Trade war hits Asian FX

Trade war hits Asian FX

October 04, 2019

Asiamoney ranks the top five counterparties and top three Asian counterparties in 11 different Asian jurisdictions as part of our 41st annual survey of liquidity consumption in the global FX markets.

The banks that (almost) define BRI

The banks that (almost) define BRI

October 04, 2019

The Belt and Road Initiative began as a bold plan focused mainly on infrastructure investment, and while construction may still be the policy focus, banks are using BRI as a catch-all for a growing set of cross-border business opportunities.

Asian deals that define the decades

Asian deals that define the decades

September 30, 2019

Asiamoney has chosen three deals – across equity and debt markets, and M&A – from each of the past three decades since the magazine was launched; some are good, some are bad, but all have had an undeniable impact.

Indonesia pins its hopes on Jokowi 2.0

Indonesia pins its hopes on Jokowi 2.0

September 27, 2019
By ELLIOT WILSON

Can Indonesia’s likeable president find a way to boost growth, slash red tape, tackle the country’s image problem and draw in much-needed FDI now that he has secured a second five-year term?

Singapore: BNP Paribas hacks a digital path to growth

Singapore: BNP Paribas hacks a digital path to growth

September 27, 2019
By ELLIOT WILSON

BNP Paribas’ Asia wealth management division was once a digital laggard, but thanks to its ‘design factory’ in Singapore, led by Vivien Jong, it is now a global leader, inventing ways to make the bank work better and more profitably.

SGX: Singapore scrambles for listings

SGX: Singapore scrambles for listings

September 27, 2019
By ELLIOT WILSON

Its exchange was once buzzing with new listings – these days, the only IPOs that keep equity capital market bankers busy come from Reits.

Why 1MDB still troubles AmBank

Why 1MDB still troubles AmBank

September 27, 2019
By ERIC ELLIS

Malaysia’s sixth-biggest bank was once eager to serve the country’s now disgraced former prime minister Najib Razak and his fugitive associate Jho Low.

Thai bourse chief sets a new course

Thai bourse chief sets a new course

September 27, 2019

Pakorn Peetathawatchai, president of the Stock Exchange of Thailand, is determined to harness digital platforms and launch new products to create a model exchange for the region.

The Philippines: Consing takes BPI in a new direction

The Philippines: Consing takes BPI in a new direction

September 27, 2019

Bank of the Philippine Islands is already one of the top corporate and investment banks in the archipelago; now CEO Cezar Consing wants the bank to focus on financial inclusion by expanding its microfinance, SME and consumer lending businesses.

Financial institutions to watch in Asia

Financial institutions to watch in Asia

September 26, 2019

Asiamoney has spent the past two months interviewing the chief executives of the biggest, most important and most disruptive financial institutions in the region.

First Women Bank: Agent of change

First Women Bank: Agent of change

September 26, 2019

Created to promote the social development of women alongside its commercial interests, First Women Bank has led the way in financial inclusion.

Nomura: Cultural shift

Nomura: Cultural shift

September 26, 2019

Nomura hopes a more efficient structure can help it win private banking business and investment banking mandates on the global stage.

Macquarie: The incremental evolution model

Macquarie: The incremental evolution model

September 26, 2019

Change is the only constant for Macquarie, helping it through the global financial crisis and beyond, and making it one to watch as it develops new Asian markets.

State Bank of India: A digital dilemma

State Bank of India: A digital dilemma

September 26, 2019

SBI is reshaping India's financial system, continuing to act as the bedrock of local banking life while delivering a profit to shareholders.

Daiwa: Lost in transition

Daiwa: Lost in transition

September 26, 2019

With its lack of drive and direction, shareholders of the Japanese financial institution look on nervously as the investment bank faces questions about its future.

BDO Unibank: Access all areas

BDO Unibank: Access all areas

September 26, 2019

Most financial institutions are banging the digital drum, but this Philippines bank is worth watching as it takes a more old-fashioned approach to local banking.