Taiwan's banks eye wider regional role

Amendments to the island's Banking Act have freed up capital and provided Taiwanese financial holding companies with the impetus to go forth and multiply.

Taiwan's banks eye wider regional role

Cross-Straits relations have come a long way since the days when the People’s Republic of China and its smaller offshore rival the Republic of China would automatically sever diplomatic links with any country that recognised the other as the legitimate government of China. Since President Ma Ying-jeou took office in Taiwan 2008, the two have signed more than 20 trade and investment agreements, binding them ever closer.

Rumours that this rapprochement might culminate in a...

To continue reading, please login or register for free

Click for more on: markets | politics | equity trading | taiwan | banks

Print Edition

FinanceAsia Print Edition

CONFERENCES

  • Green Bonds Southeast Asia

    25 May 2017  |  Singapore
    With Green Bonds globally reaching USD200 billion outstanding in 2016, from as little as 30bn just 4 years ago, can SE Asia corporations and ...
  • 2nd Compliance Summit Southeast Asia

    17 August 2017  |  Singapore
    The 2017 Compliance Summit Southeast Asia will take an in-depth look at the key compliance considerations today with a focus on regulation and new ...