Thailand bets on infrastructure

Thailand’s generals are pushing a 20-year infrastructure plan that aims to transform the country into a high value economy and logistics hub for Asean.

Thailand: Can Bangkok Bank rise to the challenge?

It should be a sure winner, with a large international presence, a strong domestic franchise and customer loyalty second to none, so why has Bangkok Bank lost out to its nimble local and foreign competitors, and what can CEO Chartsiri Sophonpanich do to put it right?

New Silk Road: Realizing China's dream

The country is famously extending its reach across the Eurasian continent, building infrastructure and more for the benefit of itself and the countries the Silk Road passes through.

Calling the top for real estate?

Banks and non-banks are battling for market share in a property market that finally seems to be slowing down in the face of multiple headwinds.

Impact banking: Erste – the social banking network

The transition to capitalism has brought prosperity to much of emerging Europe but left large sections of society struggling to catch up – now Austria’s Erste Group is going back to its roots to bring prosperity to the region through social banking.

Impact banking: Vancity – delivering on the triple bottom line

Vancity is the largest credit union in Canada, but by 2007 it was acting like a commercial bank – yet now, after steering every part of the business back to being mission-based, it is delivering record profits, lower risk, new membership and improved employee engagement.

Meet the champions of global impact banking

Any important new market needs its innovators, cheerleaders and pioneers… As banks try to build more responsible and sustainable businesses, these are the champions of impact banking at 10 of the world’s biggest firms.

SSM’s Angeloni: Integration will help beat US banks

Euromoney talks to ECB Single Supervisory Mechanism board member Ignazio Angeloni about the challenges the SSM faces, and how eurozone integration, and in some cases bank mergers, could help improve European banks’ competitiveness.