Private banking: Who stays in Asia, wins in Asia

Private banking: Who stays in Asia, wins in Asia

By HELEN AVERY

For many private banks that set up in Asia in the last decade, the cost of doing business kept them locked out of the vast expansion of wealth in the region; those that didn’t leave are settling into a more mature industry, but they are a long way from being able to relax.

The future of the RMB: special focus

The future of the RMB: special focus

Euromoney's latest coverage of how Beijing is seeking to globalize the renminbi, through currency swaps and trade-financing facilities; the rise of the offshore bond market; and how fee-hungry banks are salivating at the prospect of the RMB’s growth.

ICBC: Braced for the trade war

ICBC: Braced for the trade war

Numbers are solid and money is flowing into the system, but ICBC must avoid the temptation to drift from its conservative approach to risk.

Foreign investors eye Uzbekistan’s banking sector

Foreign investors eye Uzbekistan’s banking sector

By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

The opening up of central Asia’s largest market after a decade of isolation has sparked intense interest in its underdeveloped banking sector among fund managers and regional groups alike.

The Belt and Road backlash

The Belt and Road backlash

By ELLIOT WILSON

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is trumpeted as a ‘win-win’ for all, but is it everything it’s cracked up to be? Or are countries on its route, wary of Beijing’s motives and fearful of being trapped by debt to China’s big development banks, losing faith in the plan?

Sri Lanka questions reliance on China

Sri Lanka questions reliance on China

By ELLIOT WILSON

When Sri Lanka, a key link in the Belt and Road Initiative, sold China a deep-water port in exchange for debt alleviation, it raised eyebrows around the world – yet Colombo continues to borrow from Beijing even as its fiscal situation worsens.