Latest articles from Kimberley Long

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China pivots towards retail banking

July 2, 2019

With China's banks looking for new ways to increase earnings, many view retail banking and wealth management as an opportunity that cannot be passed up. 

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China’s fintechs creep into banking territory

July 1, 2019

In a few short years, China’s fintechs have come to dominate e-commerce, mobile payments and now small business lending. How will the banks respond?

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China’s banks look to find a capital balance

July 1, 2019

Even with high levels of capital, Chinese banks are exploring new ways to raise funds to meet domestic and international regulations. 

Top 1000 World Banks - Slowing growth in China cannot prevent banks' global dominance

July 1, 2019

China’s big four state banks take the top four spots in the Top 1000 again, with their Tier 1 capital growing between 2.46% and 11.37% on last year's results. 

Top 1000 World Banks - Mitsubishi UFJ top again as Japan’s banks report losses

July 1, 2019

While last year's line-up of Japan's banks looks familiar, the underlying numbers tell a less cheerful story. 

Top 1000 World Banks - Australian quartet keep top Asia-Pacific positions

July 1, 2019

Australian banks retain their positions at the top of the Asia-Pacific (excluding China and Japan) table, but Vietnam provides much of the region's good news. 

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Afghanistan’s banking sector strives for stability

April 1, 2019

Afghanistan's banks face security issues, corruption problems and political instability. Can they rise to the challenge of rebuilding in such an environment? 

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Afghanistan’s central banker counts on bright future

April 1, 2019

Despite the many challenges Afghanistan faces, Khalil Sediq, the governor of Da Afghanistan Bank, is optimistic about the future of the country’s economy. 

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The Banker's Top 100 Asean Banks ranking: Singapore leads, Philippines rises

April 1, 2019

While Singapore reigns supreme in The Banker’s Top 100 Asean Banks ranking, banks from a number of south-east Asian countries are showing impressive gains.

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Hong Kong and Singapore: friends or foes?

March 1, 2019

The similarities between Hong Kong and Singapore are striking. Kimberley Long looks at how the two are working together to punch above their respective weights.

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