[BEIJING] China will remove business restrictions on foreign banks, brokerages and fund management firms, a Cabinet meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday, state television...

[RIYADH] The Saudi central bank is vetting local lenders' exposure to Saudi Aramco ahead of an initial public offering (IPO) of the state-oil giant that will likely see large numbers of Saudi...

BT EXCLUSIVE: STARTUPS

MORE professional-services firms in Singapore have set up specialised departments to capture business opportunities from among startups.

SO DIVERGENT have their fortunes been since the financial crisis, European banks tend to trail their Wall Street peers on most of the metrics that investors care about. Gender diversity at the top...

[BEIJING] China's central bank announced Friday it was cutting the reserve requirements for banks, freeing up about US$126 billion to boost lending and bolster the slowing economy.

INDIA announced a series of mergers involving 10 state-owned banks on Friday, as it moves to strengthen a sector struggling under a mountain of debt and to ensure stronger balance sheets to boost...

[BEIJING] China is considering new rules for the country's small-to-medium financial institutions to reduce risk in the wider economy, following a number of state bailouts of smaller lenders, the...

INTEREST rates are falling across the world - with some markets already mired in negative rates - but the flow through to Singapore mortgage rates may be mitigated by local factors.

COMMENTARY

WAY back in the 70s, a Kodak engineer named Steve Sasson invented the world's first digital-still camera. Kodak executives, afraid that the technology would cannibalise the company's photographic...

OPINION

IT is generally accepted that one of the keys to a healthy economy is a robust banking system. For some reason, though, central banks seem intent on doing everything in their power to make it as...