Hong Kong's virtual banks face real-world test

For these new lenders, making a splash with attractive rates was just the first step. The real challenge begins now as they confront a crowded marketplace and deal with complex issues such as risk management and data protection.
January 27, 2021

Ant IPO exposes new fault lines in China banking

Ant Financial’s expected IPO a key moment for China’s financial reforms as it shows how fintech is upending the competitive landscape for traditional lenders, both private and state-owned.
March 16, 2015

Japan behind EM lending surge

BIS data showing Q1 spike in cross-border lending to emerging markets says as much about Japanese banks as it does about growth.
September 16, 2013

Asia no longer a panacea for banks

The Asian commercial banking operations of global banks are losing their shine as the dislocation caused by the global recession impacts companies in the region.
January 20, 2009