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Relaxed regulation heightens Thailand banks’ systematic risks: S&P

NPL ratio is expected to rise to its highest since the 2009 financial crisis.
2 days ago

Relaxed regulation heightens Thailand banks’ systematic risks: S&P

NPL ratio is expected to rise to its highest since the 2009 financial crisis.
2 days ago

Citi APAC appoints head of sustainability & corporate transactions for BCMA group

Rapheal Mun will relocate from Singapore to London for her new role.
6 days ago

Banks welcome launch of Wealth Management Connect in Guangdong-Hong Kong-GBA 

BEA highlights hiring plans, whilst Citi says it will offer 100 types of wealth products under WM Connect.

China’s anti-graft agency investigates China Development Bank VP: report

He Xingxiang is suspected for “severe discipline and law violations.”

Citi boosts Asia ECM team with new hires

A couple of former JP Morgan bankers are joining the global bank’s ECM crew in Asia.

China makes biggest cash injection in banking system since February: report

The PBOC has injected a net CN¥120b into the system for this week.

Deutsche Bank Wealth Management appoints new SEA investment team head

Alania Conception is previously head of investment consulting for Credit Suisse Singapore and Malaysia.

UOB adopts the Equator Principles to refine sustainability strategy

The bank will apply the principles to assess and manage environmental and social risk projects.

Deutsche Bank names APAC head of wealth solutions

Dominique Jooris was CEO of Bank Pictet & Sie in Singapore prior to his new role.

Mizuho, IFC inks MOU to establish carbon facility

It will facilitate the purchase and sale of voluntary carbon credits.

Improved outlooks on the horizon for Chinese finance companies

Policies to slow debt growth and control property prices appear to be working, abating economic risks.

Myanmar limits foreign staff allowed in domestic banks: report

Major banks can now employ no more than 25 foreign staff.

Thai banks sufficiently buffered against ongoing risks: Fitch

Escalation of the pandemic in Thailand will significantly affect business activity in H2.

Singapore lifts dividend cap on local banks, financial companies

Local financial firms are expected to remain resilient even should the economy slip into a recession again.

Chart of the Week: Hong Kong’s wealth market to grow 7.8% in 2021

The number of HNWIs is expected to reach 3.9 million in 2021 or 60.6% of the population.

Hong Kong lenders gear up sustainability initiatives as post-pandemic era dawns

The total combined headcount across 18 banks in the city is down 2,000 from just 12 months ago.