South-east Asia may need another decade before it can become a fully integrated financial market, owing to gaps in both development levels and monetary policy among the 10 ASEAN countries. read more →

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAM – ASEAN banks will remain resilient even if rising interest rates and increasing houseld debt are threatening the quality of the region’s banking assets. In its latest report titled ASEAN Banks Will Remain Resilient to Rising Risks released yesterday, global credit ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) said the asset quality of.. read more →

MANILA – It may take as long as five more years, or until 2020, before Southeast Asia’s banking industry becomes fully integrated, regulators said this week, as they unveiled the staggered time frame for cross-border operations of the region’s lenders. read more →