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China’s state banks close branches as coronavirus spreads

14 February 2020 |

As the death toll rises, China’s big state lenders are being forced to shutter branches and Beijing has reacted by disbursing loans to afflicted companies – but the sector is also hit by slowing credit growth and a sharp rise in NPLs.

Costa Rica’s debt plans will illuminate LatAm risk appetite

13 February 2020 |

The country needs to raise up to $4.5 billion in the international markets this year – and it won’t be easy.

XP’s Benchimol pushes for the top in Brazil

13 February 2020 |

XP has been outperforming even its most optimistic analysts’ projections in recent quarters.

China’s RMB is less popular as it ages

12 February 2020 |

In 2016, China’s currency seemed on target for global reserve status. These days, the renminbi appears stuck in reverse, with Beijing looking on passively as its status shrinks and it slides down the global rankings.

South Korea’s Woori Bank profits by attaching itself to Oscar-winning film Parasite

12 February 2020 |

Woori Bank’s investment in Parasite has paid off handsomely, as punters around the world flock to see the first foreign language winner of best picture.

Coronavirus: DBS Bank evacuates 300 as staffer tests positive

12 February 2020 |

DBS evacuated 300 employees from Tower 3 of Singapore’s Marina Bay Finance Centre, after an employee tested positive for coronavirus. It comes as banks across the region re-examine worst-case scenarios as the pathogen spreads.

The future of the RMB: special focus

12 February 2020 |

Euromoney's latest coverage of how Beijing is seeking to globalize the renminbi, through currency swaps and trade-financing facilities; the rise of the offshore bond market; and how fee-hungry banks are salivating at the prospect of the RMB’s growth.

Asian banks, buffeted by coronavirus, ramp up continuity plans

11 February 2020 |

Across Asia, the coronavirus is hampering banks’ ability to run roadshows, and even hold meetings, and some business continuity plans are starting to kick in.

In the Middle East, fertility is the next big investment trend

06 February 2020 |

As birth rates fall and the UAE government looks at ways to spur population growth, private equity firms see opportunities in IVF.

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