Maybank eyes infrastructure opportunities

The largest bank in Malaysia thinks it can benefit from the desire of China companies and Southeast Asian governments to build infrastructure.

Maybank aims to capitalise on the desire of Southeast Asian countries to give the green light to much-needed infrastructure projects and the appetite of Chinese companies to construct them, according to Feisal Zahir, group head of global banking.

“I’d like to make our mark as a key facilitator and funder of infrastructure in Southeast Asia and to capture trade financing as well,” he told FinanceAsia in an exclusive interview in Hong Kong.

China’s One Belt, One Road policy and its potential geopolitical ambitions have led more mainland Chinese companies to seek out overseas infrastructure projects within central and Southeast Asia....

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