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RBI: cash reserve ratio is more than a liquidity tool
24 Jan 12
The 50 basis points cut in the cash reserve ratio by the RBI was described as "dovish" by a senior bank official.
Structure of shareholdings at MHB set to change further
24 Jan 12
Vietnam's PM has issued a Decision adjusting the chartered capital and structure of the chartered capital of Mekong Delta Housing...
HDFC Bank's change in asset mix boosts NIMs
23 Jan 12
HDFC Bank's net profit grew 31% in the third quarter to Rs 1,430 crore despite pressure on margins in a tough macroeconomic environment....
HK Banks resilient: HKMA official
21 Jan 12
Hong Kong's banks are coping with global economic uncertainty.
Vietnamese banks attracted to Cambodian market
21 Jan 12
A favourable business environment is urging many Vietnamese banks to invest in Cambodia this year.
RHB upbeat on OSK's regional branches
20 Jan 12
RHB Capital hopes to get Bank Negara's nod to a proposed merger with OSK Holdings by the early second quarter.
Tycoon may dispose Muamalat to buy car firm: observers
18 Jan 12
Industry players are speculating that Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary may sell Bank Muamalat to raise RM3 billion for the purchase of Proton...
BSN to undergo RM100 M business model transformation
18 Jan 12
BSN has tapped HeiTech Padu Bhd, BML Istirehat and Juris Technologies in embarking on a RM100 million Core Banking Replacement Programme.
CIMB eyes Laos
18 Jan 12
CIMB Group would apply for a banking licence in Laos in its bid to cover all Asean markets.
Many Vietnamese banks earn trillions of dongs in 2011
16 Jan 12
Many Vietnamese banks have announced profits of trillions of dong in 2011 despite the many challenges.
VietinBank's leasing arm to increase chartered capital
13 Jan 12
VietinBank Financial Leasing was allowed to raise its chartered capital from VND500 billion to VND800 billion.
CIMB Thai to acquire TM Bank
13 Jan 12
CIMB Thai Bank plc would acquire TMB Bank, formally known as The Thai Military Bank.
RHB Capital, OSK seek merger approval
11 Jan 12
RHB Capital Bhd and OSK Holdings Bhd have submitted an application to merge.
OceanBank eyeing foreign investors
10 Jan 12
Vietnam's OceanBank is looking for a foreign strategic partner.
Philippine banks’ total resources up 10%
9 Jan 12
The total resources of the Philippine banking system rose by almost 10 percent at the end of September.
China delays new capital rules for banks
7 Jan 12
The China Banking Regulatory Commission has postponed the implementation of new criteria for commercial lenders to the second half of 2012....
Plans of Indian banks to form subsidiaries get nixed
4 Jan 12
The Reserve Bank of India rejected proposals by several banks to launch wholly-owned subsidiaries.
Kim Eng Acquisition, BII Potential Set Stage For Maybank's Regional Growth
2 Jan 12
The acquisitionof Kim Eng Holdings and growth potential of Bank Internasional Indonesia will bring regional growth for Maybank.
Malaysia targets more foreign investments in banking
30 Dec 11
Malaysia would open up its banking sector to more foreign investment to put the economy back on investors' radar ahead of general elections...
Malaysian banking sector to be moderate next year : economist
27 Dec 11
Malaysian banking's performance is likely to be moderate next year in line with the economy.
Japanese, Chinese banks among leaders in coal plant financing
3 Dec 11
Chinese and Japanese banks are among the top 20 coal financing banks, along with those from the US, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Italy...
South Korean banks' BIS capital ratio down in Q3
28 Nov 11
The capital adequacy ratio of South Korean banks fell in the third quarter from three months earlier.
Vietinbank gets approval to increase charter capital to VND20.2 T
21 Nov 11
The Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam approved VietinBank’s application to raise its charter capital from current VND16.858 to VND20....
Asian banking capitalization better than before: Malaysian central bank governor
21 Nov 11
Asia's financial institutions can cope with possible global financial meltdown caused by Europe's debt crisis due to its good...
Vietnam's Agribank to be restructured
12 Nov 11
The State Bank of Vietnam, under the order of Vietnam Prime Minister, promptly directed related units to develop plans to restructureAgribank....
HSBC China's capital replenished by CNY2.8B
11 Nov 11
HSBC Bank China's capital 's parent company, the HSBC Limited, has replenished its capital with 2.8 billion yuan or US$442 million U.S....
Chinese banks to get liquidity boost
7 Nov 11
A fiscal funding will soon provide additional capital for China's cash-strapped banks.
Regulatory requirement makes foreign banks in China race for cash
25 Oct 11
The Chinese Banking Regulatory Commission’s 75% loan-to-deposit ratio requirement is giving banks a tough time.
Vietnam central bank notes 4 principles in restructuring the banking system
20 Oct 11
The State Bank of Vietnam announced four fundamental principles in restructuring the local banking system.
Malaysia to boost efforts to become Global Islamic Finance hub
8 Oct 11
Malaysia will continue its efforts to strengthen its position as an international Islamic financial centre and contribute towards the...
ICBC retains top spot in asset custody business in H1
13 Sep 11
ICBC registered RMB 3 trillion of assets under custody in the first half of 2011, ranking first among Chinese banks for 13th consecutive year....
Bank of China plans global expansion
6 Jul 11
Bank of China will continue to expand its overseas network despite becoming much more reliant on the domestic market in recent years.
ABC teams up with Taiwan Cooperative Bank
3 Jul 11
ABC and Taiwan Cooperative Bank will enter into comprehensive cooperation in corporate banking, investment banking, treasury operations, trade...
ABC, Cathay United Bank sign cooperation agreement
3 Jul 11
ABC has signed a memorandum of understanding with Cathay United Bank to enter into broad cooperation in several areas.
StanChart keen on expanding India’s M&A financing
26 May 11
The lender sees M&A financing as a huge area of growth despite being a highly competitive product.
Bank of Communications expands US services
11 Apr 11
China's Bank of Communications in the United States will include deposit-taking, lending and trade finance in its services.
RHB poised for Japan expansion with Sumitomo MoU
21 Dec 10
RHB strengthened its position in Japan with its alliance with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
Bank Rakyat takeover of Bank Agro nears
30 Jul 10
$44mln acquisition in final stages after administrative problems have delayed acquisition plan due last year.
CCB may complete $11.6bln rights issue in October
27 Jul 10
Rivals ICBC reported to conduct up to $6.63bln rights issue while BoC seeks approval from regulator.
State Bank of India raises $1bln notes sale
26 Jul 10
Bonds to be issued through SBI's London branch and would be listed on Singapore Exchange.
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