Korea’s big lenders are striking out properly for the first time, buying assets and opening branches across southeast Asia.
Mongolia began 2017 facing yet another credit crisis.
Buddhist monk and former investment banker Michael Dobbs-Higginson has written a rip-roaring account of an astonishing life that has included success and failure in equal measures.
A novel green loan for Singapore-listed Wilmar has highlighted the dearth of such ESG-based borrowings in Asia, but now that the agribusiness company has provided a template, the onus is on banks and borrowers to push for change in the region.
The opening up of the Chinese financial sector to majority foreign ownership is an important and strategic move, but the guidelines curtailing banking sector liberalization make it look like one step forward, two steps back.
The Hong Kong stock market is finally shaking off its image as a home for unloved Chinese IPOs.
The Chinese Ministry of Finance successfully completed its second offshore renminbi bond auction, but poor investor demand for the offering raises questions about the future of the CNH bond market.
If Australian banking needs a fundamental shake-up, it may come from insiders-turned-outsiders, and few fit that bill better than Jason Yetton at SocietyOne
The country’s lenders face depressing conditions in their home market, with negative interest rates, razor-thin net interest margins and an ageing population.
Two former debt bankers – one a globetrotter, the other a lifelong Japan specialist – head Barclays’ Japanese investment banking business and present a formidable double act.
Francisco Aristeguieta has spent two and a half years trying to change Citi’s approach to Asia.
The bank has found a model that puts the local community first – feeding prosperity, not feeding off it as the big four do, says chief executive Mike Hirst