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Chinese, Hong Kong and Singapore banks reduce loan loss provisions to below…

Banks in most Asian markets booked lower provisions to cover potential loan losses as economies recover, which has contributed to the improved profitability in 1H 2021

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Saudi’s Al Rajhi Bank delivered highest ROA in Middle East, while National Bank…

Al Rajhi Bank and National Bank of Egypt have emerged as the strongest bank in the Middle East and Africa respectively. Across the region, the average ROA of banks fell to 0.9% in 2020 from 1.6% in the year earlier, while their capitalisation…

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ICBC still largest bank in the world as assets grew 10.7%

The top ten remained largely unchanged in the ranking of the largest banks in Asia Pacific, while HSBC slipped two places to rank 13th due to the stronger growth of Chinese banks and the appreciation of the RMB against the US dollar.

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Al Rajhi Bank’s $2.8 billion profit almost quarter of the 100 largest Islamic…

Saudi Arabia-based Al Rajhi Bank retained its position as the largest and strongest Islamic bank in the world, with total assets amounting to $125 billion in 2020. The aggregate total assets of the 100 largest Islamic banks in the world…

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Bank of China (Hong Kong) retains strongest bank ranking in Asia Pacific despite…

The financial performance of the Hong Kong and Singapore banking sectors remained relatively strong. The COVID-related relief measures eased the short-term pressure on banks’ asset quality and capital adequacy.

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UOB's Chan: "Companies need to step up cyber risk safeguards amid shift to hybrid…

As hybrid working becomes more commonplace, organisations are grappling with the challenges of putting in place practical and secure remote working arrangements as well as risks from increased reliance on technology and having less control…

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Asia Pacific banks improved average CAR to 15.9% in 2020

Bank of China (Hong Kong), the strongest bank by balance sheet in Asia Pacific in 2020, has the highest capital adequacy ratio (CAR) among banks with total assets of over $100 billion in Asia Pacific at the end of 2020. The bank is well…

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Islamic banks' assets rose 13%

Saudi Arabian Islamic banks continue to display strong financial performance. The growth of Islamic bank assets accelerated despite slowdown in profits


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