Trade finance is crucial to Asia’s developed and developing economies yet its onerous treatment under Basel III threatens to hurt intra-regional commerce. How serious is the threat and will the Basel...
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Vietnam’s economic expansion has been matched by a proliferation of banks. But the regulator is talking tough and is aiming to halve the number of banks and ramp up their risk management capabilities. Is it going to work?
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