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Risk and Regulation Working Group Tuesday, 5 December 2023

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Qatari banks most efficient worldwide with 21.5% average cost-to-income ratio

Banks in the Middle East and Asia Pacific showcased outstanding operational efficiency, with Qatari banks achieving exceptional cost-to-income ratios by leveraging superior IT infrastructure, offering cost-effective digital services, and…

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Pinduoduo set to become China’s second-largest e-commerce platform in 2024

Despite economic challenges and shifting consumer trends, China's Double 11 sales surged, placing Pinduoduo as a formidable contender in the fiercely competitive e-commerce sector

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Bangladesh and Lebanon banks face significant asset quality concerns

Four banks in Bangladesh on the TABInsights Bank Watch List reported an average gross NPL ratio of 17.8% in FY2022, while Indian banks demonstrated improved asset quality, with none making the list, highlighting resilience to economic fluctuations

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China’s key banks: Resilience tested as capital pressures mount

In 2023, China’s domestic systemically important banks grew to 20, led by China Merchants Bank in the TAB Global 1000 World’s Strongest Banks 2023 ranking, but some still require more capital despite improved capital ratios

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China and the US took the lead among the world’s largest banks

Thirty-seven banks held assets surpassing $1 trillion, distributed among 16 in Asia Pacific, 13 in Europe, and eight in North America, representing 51% of the top 1000 banks’ total assets; overall asset growth has decelerated, with the…

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Aggregate remuneration of APAC’s top 10 highest-paid bank chiefs rose 12%

DBS’s Gupta is the highest-paid bank CEO in Asia Pacific, while Public Bank CEO Tay received the highest compensation as a percentage of net profit, with the combined total earned by the top 10 highest-paid bank chiefs in the region reaching…

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Bank of Montreal rated world's strongest for overall risk profile and asset…

North America demonstrated the highest overall strength, followed by Asia Pacific and the Middle East, with all banks in the ranking averaging decline in return on assets from 0.76% to 0.74%, and improved gross non-performing loan ratio…

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Singapore surpassed India with 48% share of fintech funding in Asia in 1H2023

While India led in fintech funding between 2020 and 2022, Singapore outpaced India in the first half of 2023, driven by the digital lending and insurtech segments


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