Capital markets: How to enter China

Capital markets: How to enter China

January 15, 2020

Foreign banks hoping to break into China’s capital markets will have their chance at the end of 2020, but muscling in on primary capital markets could prove expensive and risky.

Asia unprepared for end of Libor

Asia unprepared for end of Libor

January 15, 2020

How much work have Asian banks put in to get ready for the end of Libor on December 31, 2021? Senior bankers admit that not much progress has been made.

Mongolia: SMEs take centre stage

Mongolia: SMEs take centre stage

January 15, 2020

For too long, Mongolia has depended heavily on the resources sector, but banks such as TransBank are making an important push to lend to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Cambodia: The stock exchange takes baby steps

Cambodia: The stock exchange takes baby steps

January 15, 2020

Even on a busy day, you can hear a pin drop at the Cambodia Securities Exchange, but with a handful of new share listings and more bond issues expected in 2020, investors can hope for a slightly livelier scene.

ABA's makeover into a Cambodian digital leader

ABA's makeover into a Cambodian digital leader

January 15, 2020

Central Asian expertise and North American money made for a powerful mix: together they have turned ABA Bank into a digital entrepreneur and propelled it to the top tier of Cambodia’s banking industry.

South Korea: Let the app wars begin

South Korea: Let the app wars begin

January 14, 2020
By MORGAN DAVIS

New banking rules have blown the competition wide open in South Korea, allowing banks to piggy-back off each other’s client relationships by offering a better mobile app.

South Korea: Stalled banks go abroad for growth

South Korea: Stalled banks go abroad for growth

January 14, 2020
By MORGAN DAVIS

South Korea’s banks are looking overseas for opportunities and faster profit growth now that their domestic market no longer offers the revenues and excitement it once did.

Asiamoney Brokers Poll 2019: HSBC proves its mettle

Asiamoney Brokers Poll 2019: HSBC proves its mettle

January 14, 2020

When a bank performs well during a strong year for equity markets, it’s easy to say it is just going with the flow, but when a firm gives clients the best advice during turbulent times, it proves its worth.

Inside Kaspi’s Kazakh banking experiment

Inside Kaspi’s Kazakh banking experiment

January 13, 2020
By MATTHEW THOMAS

Kaspi.kz is Kazakhstan’s most exciting technology company, its most ambitious bank and perhaps its next international export, but rivals think they have figured out its secrets.

Malaysia: Lim finds revolution hard going

Malaysia: Lim finds revolution hard going

January 13, 2020
By ERIC ELLIS

Toppling a political dynasty is one thing, stabilizing Malaysia’s corruption-riddled finances is quite another, as finance minister Lim Guan Eng has discovered in his first 18 months in the job.

Stock exchanges: Kazakhstan finds two is a crowd

Stock exchanges: Kazakhstan finds two is a crowd

January 13, 2020
By MATTHEW THOMAS

The government has big ambitions when it comes to the financial sector, but a second stock exchange, launched as part of a bold plan to turn the country into a Dubai on the Steppes, is a big ask when it comes to developing the nation’s capital markets.

Hong Kong: Chan aims to maintain financial order

Hong Kong: Chan aims to maintain financial order

January 13, 2020
By ERIC ELLIS

Hong Kong’s Financial Services under-secretary is a rare species: a government official willing to talk to the media, despite holding such a tough job of keeping the SAR’s markets operating smoothly in a time of chaos.

China ABS Awards 2019

China ABS Awards 2019

December 27, 2019

The Chinese asset-backed securities market saw a boom in 2019, marked by relentless innovation and cutthroat competition.

Financial sector threatens Mongolia’s recovery

Financial sector threatens Mongolia’s recovery

December 19, 2019

Bailed out by the IMF to the tune of $5.5 billion, the country hopes to break free of the programme in 2020, but flaws in its financial sector mean that going it alone will be risky.

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.