passed a financial institutions law to modernize a creaking banking system, Yangon’s licensed commercial bankers are still waiting for regulators to implement the reforms and make the system fit for purpose.

Jin Liqun: China’s internationalist

Jin Liqun: China’s internationalist

It is a strange world when the most outward-looking financial institution is based in Beijing – welcome to Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, led by Jin Liqun.

Sri Lanka splashes out on a luxury skyline

Sri Lanka splashes out on a luxury skyline

It’s boom time in Colombo’s property market, eight years after the end of the civil war, as soaring towers transform the colonial-era city into a would-be south Asian Dubai.

Indian banks respond to Modi's demonetization shock therapy

Indian banks respond to Modi's demonetization shock therapy

November 8, 2016, will go down in history as the day Donald Trump, a real estate mogul and reality TV host, was elected the 45th president of the United States and leader of the free world – but, in India, it marks a perhaps equally surreal event: demonetization.