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PETALING JAYA: Public Bank Bhd, the country’s second largest bank by market capitalisation, began the financial year of 2020 (FY20) with a 5.7% year-on-year (y-o-y) fall in net profit for the first quarter.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s largest financial services group, Maybank, has been named as one of the World’s Best Banks 2020 by the Global Finance Magazine.
KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s banking sector is expected to be under constraints this year especially in terms of income and loan growth due to effects from the COVID-19 pandemic which has adversely impacted the local as well as the global economy.
MILAN: UniCredit SpA reported its biggest loss in more than three years as provisions related to the coronavirus added to the pain of one-off costs for job cuts and the writedown of its Turkish unit.
PETALING JAYA: At 10-15% of their loan books, Malaysia’s top banks have a meaningful - but not significant - exposure to the Indonesian market, which is currently facing rising economic risks.
EUROPE’S banks have often complained about too much regulation hampering their ability to lend. The Covid-19 epidemic shows that when times are bad, the real constraint lies elsewhere: in the financial markets.
KUALA LUMPUR: S&P Global Ratings revised the rating outlook on PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) (Mandiri), PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. (BRI) and PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. (BNI) to negative from stable.
HONG KONG: Hong Kong is catching up with global peers in its fiscal response to the coronavirus outbreak with the announcement of an “unprecedented” HK$137.5bil (US$17.7bil) stimulus package focused on avoiding mass job losses.