banks

Meet Airwallex: APAC's new fintech unicorn

Airwallex has raised $100 million via a Series C funding round led by DST Global, valuing it at over $1 billion. The start-up this year also expects to process $10 billion-plus in payments.
March 25, 2019

Chinese perps challenge international market

Chinese banks are expected to issue almost $21 billion in perpetual bonds this year. This will have a marked knock-on effect in the international capital markets.
March 22, 2019

Myanmar gets ready to welcome foreign insurers

Its fledgling insurance sector may only stretch to snake bite cover but Myanmar is set to open its doors to the big boys of global finance, and it could yet be the making of its bond market.
February 28, 2019

Chinese perpetual bonds: capital idea

Bank of China’s landmark onshore perpetual bond deal opens up a new fundraising avenue for the capital-strapped banking sector.
January 30, 2019

GIC, Mizuho give Vietcombank $265m capital boost

The funds raised via a private placement bolster Vietcombank’s capital ahead of Vietnam's application of Basel II in 2020. However, the state could continue to demand big dividends.
January 09, 2019

Achievement Awards 2018: House Awards

We conclude the announcement of our annual Achievement Awards winners with the house awards, honouring the best financial institutions across the region.
December 19, 2018