Southeast Asian banks are jostling for position in the race to take advantage of the rapid recovery in most Asian economies. This is a stark contrast to the challenging external conditions in 2009. Earnings and nonperforming loans for most banks have returned to, or even exceeded, 2007 levels. As banks switch to growth mode from defensive, they must grapple with competition again, especially in more mature domestic markets such as Singapore and Malaysia. Some Southeast Asian banks have tried to diversify by expanding their presence in emerging markets such as Indonesia, which offers higher growth, but also potentially higher credit risks if not properly managed. In Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' opinion, most Southeast Asian banking systems (except Vietnam and...
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- DBS Bank Ltd.
- Bangkok Bank Public Co. Ltd.
- KASIKORNBANK PCL
- Malayan Banking Bhd.
- Siam Commercial Bank Public Co. Ltd.
- PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk.
- PT Bank Internasional Indonesia Tbk.
- PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk.
- United Overseas Bank Ltd.
- Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. Ltd.
- TMB Bank Public Co. Ltd.
- Krung Thai Bank Public Co. Ltd.
- Bank of Ayudhya Public Co. Ltd.
- Public Bank Bhd.
- RHB Bank Bhd.
- CIMB Bank Bhd.
- Development Bank of the Philippines
- Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.
- Philippine National Bank
- Bank Indonesia
- PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.
- United Overseas Bank (Thai) Public Co. Ltd.
- Hong Leong Bank Bhd.
- AmInvestment Bank Bhd.
- Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam
- Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam
- PT Bank Mandiri (Persero)
- Banco De Oro Unibank Inc.
- CIMB Investment Bank Bhd.
- CIMB Group Holdings Bhd.
- AmBank (M) Bhd.
- ACLEDA Bank PLC
- Vietnam Technological And Commercial Joint Stock Bank