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.

Grameen Bank: Social role, global legacy

Grameen Bank: Social role, global legacy

September 26, 2019

Bangladesh's Grameen Bank pioneered the fields of microfinance and microcredit, earning founder Muhammad Yunus a Nobel Peace Prize and helping shape the Asian financial system.

WeBank: China’s financial unicorn

WeBank: China’s financial unicorn

September 26, 2019

This Chinese financial institution should be on everyone's digital radar, not just for being one of the world's largest unicorms, but for also trying 'to make the world flatter' – via tech.

ICBC: Big could be beautiful

ICBC: Big could be beautiful

September 26, 2019

Just 35 years in the making, ICBC is the world's largest bank – and is continuing to shape the global financial system to also become the best.

CICC: Where China meets the world

CICC: Where China meets the world

September 26, 2019

CICC's international background gives it a major role in shaping Asia's financial system, connecting China with the world.

MUFG: Japan's internationalist

MUFG: Japan's internationalist

September 26, 2019

The bank's international strategy is on a global scale, but its expansion plan in Asia is the one to watch, as it aims to reshape the region's financial system.

UOB: Banking on TMRW

UOB: Banking on TMRW

September 26, 2019

Founded before the state of Singapore itself, UOB is looking to the future and enthusiastically embracing technology ‒ all eyes are on its shift to digital and how this will shape the financial system in the region.